Shital Shah

Shital’s family immigrated from India when she was only four years old, but her heart and soul still remain there. She went on to graduate from Northwestern University and returned to India as an Indicorps fellow. She completed her Master of Public Administration from New York University’s Wagner School of Public Service, specializing in International Development. In the past few years, she has been involved with the Washington Leadership Program, InSPIRE (a summer program for South Asian youth), and internships with Acumen Fund, the UN, Oxfam International, the World Bank, and New Visions for Public Schools. She currently works on savings, technology, and mobile banking projects in South Asia with ShoreBank International.

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Sankalp Forum recap: a gathering of the growing social enterprise sector

About 650 people from 20 countries gathered in Mumbai on April 12 and 13 for the Sankalp Forum, bringing together all aspects of the inclusive business spectrum from across India. If Sankalp is any indication, the social enterprise sector is growing in size and maturing in terms of the conversation and types of issues facing [...]

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Sankalp Soundbites: With Vinay Jaju of ONergy

In the lead up to the 2012 Sankalp Forum, please find the following interview with Vinay Jaju, co-founder of ONergy and a panelist at the Forum. Punam Energy Pvt Ltd (ONergy) is an renewable energy enterprise established in Kolkata (2009), led by a strong mission to provide solar energy to 1 million lives by 2016. [...]

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Sankalp 2012 to be held on April 11-13 in Mumbai

The Sankalp Forum, an annual conference that aims “to catalyze impact investments into sustainable and scalable social enterprises globally” will be held this year from April 11-13 in Mumbai. Sankalp is an Intellecap initiative that brings together all the relevant stakeholders in the social enterprise ecosystem, and awards the achievements of those who have succeeded [...]

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Greenlight Planet is looking for a Global Partnerships Manager

Greenlight Planet (GLP) is striving to be the best place to work, ever.  Greenlight Planet is an organization of passionate professionals focused on empowering millions of Bottom of the Pyramid (BoP) families with simple, smart and honest technology and true market innovation. They are passionate about changing the world on an unprecedented scale, working with [...]

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Unitus Seed Fund launches, makes three investments

Earlier this month, Unitus Seed Fund launched a seed stage venture fund targeting businesses in India that make large-scale impact on poverty. The fund invested in Bodhicrew Services, Hippocampus Learning Centres, and Milaap Social Ventures. Although the exact investment amounts in these companies is not known, Unitus Seed Fund provides a maximum initial investment size of [...]

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iWeekend Impact Ahmedabad, registrations now open!

iWeekend Impact is a 50-hour intensive and innovative experience that aims to bring together social entrepreneurs and professionals to present ideas with social impact and develop socially responsible business plans. The event is targeted towards social entrepreneurs, NGOs, technologists, designers, marketers, content writers, business students, finance & legal professionals who are looking to start their [...]

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Yunus and IIM-A join hands to encourage social business in India

A champion of social business and a pioneer in the field of social entrepreneurship, Muhammad Yunus, has been building successful ventures in India’s neighbor, Bangladesh, for decades. Yunus has looked globally, set up three international joint ventures, and is now looking next door to India. He first collaborated with IIM-Ahmedabad’s Centre for Innovation Incubation and [...]

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Social entrepreneurship program management positions open at the Khemka Foundation

The Nand & Jeet Khemka Foundation keeps social entrepreneurship as one of their core focus areas and their portfolio is dedicated to creating institutions and platforms that strengthen the ecosystem for social entrepreneurship in India. One of their current initiatives is the annual Khemka Forum on Social Entrepreneurship, which is covered regularly here on ThinkChange India. [...]

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Google helps build the online presence of women entrepreneurs in India

Outside of the nonprofit world, finding women-owned businesses online is not very common – but are a small and growing circle. Google recently launched a program aimed at giving these women entrepreneurs the  tools to increase their online presence, called Women Entrepreneurs on the Web. The program will  allow participants to “learn to build their online [...]

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Indicorps applications for the 2012 Fellowship are open

The toughest Fellowship program in India invites dedicated individuals of Indian origin who are willing to challenge themselves to serve with humility and pride. If you are ready to test your mettle, your worth, your purpose, come apply. Are you ready to put all you have got on the line? We are looking for individuals [...]