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TATA Social Enterprise Challenge, is a joint initiative by the TATA group and the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIM Calcutta), a National Level challenge to find India’s most promising social enterprises. Also aimed at raising awareness about Social Entrepreneurship, TATA Social Enterprise Challenge aims to encourage the youth to step up to be the next generation of social entrepreneurs.

B-Schools Foster Social Impact

- The Economic Times May 18, 2016

At Indian Institute of Management Kozhikode, every student mandatorily takes up a social project as part of the core curriculum. The objective is to make the students understand the society at large and sensitise them to the challenges faced by various sections of the society.

However, there has recently been a shift in the focus of such projects at India’s top business schools. These programmes now increasingly seek to link business goals with social objectives.

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Dedicated Portal to Make Registration of Startups Easy, Help Stakeholders

- Economic Times March 31, 2016

Startups will now be able to get themselves registered online in a day to avail of all the incentives through a dedicated portal and a mobile application for the same to be launched this week.
The Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP) has developed the portal to provide all information about tax benefits and incubation facilities to be provided by the government. It would enable the companies to get registered and thereafter be validated by the DIPP as eligible startup entities.

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Workable Solutions

- The Statesman February 15, 2016

A recent competition at the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta was aimed at providing a fillip to startups and social entrepreneurs.

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IIM Calcutta Innovation Park organizes Roundtable on Healthcare

February 15, 2016

The third “Thinking Social” roundtable was organized under the aegis of Tata Social Enterprise Challenge (TSEC) 2015-16, by IIM Calcutta Innovation Park (IIMCIP) in association with the Tata group. The theme of the Roundtable was on “Healthcare” and this event was supported by Coaching Foundation India Limited (CFI). This thematic Roundtable included two interactive panel discussions – one focusing on Quality, Access and Affordability and the other focusing on Leadership in the Healthcare domain.

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Help Us Green: Two Kanpur youngsters’ initiative to convert holy waste to fragrant items

- First Post January 26, 2016

How do you dispose off flowers and garlands that are used for worship in your home? Perhaps, you wrap it up in paper or in a plastic bag and throw it into your bin or worse, throw it into a water body.
It is a common sight in India to see heaps of garlands and flowers that adorned a deity lying dumped outside many places of worship, trampled by humans, animals and swamped with flies. Some throw the flowers in rivers and stagnant water bodies contaminating and choking them.
When two friends and temple goers, Ankit Agarwal and Karan Rastogi, saw this ugly sight in and around many places in Kanpur, they wondered what they could do to transform these flowers that were considered holy for a little while before they were cast off in rubbish heaps.

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Sustainable Eco-System

- The Indian Express - Chennai January 20, 2016

A Joint Initiative to identify early stage social entrepreneurs

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Tata Social Enterprise Challenge to expand its reach to social startups

- The Economic Times January 20, 2016

If you aren’t a consumer focused startup, chances are you will have a hard time attracting investors. And if you are a social startup, then your challenges just doubled. in 2012, the Tata Group, in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Management-Calcutta(IIMC) set up the Tata Social Enterprise Challenge (TSEC) towards finding early stage social startups and creating an ecosystem for sustainable social ventures.

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Kanpur startup HelpUsGreen wins Tata Social Enterprise Challenge 2015-16

- The Economic Times January 18, 2016

Tata Social Enterprise Challenge 2015-16, a joint initiative of the Tata group and the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta (IIM-C), received 210 impact proposals from aspiring early-stage social entrepreneurs.

This was the grand finale of the fourth edition of the programme was held on January 16 at IIM-C, where the proposals were judged on business model, social impact and sustainability.

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IIM-C braces up for weekend social enterprise challenge

- The Times Of India January 14, 2016

Converting containers into mobile sanitation, education and healthcare facilities; triggering a White Revolution by supplying cattle feed at half the marketprice; fashion accessories for women that have built-in safety, wellness, lifestyle and communication systems; augmentative and alternative communication device for those suffering from cerebral palsy and paralysis; dry toilet for Ladakh; portal to resolve legal disputes online… these are some of several bright ideas that have made it to the Grand Finale of the Tata Social Enterprise Challenge (TSEC) scheduled at Indian Institute of Management-Calcutta (IIM-C) on Saturday.

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TSEC – IIMC seminar dwells on Social Entrepreneurship

September 8, 2015

Tata Social Enterprise Challenge (TSEC) – a joint initiative of the Tata group and the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIM-C) – held the second edition of the student seminar, ‘Thinking Social’, at IIT Guwahati. Attended by over 90 students, the day-long seminar sought to introduce these students to the concept of social entrepreneurship and inspire them to start their own ventures that solve some of the challenges faced by society.

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Woman-Owned Social Enterprise Marks Two Years in Franklin, MA; In India, Tata Group Seeks Proposals for Social Enterprise Challenge 2015-16

- India New England September 1, 2015

Social enterprise, a business that specifically sets out to improve society and community around, is gaining momentum in the United States and around the world. One such enterprise in Massachusetts is EcoEmbrace, which reached a major milestone this week: completed two years of successfully running its business in Franklin, MA. Separately in India, the Tata group announced the commencement of the Tata Social Enterprise Challenge 2015-16.

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The fourth edition of Tata Social Enterprise Challenge kicks off

August 10, 2015

The Tata group, today, announced the commencement of the Tata Social Enterprise Challenge 2015-16, a joint initiative with the Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta (IIM-C) to find India’s most promising early-stage social enterprises. The endeavour of the challenge is to create an ecosystem for social entrepreneurship and encourage sustainable, scalable and measurable social impact.

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The Hindu Business Line

June 19, 2015

Social Entrepreneurship has over the years been nurtured in India by a few investor firms focused on the space. Organisations such as Villgro and Aavishkaar have built their brands around the individual seeking to bring innovation to the country’s social problems.

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The Times of India

January 30, 2015

A B.Tech from IIT Kharagpur who hit upon an ingenious of masking gender in foetal ultrasound scans has won seed funding to develop the technology that can help end the curse of female foeticide in India.

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The Hindu

January 21, 2015

A low-cost medical device invented by a city-based startup has emerged the winner of the Tata Social Enterprise Challenge 2014-15, an initiative of the TATA group and Indian Institute of Management, Calcutta.

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