Competitions

Business Plan competitions, Innovation prizes, Funding Opportunities – Its all here.

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Call for Entries for the “Social Entrepreneur of the Year” India 2012 Awards

Jubilant Bhartia Foundation and Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship are pleased to invite entries for the prestigious ‘Social Entrepreneur of The Year’ Award 2012 for India. Social entrepreneurs working to create large-scale systemic change through innovative approaches are invited to log in at http://www.schwabfoundseoy.org/en/account/login to apply for the awards before May 30, 2012. Applicants can also download the [...]

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Neelam Chhiber of Industree Crafts Awarded Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2011 for India

The Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, in partnership with the Jubilant Bhartia Foundation, has announced that Neelam Chhiber is the winner of the India Social Entrepreneur of the Year 2011. Prithvi Raj Chavan, Chief Minister of Maharashtra and Ashwani Kumar, Minister of State for Planning, Science and Technology & Earth Sciences handed the award to [...]

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Finalists for the prestigious Social Entrepreneur of the Year India 2011 Awards announced

The Jubilant Bhartia Foundation and the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship today announced the finalists of the India Social Entrepreneur of the Year (SEOY) Award 2011. These include Husk Power Systems (founded by Gyanesh Pandey), Industree Crafts Foundation/Industree Crafts Private Limited (Brand -Mother Earth) (founded by Neelam Chhiber), Magic Bus (founded by Matthew Spacie) and [...]

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Villgro Awards: Honoring the best in the Innovation & Social Entrepreneurship ecosystem

Villgro Awards recognize and felicitate outstanding individuals, enterprises and institutions in the Innovation & Social Entrepreneurship eco-system, for their contribution in effecting a sustainable change in society. The accolades will be conferred at Uncovention 2011– the flagship social entrepreneurship conference of Villgro. Nominations are invited across the categories of Lifetime achievement, Social Enterprise, Social Investor, [...]

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Social Business Lab and Utthan 2012

India claims to be one of the fastest growing economies in the world, yet there is a grave question marks on the percolation of its economic and social benefits to that proportion of population living below poverty line. Over 500 million Indians live below poverty line of $1.25 a day. To put it simply, the [...]

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Villgro’s Wantrapreneur 2011 Competition

Villgro, an incubator of social enterprises, has launched Wantrapreneur 2011, a social business plan competition as part of Unconvention 2011, India’s premier Innovation & Social Entrepreneurship conference.  Wantrapreneur 2011 aims to identify social enterprises that have a potential to transform rural lives. Enterprises in the start-up and early growth stages, across categories such as agriculture, [...]

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Apply for 4th EdelGive Social Innovation Honours 2012

This post was contributed by Samhita. The 4th EdelGive Social Innovation Honours 2012, is a national awards programme instituted by the EdelGive Foundation, to reward innovative work in the social sector in India. The objective for the EdelGive Social Innovation Honours is to identify and reward organisations that are innovating to empower women in India. [...]

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Social Transformers ’11

VIT University’s Centre for Social Entrepreneurship Development [CSED] announces the third edition of its premier social entrepreneurship competition “Social Transformers ‘11”.  Applications are now open for the event which will be held during the University’s annual tech fest “GraVITas” between the 16th and 18th of September, 2011. Social Transformers allows participants to showcase their solution [...]

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NASSCOM Social Innovation Honours 2012

Spark your innovation with NASSCOM Foundation’s 4th edition of the NASSCOM Social Innovation Honours NASSCOM Foundation, in association with Genpact opens entries for India’s most impactful social enterprise projects, using technology to solve India’s social and environmental issues. The awards aim to showcase projects that demonstrate best practices in using Information and Communication Technology (ICT) [...]

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iDiya Applications are Open

What is iDiya? Targeted at working professionals and early stage NGOs in India, iDiya invites self-sustainable and eventually profitable business models that can also create a social impact. The aim is to stimulate, develop and facilitate high-impact and scalable social enterprises in India. What’s in it for the winners? • A total prize money of Rs 3 [...]