ISB competition for social entrepreneurship ideas

Monday, September 17, 2012

“The competition seeks to promote scalable and sustainable businesses in the fields of agri-business, health, education, energy, environment, women’s empowerment and disability,” an ISB statement said here on Thursday.

This year’s ISB iDiya Challenge is being organised by about 767 students of the Class of 2013 at the ISB.

The ISB has called for entries for the fourth ISB iDiya Challenge. Those who are interested can submit their ideas online at www.isb.edu/iDiya. The last date for submitting the applications is September 30.

iDiya, which was started in 2009 by students, is a platform for social entrepreneurs with venture capital funds and experts from different fields. This has caught the imagination of not only the students and professionals but also of institutions such as Nabard, Upaya, Social Ventures, Ckinetics and Villgro.

The total investment opportunity for the ideas selected through ISB iDiya this year has increased by four times to Rs 1.73 crore.

Source: The Hindu Business Line (link opens in a new window)

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