Infosys Foundation announces rewards for innovative social entrepreneurs

Infosys Foundation

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

iDream

“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…

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…

10 Latest Social Enterprises Curbing Pollution in India

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A few months back in early November 2016, Delhi was choking because of air pollution. Visibility level had gone extremely down because of the thick cover of smog all across the National Capital. Apart from headache, nausea, allergies, asthma and emphysema, air pollution causes chronic diseases like lung cancer. It also affects human heart, brain,…