Secret Social Entrepreneur | It’s not just markets; you must meet needs
Wednesday, June 12, 2013
The Sankalp forum, which promotes social enterprises in India, according to its organisers, is the largest social enterprise conference not only in Asia but globally and, judging by numbers, it is difficult to argue. Everyone who’s anyone in the Indian social enterprise scene attends.
It is also difficult to contest the claim the conference is hugely successful as a springboard for a few social entrepreneurs. The Mumbai conference allows social entrepreneurs to play persuasively to a gallery of international investors and rub shoulders with the sector’s influential and celebrated.
However, beneath the glossy exterior and self-congratulation are rumblings of anxiety and worry that have been heard at similar social enterprise jamborees.