Sankalp Forum, an Intellecap initiative, recognizes & supports innovative, sustainable, high-impact social enterprises. It builds an enabling ecosystem for early-stage businesses, channels impact investments, and engages over 11,000 stakeholders globally through collaborative year-round initiatives. It mobilizes a community of entrepreneurs, investors, enablers and policy-makers to encourage innovation, facilitate scalability, and drive consensus on matters that aid social enterprise development.
Sankalp’s Annual Summit is the largest social enterprise focused gathering in the world, and in 2013 it partnered with Unconvention to become the Sankalp Unconvention Summit. The Summit brings together more than 1,000 delegates, thought leaders, industry experts, policy makers from around the world to voice, discuss, debate issues, trends and solutions that aid social enterprise development.
The Sankalp Forum works with social enterprises round the year to help them meet their business needs. It collaborates with committed Indian and international partners to identify problems and provide social enterprises with access to funding, capabilities development, networks and markets.
It began, in 2009, as a conference that connected social enterprises with investors, but grew rapidly to fill several other gaps that were holding enterprises, and in turn the sector, from emerging as mainstream solutions to social and environmental issues.
By 2012, it had grown into the world’s largest forum for social enterprises.
Today, it plays the role of enabler, connector and conversation starter, drawing from its knowledge of developments at the micro, regional level. Its summit is the largest gathering of its kind, and its rigorous awards process keeps it grounded to the challenges and opportunities of the sector. In addition, its deep engagement initiative is the culmination of an intensive scouting exercise to handpick and showcase social enterprises that make the highest impact. It offers a select set of enterprises each year offers a unique mentoring opportunity to facilitate development of every aspect of the business.