10 Notable Energy Focussed Social Enterprises

green energy

Energy is one of the most crucial resources for the upliftment of the society. According to International Energy Organization, India is the largest country with 306 million (a quarter of the population) without access to electricity. Pollution caused in the generation of energy is also a major concern. Impactpreneurs lists few social enterprises which aim…

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 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…

Vigyan Ashram: DIY For Rural Youth

Vigyan Ashram

“I hold that true education of the intellect can only come through a proper exercise and training of the bodily organs, e.g., hands, feet, eyes, ears, nose, etc.” –M.K Gandhi The theory of ‘hands on learning’ has been proposed by many educationists and thinkers alike. Centuries have passed and we are still struggling to understand…

Top 4 differentiators between social and mainstream startups

Social startup

“It is always tricky with social enterprises. I think it is because people mistake “creating an impact” with charity. We also aim to make this a sustainable business, along with creating value in society – that does not mean we are doing charity.” says Maniti Modi. Maniti Modi is the founder of ConnectFor, a volunteering…

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…