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…

How to raise money for your Social Startup ?

A great idea, passion, commitment and a vision to make the world a better place is the first step towards starting up a social enterprise. But for any venture to take-off what an entrepreneur needs the most is funding. To attract an investor it is important for a social entrepreneur to have a practical plan in…

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…