Weekly Roundup, 04.01.2015: Setting targets for the New Year

In this week’s roundup we focus on funding requirements to bring about social change in 2015 and the key areas of focus for social entrepreneurs and investors this year. » Read more

Must-know facts about Social Investing in India

While India has a rich and vast ecosystem of social enterprises, it is a tough environment to do business in. We have listed key facts to know about social investing in India. » Read more

Frontier Markets provides solar lighting to India’s poorest communities

In sun-drenched Rajasthan, Ennovent Network member Ajaita Shah is looking to provide solar-powered lighting solutions to some of the state’s poorest citizens through her social enterprise Frontier Markets. » Read more

Social enterprise: can it succeed where traditional development has failed?

After six decades of development initiatives, social entrepreneurs are now the child star in an otherwise much-maligned space. Governments sing their praises, business schools teach their methods and award schemes elevate them to iconic status. But can social enterprises fill the gaps left by traditional state and NGO-led development? » Read more

Ennovent Weekly Roundup 2.8.13

This week on our roundup we feature the work of a social focussed venture a social enterprise which aims to ensure the availability of equitable and affordable eyeglasses to every individual in the world. We also discuss the launch of the world’s first Impact Exchange, share an interview with the man that founded the term ‘Bottom of the Pyramid’ and showcase innovations created in rural India. » Read more

Meet the winners of Ennovent’s Chicago Booth Global Launchpad Competition

Earlier this month, Ennovent ran a special competition for the entrepreneurs on the Ennovent Network. Four entrepreneurs that provided us with the most comprehensive feedback to accelerate and enhance the user experience on the Ennovent Network won the opportunity to attend the premier Global Launchpad program for entrepreneurs hosted by the Booth School of Business, at the University of Chicago – completely free! We are pleased to announce that after… » Read more

Trade West Africa Consulting: services for a better tomorrow

“49% of the population in West Africa live on less than $1 a day”, says Jaurés Aka Yao Okou, the young founder of Trade West, an Ivorian consulting firm. Read about his journey and why he started Trade West. » Read more

Ennovent Startup Services Kicks-off in Kolkata

Ennovent brings its Startup Services to Kolkata, to host Kick-off Session on 10th May and gain cross-sectional feedback from stakeholders. Entrepreneurs & Mentors in Kolkata are invited to be a part of this exclusive round-table session and share their valuable insights. » Read more

Top Seven Tips for Startups by Startups

Last week I had the good fortune to be able to attend TiE Smashup Mumbai 3.0 – an annual unconference for the startups, by the startups. The day brought forward tons of startup insights. Here are the top seven ‘aha’ moments. » Read more

Entrepreneurs take rural health calls

A clutch of entrepreneurs have launched chains of standalone intensive care units, cancer care centres and single-doctor clinics in rural areas, seeking to fill some critical gaps in healthcare facilities in the country. » Read more

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