User-Centric Design: Five Social Enterprises Which Took the Philosophy to Implementation

The User-Centric Design process (UCD) is a highly useful process, as we have already seen from the article on design thinking for the BoP. Good design is a process from start to finish, one that can’t be rushed and demands a good deal of thought and consideration. Your users are everything, so it makes sense that…

TOP 10 NOTABLE MICRO-FINANCE SOCIAL SECTOR ENTERPRISES IN INDIA

“Access to Finance is a commonly cited problem for social enterprises in India and refers to the financial barriers related to the lack of equity, debt, and working capital for start-up enterprises, in addition to non-financial barriers, such as a lack of financial literacy.” – IFC, 2011 Access to finance, especially so by the underprivileged…

TOP 10 NOTABLE EDUCATION SOCIAL SECTOR ENTERPISES IN INDIA

The education sector in India is witnessing a demand like never before, with the need to educate seen almost as a fundamental right. . However,  India’s per capita public expenditure on education as a percentage of GDP is amongst the lowest in the world. According to a report by the Sankalp Forum, “Exploiting this demographic…

Top 10 Business Plan Competitions for Social Enterprises

Business Plan Competitions

Business plan competitions are great platforms for social entrepreneurs to pitch their startup to investors and partners, share their story with the world, raise some cash and get valuable feedback on their business. Following are some famous platforms for Social Enterprises to showcase their ideas. 1.  TATA Social Enterprise Challenge (TSEC)   Courtesy: link Organized…

Top 6 Fellowships/Experience Programs to Get Exposure in the Social Sector

The social sector in India is one which is vastly unexplored. People in India truly have a positive intent to make the society better, but they are unsure where to start. In today’s day, nearly all universities and companies abroad seek candidates having a social work experience of a minimum of two hundred hours. Moreover,…

TOP 8 SOCIAL MEDIA STRATEGIES FOR SOCIAL ENTERPRISES

Social media is a powerful tool in today’s digital era and allows immediate reach to a vast audience. Social entrepreneurs solving some of the toughest problems can make good use of social media to communicate their story and gather support for their initiatives. Sites like Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, Google Plus and Instagram allow real-time interaction…

Social Entrepreneurship: Top Schools and Programs in India

Top 10 schools for social entrepreneurs

Social entrepreneurship is the career du-jour of the twenty-first century. We at Impactpreneurs have compiled a list of the top schools and programs to study Social Entrepreneurship as a course in India.  These courses can go a long way in training the social entrepreneurs of tomorrow. 1) Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS)- M.A in Social Entrepreneurship…