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Viewpoint

January, 2016

Editorial

Welcome to the first edition of the Viewpoint for 2016. Campus is already abuzz with the countdown to the Tata Social Enterprise Challenge which will be held between 13-16th January. Our student team has been working round the clock to ensure a meaningful period on campus for our twenty finalists who will be joining us from the 13th for the pre-event workshop.

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What we want, above all else, is that no one should fight alone

What we want, above all else, is that no one should fight alone

By Aparna Mittal - founder of PatientsEngage, alumnus of IIM Calcutta (PGP 23rd Batch)

Most healthcare happens at home. But do people have the right information needed to make the right choices, not just for themselves but also for their family members?.
What do you do when someone close to you has a health problem? You consult a doctor, obviously. But, more than that you will Google it to find out all that you can about the ailment, the treatment but more importantly you try and find out what someone who has been through the condition has to share.

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Doctors for you

Doctors for you

By Padmavathy Dhillon

India was ranked 4th globally in terms of total reported disasters in 2011 with the most vulnerable group being children and women. With the goal of ‘building a disaster resilient India’, Doctors For You (DFY) was founded in India in 2007 by a group of concerned doctors and medical students. DFY plans to achieve its vision of “Health For All” by rendering medical services to the people who need it the most but cannot afford it.

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Bato4hills

Bato4hills

By Anosh Lepcha - 2nd year PGDM student at IIM Calcutta

‘Bato’ in Nepali, means a way or a path. With Bato4hills, we hope to provide guidance to the young people from the hills (Himalayan region & the North-East) and bring about a change in their perspective regarding education, career opportunities and self sutainability.

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Blood Connect

Blood Connect

By Ankita - PGDM student at IIM Calcutta

A very pertinent problem in society today is the basic healthcare challenge of blood shortage in India. Of particular gravity are the deaths due to shortage of safe blood for the needy, especially during times of Dengue (monsoons), and for diseases that require repeated blood transfusions.

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Organic Thali

Incubatee Profile

Organic Thali

By Satish Kumar Burra Founder and CEO - Organic Thali

OrganicThali has adopted a mission to encourage organic farming while serving food prepared from pesticides and chemical-free ingredients without compromising on taste.

Satish Kumar Burra Founder and CEO of Organic Thali has a Masters in Computers and a decade of IT Consulting experience. He is passionate about making farming holistic and about making food free from Pesticides. Organic Thali is based out of Hyderabad.

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Upcoming Events

Upcoming Events

Tata Social Enterprise Challenge (13-16 Jan 2016)
The top 20 teams will be competing against each other at the 4th Tata Social Enterprise Challenge from 13- 16 January 2016 at the IIM C campus.

The semi-finals will take place on 14 January and the finals are scheduled to take place on 16 January.

We will also have a Social Entrepreneurship Summit on 15th January 2016 where eminent social entrepreneurs from the local region and the TSEC top 20 teams will interact with experts and Impact Investors.

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

If you have news on social entrepreneurship to be included in this newsletter, please contact: henna.jaireth@iimcip.org / abhranila.das@iimcip.org

Please check the Tata Social Entrepreneurship website at www.tatasechallenge.org with the latest updates on our activities.

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