Nitin Rao

Engineers for Social Impact

As Moses pointed out last week, a good talent strategy is key to the success of “base of the pyramid”? enterprises.

A few months back, I had blogged about my idea to bring top talent into the development sector. We are excited to announce the launch of Engineers for Social Impact – a student-driven initiative in India.

Application Deadline: March 2, 2008

Engineers for Social Impact is a unique fellowship program to connect the best engineering talent to the most credible social enterprises that drive market-based solutions to development in India.
In 2008, an eminent panel of judges will select 5 E4SI Fellows to gain from challenging immersion experiences in partner social enterprises. In addition, they will join a select cohort of outstanding young leaders committed to social impact and build valuable relationships with leaders in the development sector.

E4SI partner social enterprises (founded by alumni from schools such as Harvard, Wharton, INSEAD and IIT) are leaders in education, energy, health, microfinance and multiple bottom-line investment advisory services.

The application is open to current undergraduate students at select Indian engineering schools.