Sankalp Forum, an initiative of Intellecap, aims to influence the global inclusive development discourse through its work with entrepreneurs, impact investors and inclusive businesses in developing markets. Sankalp Forum was initiated in India in 2009 by Intellecap to create a thriving ecosystem for business-led inclusive development. Over the past seven years, Sankalp has built one of the world’s largest impact enterprise focused platforms that has supported over 900 social enterprises with connections to over 400 investors, mentors, and business support providers. Over 40 social enterprises recognized by Sankalp have gone on to raise more than USD 120 Mn in funding. Sankalp engages Governments, corporations, influential platforms like the G8 and G20, media and civil society to drive a paradigm shift in inclusive development approaches.
Each year the Summit recognizes high potential entrepreneurs with close to 20 enterprises competing for the coveted Sankalp Africa Award. Winners from previous years have gone on to raise over $200,000 in investments. Leading industry veterans who helped select winners in the past include: Aly Khan Satchu, CEO, Rich Management, Comcraft, Amrote Abdella, Regional Director, Microsoft4Africa, Jasper Snouk, CFO, Doen Foundation, Manu Chandaria, Chairman, and Mark Carrato, Economic Growth Director, USAID.