Intellecap Announces Social Enterprise Awards

Monday, January 14, 2013

Nominations to Sankalp Social Enterprise Awards are now open. On offer for winners are opportunities to access impact investments, and advisory & mentoring services.

The prestigious Sankalp Social Enterprise Awards are inviting nominations from high impact, early-stage social enterprises working in the following focus sectors:

· Agriculture, Food and Rural Business

· Clean Energy and Clean Technology

· Education and Vocational Training

· Health, Water and Sanitation

· Technology for Development

Winning enterprises get the opportunity to pitch to leading impact and mainstream investors, and create access to mentoring and advisory services from sector experts. In addition, all winners will get to attend an all-expenses-paid residential boot camp at the Indian School of Business in Hyderabad.

The last date for applications is January 20, 2013. The Awards will be presented at Sankalp Summit on April 17 – 18, 2013 in Mumbai, India. It will have in attendance over 1000 delegates from social enterprises, investment funds, academics and other market makers.

Since their inception in 2009, Sankalp Awards have sourced over 400 sustainable enterprises, enabled 200 mentoring connections and facilitated over USD 120Mn of equity investments into more than 30 enterprises. Vetted through a rigorous 3-month process by a panelof the best global investment houses, the Awards bring recognition to the most innovative and sustainable enterprises that are doing business across India.

Aparajita Agarwal, Director Initiatives at Sankalp says “We look forward to recognizing and showcasing emerging enterprises across India and helping them scale and become sustainable through Sankalp Social Enterprise Awards. Over the last four years, the Awards have beena critical tool for the parent platform – Sankalp Forum,to bring recognition to high impact businesses operating in critical sectors of healthcare, education, agriculture, technology and clean energy. Since its inception in 2009, the Sankalp Forum has successfully built an enabling environment with the support of over 50 partners, and catalyzed investments, funds, resources and services for the growth of social enterprises.

Source: APN News (link opens in a new window)