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…

Meet Mandeep Kaur-the entrepreneur who is building tribes of changemakers

Tribes For Good

“People have to understand that unless social enterprise is experimental, it will not succeed in making a difference.” – Jacqueline Novogratz, Founder, Acumen Impactpreneurs captures yet another story of a changemaker, Mandeep Kaur, founder of Tribes For Good, who left a stable corporate job in marketing to make an impact in the social sector. After…

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…

Does your social enterprise really need an Incubator?

The startup space is crowded with incubators and accelerator programmes today, many of these catering to social enterprises. There are specific differences between the two, with incubators focusing on startups in their early stages. In this article, we’ll focus on incubator programmes. Simply put – An incubator is a structured programme, creating an environment that…

Top 10 Business Plan Competitions for Social Enterprises

Business Plan Competitions

Business plan competitions are great platforms for social entrepreneurs to pitch their startup to investors and partners, share their story with the world, raise some cash and get valuable feedback on their business. Following are some famous platforms for Social Enterprises to showcase their ideas. 1.  TATA Social Enterprise Challenge (TSEC)   Courtesy: link Organized…

How to use blogs to tell your Social Enterprise story

blogging and social enterprises

Social Enterprises by young entrepreneurs are blooming in the current era at a high rate. They require a platform to popularize themselves which is definitely not an easy task to do so. For this you have two options; one is social media and the other is blogging. In our earlier post, we covered 8 social…

Social Entrepreneurship: Top Schools and Programs in India

Top 10 schools for social entrepreneurs

Social entrepreneurship is the career du-jour of the twenty-first century. We at Impactpreneurs have compiled a list of the top schools and programs to study Social Entrepreneurship as a course in India.  These courses can go a long way in training the social entrepreneurs of tomorrow. 1) Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS)- M.A in Social Entrepreneurship…