Why INC Social?

According to a recent study by Thomson Reuters Foundation India stands 20th in the global ranking for the best countries to be a social entrepreneur. 

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There have been a number of great initiatives across the country that have been working on some of our biggest issues, whether it’s education, poverty, health or sanitation but a very few of them have been able to do so at scale.

In a country like India, we need a mix of models that work at scale as well as a variety of smaller city- and community-level models that are addressing real needs and issues.

Additionally, while there are funders, investors, even individual donors, who want to support interesting initiatives, they have criteria, like organisational size, legal requirements, or the ability to handle a large sum of money. And they look for proof that a product or service works, which makes them less willing to support innovative, but unproven ideas and models.


How INC Social will help?

The program will offer the following benefits to the selected participants. 

  • Focused mentoring on business model/plan analysis
  • Business literacy by sessions by expert faculties and entrepreneurs 
  • Assistance in POC / prototype generation
  • Pre-incubation / incubation support for selected participants 
  • Cash rewards for top 3 ideas 
  • Investor’s connect
  • Cofounder connect
  • & much more

Program Design

  • The INC Social program for social entrepreneurs will select up to 15 ideas for a 3-day boot camp to be hosted in Ahmedabad between 8-10th January 2020 
  • The participating entrepreneurs will be given learning on various aspects of social entrepreneurship and innovation. More details can be found on the agenda. 
  • Participants will be then be connected with the various co-founders and incubators for further mentoring.
  • Entrepreneurs will also pitch with leading investors focused on impact investment
  • The top 3 entrepreneurs will be awarded a cash prize of INR 1 Lakh, INR 50 Thousand and INR 25 Thousand respectively by Brihati Foundation.
  • Participants will be provided certification of participation upon successful completion of the program.
  • Non-local participants will be provided complimentary accommodation in Ahmedabad during the days of boot camp. 

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