Indian Social Enterprises Emerged from MIT

MIT

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…

Banka BioLoo: An Organisation with a Mission to End Open-defecation in India

Banka BioLoo

The above graph is an excerpt from the World Bank data which shows the improvement of sanitation facilities in India and its neighbouring countries in the year 1990 and 2015. According to Forbes, India is the fourth fastest growing economy in 2017. The data of World Bank has a shocking revelation for this fast-growing country….

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…

Meet the Ashoka Fellow defining sustainable fashion through plastics

Conserve India

“Social entrepreneurs are not content just to give a fish or teach how to fish. They will not rest until they have revolutionized the fishing industry.” by Bill Drayton, Founder of Ashoka Changemaker Ashoka Fellows are the changemakers who through their innovative solutions are changing the society for good. Impactpreneurs had a detailed talk with…

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…

7 Social business incubators in India

Social incubators realise the potential in the social entrepreneurs and help them build up a social venture. They help social innovators in India overcome barriers to scale and achieve greater impact at the Bottom of the Pyramid. We at Impactpreneurs have listed such social incubators which have come forth to give India successful social enterprises by…

What makes a social entrepreneur stand out?

Social Entrepreneur – You might be familiar with the term. According to Ashoka.org, social entrepreneurs are individuals who come up with innovative solutions to society’s most pressing problems. These are the ones who identify the cracks in the system – opportunities to uplift communities at once. These leaders strive and innovate through to impart social…