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TATA Social Enterprise Challenge

Deadline: October 7, 2015

The Tata Social Enterprise challenge is a joint initiative of the Tata Group with the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIM-C) started in 2012. The Challenge endeavors to find India’s most promising early stage social enterprises, and create an ecosystem for social entrepreneurship – encouraging sustainable, scalable and measurable social Impact.

The Business plan invites social entrepreneurs who have an early stage venture (not older than three years) or a promising idea with a plan that could create sustainable social impact in India. In addition, the enterprise is required to demonstrate significant social impact through results or proof of concept.

In order to be eligible to apply and participate, all teams must meet the following criteria:

  • The team can be represented in the competition by a maximum of two members
  • There is no restriction on the age or background for applicants
  • If the submission is an idea, a proof of concept (E.g. prototype) is required.
  • If the submission is a venture, the venture must not have been in existence for more than three years
  • The entries received will be recognized by the “name” of the venture/idea
  • The applicants may or may not be Indian Nationals, however, the social venture should be aimed at creating social impact in India.
  • Enterprises that were selected as Semi-finalists in previous year’s Tata Social Enterprise challenge will not be eligible for selection
  • Business plans for the competition will be invited for all sectors including the following focus areas
  1. Agriculture, Food and Dairy
  2. Healthcare, Water and Sanitation
  3. Technology and Development
  4. Education
  5. Housing
  6. Handicrafts
  7. Energy
  8. Microfinance/Financial Inclusion

Interested organizations can apply here.

Sandbox Samvidha

Deadline: July 10, 2015

Sandbox Samvidha is an inspiring platform that encourages next generation social impact ideators to scale up their innovative ideas and interventions. The aim is to support new organizations looking to affect social change by providing them with the tools required to translate their ideas into actions.

Seeking individuals and organizations driven to solve social issues in response to community needs, eager to learn and open to feedback.

Applications are invited that:

  • Are high potential early stage ideas yet to be piloted
  • Are led by a passionate and driven team,committed to create social change in their community
  • Have social impact:Applications that hold the potential for systemic change and significantly improve the quality of life of the underserved, especially those who are economically disadvantaged
  • Are innovative and scalable:Applications that differentiate themselves from existing competitors/models in the field and have the possibility for replication
  • Demonstrate sustainability:Proposals that have a clear set of short and long-term outcomes, and a strategy for reaching those goals and achieving financial support and long-term sustainability

The online application form is available here.

World Habitat Awards 2015/16

Deadline:  April 30, 2015

The World Habitat Awards were established in 1985 by the Building and Social Housing Foundation as a part of its contribution to the United Nations International Year of Shelter for the Homeless. These awards recognize innovative, sustainable and scalable solutions to key housing challenges facing communities around the world.

Housing projects and approaches are sought that

  • Demonstrate practical, innovative and sustainable solutions to current housing issues faced by countries all around the world
  • Can be transferred or adapted for use as appropriate
  • Are already being implemented or are completed i.e. not at design stage or very early stages of development
  • View the term habitat from a broad perspective and bring other benefits as well, such as energy or water saving, income generation, social inclusion, community and individual empowerment, health benefits, capacity building or education.

Submissions can be made in English, Spanish or French. All entries will be assessed and ten projects will shortlisted by an assessment committee.

For more information, visit the link here.

TATA Social Enterprise Challenge 2014

Deadline: November 15, 2014

TATA social enterprise challenge is a joint initiative by the TATA group and the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIM Calcutta) to create an ecosystem for social entrepreneurship and encourage sustainable, scalable and measurable social impact.

The challenge invites social entrepreneurs from across India, who either have an early stage venture or an idea with a proof of concept. The proposed venture needs to have a sustainable business model that creates social impact. There is no restriction on the business model and it can be for-profit, not for profit or even a hybrid model.

The challenge has three stages:

  1. Impact Proposal Round – In this round, teams will need to submit an ‘Impact Proposal’ through the website. The proposal is a detailed business plan format that has been developed to capture the needs and the impact created by any social venture.
  2. Semi-Finals – On clearing the Impact Proposal Round, a maximum of twenty teams will be invited to pitch to a panel of esteemed judges consisting of Social VCs, Social Entrepreneurs and faculty from IIM Calcutta.
  3. The Grand Finale – A maximum of ten teams will be selected for the Grand Finale and will pitch to a panel of esteemed judges, consisting of TATA Business Leaders, CEOs/Founders of Social VCs, Social Entrepreneurs and faculty from IIM Calcutta.

Business plans for the competition will be invited for all sectors including the following focus areas:

  • Agriculture, Food and Dairy
  • Healthcare, Water and Sanitation
  • Technology and Development
  • Education
  • Housing
  • Handicrafts
  • Energy
  • Microfinance/Financial Inclusion

For more information on the application procedure, visit the website here.