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Ashoka Changemakers #socintchat Twitter Chat to Discuss Social ‘Intrapreneurship’

Ashoka Changemakers is hosting a Twitter chat Thursday (Jan. 10) at 3PM IST on ‘Social Intrapreneurship’ .

Social intrapreneurs are becoming instigators in the race towards a new kind of economy. These changemakers are developing innovative and scalable solutions to some of the world’s most pressing problems ranging from health to education to environment. But contrary to social entrepreneurs, they are innovating from within some of the world’s largest companies. Delivering game-changing innovation inside a company is never easy, but it’s even more challenging when the problems you’re tackling – such as climate change or poverty – are not always well understood or overtly connected to the business strategy.

As part of the ‘League of Intrapreneurs’ competition the Twitter chat will discuss the various aspects of social intrapreneurship. Industry experts, professionals and media organizations will be part of the chat.

Joining the conversation is easy. Just log-in to Twitter at 3PM IST on January 10, 2013.

Then: Use the #SocIntChat hashtag to make your comments visible in the stream.

During #SocIntChat, use or an application like Tweetdeck ( or thwirl ( to follow the hashtags and keep up with the conversation.

Introduce yourself and take a minute to get to know the other chatters when you join. Send your questions to @changemakers without the hashtag (to keep them out of the stream) to have them considered for the conversation.

The Alternative, Halabol and ThinkChangeIndia are our confirmed panelists.