Traits to Look For in a Social Enterprise Co-Founder

Traits of Co-Founder

They say choosing a co-founder is a lot like choosing your life partner. You will spend countless hours together and your future, your success and your happiness will be intermingled. You will be in it together (hopefully) for life. Two friends get an idea, start a venture, grow wealthy and live happily ever after, that’s…

Reap Benefit – Innovating local solutions

Reap benefits

In Indian cities, pollution levels have soared, water bodies are foaming with industrial wastes and garbage is piling up without the infrastructural capacities. At a time when NGOs and government are spreading awareness and tackling local environmental issues, Reap Benefit, an organization based in Bangalore, puts forward a simple question – “Are you part of…

Path of the Social Entrepreneur – Debunking Myths

Social Entrepreneur

Have you considered starting your career at a social enterprise? Yawn! Who wants to work at NGOs? You are wrong. Do you know your role models from Richard Branson to Muhammad Yunus are all social entrepreneurs and have built great companies (not not-for-profits) that are changing the world? Many established professionals had started from running…

EcoAd – Greener Tomorrow Is Possible

EcoAd

On a typical day, you go out for shopping, get your favourite items from the grocery shop and carry it back to your home in a plastic bag, often given generously by the cashier without any charge. This bag ends up being in a bin somehow and the next time you go out again, you…

LET’S DEMYSTIFY – Marketing at the Bottom Of Pyramid

Marketing

  “The aspiring poor present a prodigious opportunity for the world’s wealthiest companies. But it requires a radical new approach to business strategy” [1] C.K. Prahalad in his book “The Fortune at the Bottom of the Pyramid”  highlighted the economic potential at the BOP, that over 4 billion people represent a huge market, despite their…

#SeedsOfChange – Project Parivartan

Parivartan

For Ramila, a woman living in the slums of Vile Parle, each day starts at 5:30 am. She performs her morning prayers and soon starts preparing breakfast for her husband and three kids. Her children have started schooling nearby and are excited by the prospect of a new world beyond the one they already know….

How to raise money for your Social Startup ?

A great idea, passion, commitment and a vision to make the world a better place is the first step towards starting up a social enterprise. But for any venture to take-off what an entrepreneur needs the most is funding. To attract an investor it is important for a social entrepreneur to have a practical plan in…

Making an Impact

social entrepreneurship

2 guys from Kanpur, Ankit Agarwal and Karan Rastogi are on a mission to reduce pollution in the Ganges. They co-founded HelpUsGreen – a social enterprise that recycles flowering waste to produce products such as fertilizers and incense sticks. The idea was well received, the duo winning the ISB iDiya Challenge 2015, the IIT Kanpur…