Aspada Investment is a VC that has been started by Thomas Hyland and Kartik Srivatsa to invest in sectors that create a social impact. Aspada recently received a $10 million commitment from the Soros Economic Development Fund (SEDF) to work to promote economic opportunity and sustainable impact in India. In an announcement, Aspada has made it’s first investment in Lawrencedale Agri Processing (LEAF).
Villgro, an organization that seeks to catalyze development by fostering social entrepreneurship in rural India, today launches the sixth round of its Fellowship program. The Villgro Fellowship began in 2008 with a mission to attract talented human resources to the social sector. Since the launch they have helped match 29 fellows with social enterprises across India, giving them a new outlet to exercise their skill set and simultaneously create a social impact.
Today, at the Indian School of Business (ISB) campus in Hyderabad, the 2013 edition of Global Social Venture Competition (GSVC) Asia-Africa Finals concluded with two social ventures moving on to the global finals at UC Berkeley. For the past three days, social enterprises from four countries across Asia and Africa have gathered at ISB for [...] Read More
We at YourStory are celebrating women and everything about them. As a runup to Women’s Day, which falls on 8 March, YourStory in association with Milaap announces a Twitter Chat to exchange stories about womanhood and entrepreneurship. The Twitter Chat will happen between 3pm to 4pm on 6 March, 2013. Besides discussing questions surrounding life as [...] Read More
As much as we love our social entrepreneurs, it’s always refreshing to get a new perspective on what’s going on in the social enterprise space. In this roundup, SocialStory presents you with insights on crowdfunding and the health-tech industry.
The social entrepreneurship space is buzzing in India. SocialStory, a YourStory.in sister concern will tracks all the developments in the space an here is a roundup of the activity from the last week. Health 2.0 was a highlight from the last week, apart from which we had the second article in the ‘celebrating failure’ series and couple of social venture profiles:
Need to get catch up on the social enterprise scene? Here are the highlights from the past weeks on SocialStory.
With the rapid pace of technology and innovation in the clean energy area, the space has a great future poised to positively change the world over the next few years. To keep tabs on all the exciting and innovative developments in the Clean Energy area, the Planning Commission is organizing the Clean Energy Ministerial showcase for the first time at New Delhi starting April 16th, 2013.
The Impact Circle, an Ennovent initiative, is an exclusive group of individual & institutional investors looking to support high potential entrepreneurs creating a sustainable impact at the base of the economic pyramid in India. It currently has over 9 individuals (e.g. angels) and 6 institutions (e.g. foundations, funds), who actively participate in the Impact Circle since its inception in April 2012. Anurag Jain, who led delivery services at Dell, Joydeep Mukherji, a former American Express executive and Sadeesh Raghavan, former managing director at Accenture are some of the members of the circle.
National Bank for Agricultural and Rural Development announced the winners of NABARD Awards 2012 for Rural Innovations on October 17, 2012 at New Delhi in order to commemorate 30 years of its existence. Hon’ble Union Finance Minister of India, Dr. P.Chidambaram and Hon’ble Union Minister for Rural Development, Shri Jairam Ramesh presided over the award ceremony.
Being the apex development bank in India that facilitates credit flow for or promotion and development of agriculture, small-scale industries, cottage and village industries, handicrafts and other rural crafts, NABARD Awards recognizes 12 rural innovations in 6 categories with the potential to change the face of rural India.