Art-Based Social Enterprises in India

art

Art has played an integral role in shaping the opinion of the society. It is a medium through which one can express her/his emotion through visual, auditory or performing artefacts. It is also a medium through which one can keep a culture alive. It can also act as a medium for social change. Impactpreneurs identifies…

Indian Social Enterprises Emerged from MIT

MIT

Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA  has always been known for its innovative technologies which have transformed the world. But through this article, we wanted to explore the impact of MIT alumni and students in creating a more equitable world. Amongst the several initiatives on its campus in this direction, D-Labs and Media labs are…

Banka BioLoo: An Organisation with a Mission to End Open-defecation in India

Banka BioLoo

The above graph is an excerpt from the World Bank data which shows the improvement of sanitation facilities in India and its neighbouring countries in the year 1990 and 2015. According to Forbes, India is the fourth fastest growing economy in 2017. The data of World Bank has a shocking revelation for this fast-growing country….

Social Enterprises Promoting Organic Farming in India

Organic Farming

Organic farming revolves around the concept of sustainable farming wherein the crops are grown without the use of pesticides or chemicals. Indiscriminate use of chemical fertilizers and pesticides in farming not only proves to be hazardous to human health but also to the soil and its ecosystem. Organic farming is the practice of using compost,…

What impact investors look for in your idea?

Impact Investors

Impact investors are the class of people who invest/fund ideas which are capable of generating sustainable social impact apart from financial returns. We, at Impactpreneurs, list a few important points that investors look for in a social enterprise before investing in it. 1.) Founders In the case of startups wghere there is a little track record…

10 Promising Online Crowdfunding Platforms of 2017

10 Promising Online Crowdfunding Platforms

Crowdfunding has become an increasingly popular method of raising money among the startups. Traditional crowdfunding was through word of mouth or posters and mostly limited to friends and family of the founder. With the emergence of online crowdfunding platforms, it has become possible to reach out to a large number of people and raise higher…

Meet the man providing saath to the people in slums

Saath Livelihoods

“The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man.”- George Bernard Shaw Impactpreneurs had a detailed talk with an Ashoka Fellow, Rajendra Joshi who has been relentlessly working for over a decade to empower the poor…

Meet the Ashoka Fellow defining sustainable fashion through plastics

Conserve India

“Social entrepreneurs are not content just to give a fish or teach how to fish. They will not rest until they have revolutionized the fishing industry.” by Bill Drayton, Founder of Ashoka Changemaker Ashoka Fellows are the changemakers who through their innovative solutions are changing the society for good. Impactpreneurs had a detailed talk with…

Gram Vaani making voices of villages heard

Gram Vaani

“While technology is important, it’s what we do with it that truly matters.”– Muhammad Yunus Only about 20% of people in India have access to the internet. This means that a majority of the people lack access to information, unable to reap the benefits of connectivity that we take for granted. Can you imagine a world…

Meet the IIT alumnus bringing Hope and Happiness in the lives of people with autism

Logo of Hope and Happiness

“The people who get on in this world are the people who get up and look for the circumstances they want, and, if they can’t find them, make them.” – George Bernard Shaw It was a documentary on autism that inspired Nishtha to understand more about the disorder and the lives of the people it…