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December, 2017

Editorial

By Bhaskar Chakrabarti- Professor, Public Policy & Management Group, IIM Calcutta

Dear Reader

Welcome to the current edition of our newsletter. Keeping up with the eclectic nature of work that this newsletter reflects, we see how Planet Abled provides differently abled people an opportunity to break any limitation and get into mainstream travel. They show how to create a ‘homely environment’ for these people when they travel for leisure. On the other hand, Saathi Pads give us pads made of banana fibre. The team has also created a new income source for farmers by buying waste banana fibre from them. NextConnect, through its endeavours, teaches us how to address the problem of unequal access to quality-education and information among urban and rural students in India. They are focusing on the lack of holistic development among students. Finally, the newsletter showcases National Agripreneurs Summit organized on 26th August, 2017.

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Natural Feels better

Lead Article

Natural Feels better

By Kristin Kagetsu , Co-Founder Saathi pad

Key to the project was creating an environment friendly, non-toxic product. Disposable pads, as most of the world knows them today, are made using non-biodegradable plastics, chemical toxins ,bleachesand do not decompose in landfills.

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Accessible Travel for People with Disabilities

Profiles of Social Entrepreneurs

Accessible Travel for People with Disabilities

By Neha Arora , Founder -Planet Abled

World is nostalgic, whether we just feel it through our five senses or experience it wandering in wheel chair or our own feet. This world is for everybody, whosoever it is. We should explore the world with an open mind, without any hindrance, hence we got in touch with a young lady who founded an accessible tourism start up, called Planet Abled.

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NexConnect provides a new edge to education.

Editorial

NexConnect provides a new edge to education.

By Priyadarshini Dey, Founder : NexConnect

The journey began in the year 2013 not as entrepreneurs, but as social science and computer science researchers. These schools shared common problems of teacher absenteeism, poor quality of teachers, teaching learning materials and overall learning environments.

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INVENT

INVENT

The founders of Medi360 have worked together for 5+ years previously. During that period, they have been discussing the need for developing meaningful technology for semi-urban/rural population of India.

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National Agripreneurs Summit

National Agripreneurs Summit

National Agripreneurs Summit was organized on 26th August, 2017 by Entrepreneurs Organization India with several national and international organization at Mavlankar Auditorium, Constitution Club of India, New Delhi.

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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

1. SMART FIFTY ( 7th December, 2017)

IIMCIP in association Department of Science and Technology , Government of India launches Smart Fifty ( 50- Solutions to transform India.)

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We welcome your suggestions and feedback on the newsletter. Please email: tsec@iimcip.org

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