Social Innovations Driven by Empathy Get Support from Infosys Foundation

A term relatively unknown even a decade ago, ‘Social innovation’ today is addressing the most pressing problems that society faces – poverty, unemployment and health. There has been a long underlying need for solutions to such challenges that society faces; solutions that give people freedom and opportunity, and that which allows them to live life…

Restoring the Beauty of Himalayas with Miyawaki Method

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Sheeba Sen, a London School of Economics alumnus, left her high-end corporate job in London and joined Aarohi, an NGO which works towards developing Himalayan communities. With Aarohi, she learnt the nitty-gritty of lives in Himalayas which propelled her to start her own venture, Alaap, in 2016. Alaap, works in Himalayas to restore the forest,…

Nature’s Cart bringing nutritious food to your table

Nature's Cart

“Farming looks mighty easy when your plow is a pencil and you’re a thousand miles from the corn field.”- Dwight D. Eisenhower A techie converted into social entrepreneur, Yashovardhan Bhagat, started an agri organisation called Nature’s Cart along with Piyush Priyadarshi in mid 2018 in Ranchi, Jharkhand. After working for two and a half years…

Infosys Foundation announces rewards for innovative social entrepreneurs

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Infosys Foundation – the CSR and philanthropic arm of Infosys has spent nearly 1,100 crores in helping others. Now it is looking to create a social impact by supporting entrepreneurs working in the social innovation space. With the “Aarohan Social Innovation Awards”, launched on October 15, Infosys Foundation seeks to recognize and reward individuals, teams or NGOs who are developing exclusive solutions for the social sector. Aarohan Social Innovation Awards…

Know how the Quraishi Brothers are using mobile for development

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“Sustainable development is the pathway to the future we want for all. It offers a framework to generate economic growth, achieve social justice, exercise environmental stewardship and strengthen governance.” Ban Ki-moon “If every Indian educates two Indians then in the next twenty years we can eliminate illiteracy,” these were the words said by Dr Zaheer…

iDream Education bringing tablet-based learning to the underserved students

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“Humanity’s greatest advances are not in its discoveries, but in how those discoveries are applied to reduce inequity.”- Bill Gates Rohit Prakash, son of an environment entrepreneur, left his well-paid job at Marico to chase his dream of being a changemaker. He co-founded iDream Education with his like-minded partner Puneet Goyal in 2016 where they are…

Indian Social Enterprises Emerged from MIT

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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…

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…

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…