Sankalp Unconvention Summit 2014: An Analysis

The 6th annual Sankalp Unconvention Summit took place in Mumbai from April 9-11, 2014 with over 100 speakers and over 20 sessions. It featured critical launches of tools and reports for the social enterprise and impact investment industry. Cases in point – PRISM (India’s first impact fund rating tool); StartupWave (a virtual incubator for social enterprises); and, Invest. Catalyze. Mainstream (Intellecap’s report to take stock of impact investments in India since 2004). In addition, Monitor Deloitte also used the Sankalp platform to launch its new report ‘Beyond the Pioneer’, which was also launched at the Skoll World Forum a few hours later.

The Summit was attended by over 422 organizations including corporates like Google, investors like Omidyar Network, and social
enterprises like Rangsutra. Meaningful engagements, interactions in person and on social media, as well as outcome-focused huddles allowed the Summit to culminate into over 100 mentoring connections for social entrepreneurs and over 17 commitments for due diligence by investors.

All in all, the Summit brought together varied development practitioners and industry players on one platform building a bigger and better ecosystem for inclusive development.

 

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