Spark the Rise is a unique online platform for change-makers across India to connect with one another, collaborate and exchange ideas, procure volunteers and donors, and to compete for monthly grants from Mahindra.
Created especially for discovering and propelling solutions from Indian entrepreneurs, participants can submit a project or idea that they think can bring a positive change to the community.
While most entrepreneurs have a clear vision, participation mandates a clear plan on how the idea intends to be realistically implemented and an understanding of materials, expertise and capital needed to bring the idea to life.
The evaluation process also asks participants to measure impact of their idea / project including factors like how many lives it’ll touch and if it is a one-time change or a long-term change.
Jury will also evaluate the feasibility (if the idea is achievable) and if it has a spark of innovation. Here is an overview of what entrepreneurs can win this year:
- Grants between 2 – 40 lakhs to scale their impact
- Connecting to like-minded individuals who can volunteer, fund, and donate to their projects
- Training and mentoring by top-performing social entrepreneurs
- Visibility—Winners could be featured by national media outlets such as Times Now.
Submit your idea/project (NGO, non-profit, for-profit) today! There are only a few days left for Round 1 of their entries. You can find more information on Sparktherise.com