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July, 2016

Editorial

Dear Reader,

In this edition, we have curated a broad spectrum of experiences in social innovation and social entrepreneurship. Dr. Madhav Sathe, an anaesthetist with over 37 years of experience and with over three decades working at Bombay Mothers and Children Welfare Society, conceptualizes the lessons he has learnt from transforming a dying NGO to a self-sustaining social enterprise through his ideas on ‘thought process investment’ and ‘strategic philanthropy’.

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‘Thought Process’ Investment in Strategic Philanthropy – An innovative social entrepreneurship experiment to create a Hybrid Non Profit model

‘Thought Process’ Investment in Strategic Philanthropy – An innovative social entrepreneurship experiment to create a Hybrid Non Profit model

By Dr Madhav Narayan Sathe

Social entrepreneurs are individuals with innovative solutions to society’s most pressing social problems. They are ambitious and persistent, tackling major social issues and offering new ideas to effect far-reaching change.

Instead of leaving societal needs to the government or the business sector, social entrepreneurs take it upon themselves to identify what is not working and offer solutions to the problems by changing/altering /supporting the system.

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Project Saarthi

Project Saarthi

By Trisha Apurva Jhaveri

The education system in India, though improving, lacks significantly in terms of access to and quality of education. While we try to improve the infrastructure and teaching quality of government schools, we cannot let kids dreaming of starting school just wait. Motivated to bring about some change in the city’s primary education situation, a team of undergraduate and graduate students in Ahmedabad came together to figure out a way to give aspiring students the chance they have never got.

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Experience of TSEC 2016

Experience of TSEC 2016

By Shivam Singh, Onkar Shaligram and Odapalli Keerthi Priya - IIM Calcutta

As a first year PGDM student at IIM Calcutta I had an opportunity to be a part of the organizing committee for the 4th edition of the Tata Social Enterprise Challenge.

During the organization of the event, I understood different aspects such as marketing, promotion, logistics and hospitality which is required to conduct the event. Interacting with some of the top 20 teams provided me with a different perspective as to how various entrepreneurs think about solving challenging social problems.

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Izifiso

Incubatee Profile

Izifiso

By Gopal Paul, Founder - Izifiso

Izifiso, a start-up begun as a collective effort by students of esteemed institutions all over India, aims to make the above statement a reality. There is a marked lack of creativity in the prevalent educational system of India, with knowledge being attained in a drab, boring way through books alone.

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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

UnconventionIL Delhi – 9 September 2016
To pitch your plan at Unconvention Delhi visit: http://unconvention.co.in/registration

Thinking Social Roundtable on Healthcare at Bangalore on 11 August 2016. To know more visit: tatasechallenge.org or write to henna.jaireth@iimcip.org

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