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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.

Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award by Jubilant Bhartia Foundation

Deadline: Closed

Jubilant Bhartia Foundation in conjunction with Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship announce the ‘Social Entrepreneur of the Year’ Award for 2015.

Social Entrepreneurs are innovators, who implement practical and sustainable solutions to address challenges in numerous areas including health, education, environment, job creation and access to technology.

Jubilant Bhartia Foundation collaborates with the Schwab Foundation to provide unparalleled platforms at the national level for social innovators that highlight social entrepreneurship as a key element for inclusive growth.

Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship is a sister organization of the World Economic Forum. The Foundation provides unique regional and global platforms to promote social entrepreneurship as a key element to advancing societies and addressing social problems innovatively and effectively.

Jubilant Bhartia Foundation is the not for profit organization of the Jubilant Bhartia Group. It focuses on conceptualizing and implementing the Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives for the Group.

 Eligibility Criteria

  • Indian enterprises can apply except government/public sector personnel, research institutions, and foundations providing financial or technical support to social enterprises.
  • Enterprises having the following attributes will be considered-
    • Transformative Social Change
    • Organizational Sustainability
    • Proven Social and/or Environmental Impact
    • Reach and Scope
    • Scalability
    • The Candidate as Ambassador

Applicants can visit the website here for submission procedure.

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.

The Global Innovation Fund

Deadline: Ongoing

The Global Innovation Fund invests in social innovations that aim to improve the lives of millions of people in the developing world. The Fund encourages solutions that can scale up commercially, through the public/philanthropic sector, or through a combination of both in order to achieve widespread adoption.

Non-profit organizations, social enterprises, for-profit firms, researchers and government agencies around the world having best approaches to solve any major development problem in low-or middle-income countries are invited to apply for the Global Innovation Fund.

The Global Innovation Fund offers financing from £30,000 to £10 million, with the largest amount reserved for innovations that can demonstrate evidence of success and that have the potential to spread across multiple developing countries.

Application Process

  • Initial Application – Send a summary business plan or project proposal, coupled with an explanation of how the innovation creates social impact. Include – organization’s mission, team, problem being addressed, solution, funding/business model, growth strategy, key risks and the planned uses of the funding requested along with an approach for tracking results and social impact.
  • Notification of Selection – Promising applicants will be invited to submit full application.
  • Full Application – This application requires a more detailed description of the applicant’s innovation and plan, team composition, and supportingresearch/evidence with quantitative estimates along with detailed budgetary projections and financial plans.
  • Grant Agreement – Once an application has been conditionally approved through GIF’s review process, GIF will negotiate a funding agreement with the applicant.

For detailed information on the application procedure, click here.