Wednesday
May 31
2017

Meet Vikash Das, who left his high-paying job at IBM to help tribals become social entrepreneurs in India

In 2014, Vikash Das, who is a social entrepreneur now, upset his parents as he left a high-profile job at IBM. With a Master’s degree in software engineering, Vikash was not meant to settle down in a four-walled office environment.

Even as he was making big bucks at IBM, his heart yearned to do something for the tribal community in India. At a time when people at his age are focussed on career making and launching their startups, Vikash wanted to become a social entrepreneur and enable the tribal communities in eastern India as well.

One of the subjects that was close to him was social discrimination. He was always concerned about the unequal treatment met out to the tribal community which led him to start his own venture – Vat Vrikshya – at the age of 25.

Source: Business Insider India (link opens in a new window)

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India, poverty alleviation, social business, social entrepreneur, social entrepreneurship