Sam Pitroda To Deliver Keynote Address At Sankalp 2011

Thursday, April 28, 2011

Mumbai, Maharashtra, April 28, 2011 /India PRwire/ — Mr. Sam Pitroda, Adviser to the Prime Minister on Public Information Infrastructure and Innovations, and Chairman of the National Innovation Council is scheduled address over 500 social enterprise enthusiasts at the 3rd Annual Sankalp Social Enterprise and Investment Forum (, scheduled for May 5-6 at Taj Lands End in Mumbai.

One of India’s largest forum’s dedicated to showcasing dynamic businesses, the Sankalp Forum is today synonymous as a platform that has catalyzed flow of capital into enterprises with a social and/or environmental impact. Addressing this large gathering via videoconference at 9.30 AM (IST) on May 5, Mr. Pitroda is expected to shed light on the proposed 1000Cr. National Innovation Fund that will be set up with the intent of fostering innovative businesses capable of promoting inclusive growth in India.

Citing the need for a large scale enabling eco-system for such burgeoning enterprises, Mr. K. Sree Kumar, Chief Executive Officer of Intellecap, organizers of the Sankalp Forum, said “We are grateful to Sam Pitroda for agreeing to deliver the keynote address at Sankalp. Mr. Pitroda’s presence will be a huge morale booster to the hundreds of entrepreneurs that attend Sankalp each year. What is especially encouraging for us has been the fact that today there is a nation-wide recognition of the need for infrastructure that can support the growth of businesses that are built with the intent of not only bringing change but also creating wealth for all stakeholders.’

Source: India PRWire (link opens in a new window)