Sankalp Awards are India’s leading social enterprise awards. In 2014, the sixth edition of the awards invited applications from 7 high-impact categories:
AGRICULTURE, FOOD & LIVELIHOODS CLEAN ENERGY / TECHNOLOGY EDUCATION & VOCATIONAL TRAINING FINANCIAL INCLUSION HEALTH, WATER & SANITATION TECHNOLOGY FOR DEVELOPMENT WOMEN EMPOWERMENT
Education & Vocational Training
Health, Water & Sanitation
Technology for development
In addition, Finalist Enterprise can garner public support through votes once the Sankalp Awards Online Voting opens.
Highlights of Sankalp Awards 2013
Winners received a total of USD 75,000 in cash rewards.
Finalist Enterprises pitched to 40+ investment houses and 3 already raised debt and equity funding within 6 months of being recognized.
15+ Finalists received coverage from media houses like CNBC TV18, CNBC Awaaz, Bloomberg, DNA, Entrepreneur Magazine, Mint and Economic Times.
25+ emerging Enterprises pitched to a 1000+ global audience at the Sankalp Unconvention Summit 2013.
*Terms and conditions apply. Please see FAQ for more information.
Sankalp Awards 2014 invites applications from India-based for-profit enterprises* that focus on one of the following high-impact sectors:
To be eligible to apply, enterprises must meet the following criteria:
Applicants will be assessed by a panel of judges based on the following criteria:
Business models of applicants will be evaluated on innovativeness, sustainability and ability to scale. Enterprises must demonstrate how they can reach long-term financial stability/growth with viable rates of return. They must also demonstrate the potential to replicate their business model across regions, as well the unique value proposition needed to thrive in a competitive market.
Applicants should clearly present the social or environmental problem that their business seeks to address and articulate how the beneficiaries/customers benefit from their operations.
Applicants will also be evaluated on the strength of the leadership team. Profiles of founders and senior management should convince the jury that the team has the expertise and experience necessary to achieve the enterprise’s vision. The application should describe the network that the enterprise has
developed (e.g. partnerships and collaborations) with recognized industry bodies to build credibility.
Learn more about the Sankalp Awards process by visiting our FAQ .
* All applicants should be registered as 'for-profit' entities in India by March 31, 2014. They should also have a registered PAN card by the date.