Early stage businesses thrive best in an environment that brings together, and facilitates efficient working of all players needed for them to grow. The favourite, and oft-quoted example of such an enabling ecosystem is the Silicon Valley, but there are examples closer to the developing world as well – like the information technology industry in the Indian cities of Hyderabad and Bangalore, and the vibrant start up communities growing around academic institutions like the Indian Institutes of Technology (IITs) and Indian Institutes of Management (IIMs).
Journeys for Change, in partnership with The Sankalp Forum, is organizing a unique 3-day immersive journey to visit some of Mumbai’s most exciting social enterprises, designed to inspire participants to create greater profit and impact in their work.
Social enterprise empowers the Bottom of the Pyramid by engaging them into the market as suppliers and consumers of goods and services. Unlike other interactions with the Bottom of the Pyramid, that prescribe policy from the top-down, social enterprise is a bottom-up approach to alleviating poverty. As a consequence of market feedback mechanisms, today’s SMEs […]
The annual Sankalp Summit is one of Asia’s largest collaborative platforms to bring together social enterprises, impact investors, policy makers, academicians, and other market makers. Initiated in 2009 with the vision of catalyzing impact investments into social enterprises globally, the forum today has evolved into a community of over 350 social enterprises, over 300 investors […]