Boond delivers clean water and electricity in rural India

In the north of India, a company called Boond has created a business model that may hold promise for much of rural India. Boond sells products to improve the lives of rural Indians. These include solar lighting options, water purification products, as well as items for pest control. With these products, Boond hopes to improve life in rural India. » Read more

Ennovent Weekly Roundup 06.09.13

Last week brought forward some interesting updates in the landscape of socially focused ventures. We feature a fund-raising campaign which has allowed 40 students to complete their education, the education of 7th graders in the topic of investment, news of an Indian enterprise receiving funding to expand and a rural entrepreneur’s story of helping farmers. » Read more

MECS innovation fund to provide up to 2.4 million pounds in grant funding

The MECS Innovation fund aims to identify innovative business models that can support mobile innovations for energy and water services as well as accelerate the use of these innovations within underserved communities by supporting them to scale. Learn more about this funding opportunity now. » Read more

Attend a seminar on Safe Drinking Water for India’s BoP Populations

The Institute of Rural Research and Development (IRRAD) that promotes the well-being of people in rural India and TiE Delhi-NCR are organizing a seminar entitled ‘Safe Drinking Water: Blue Technologies and Business Models for India’s BOP Populations’ on May 2, 2013 in Delhi » Read more

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Announcing the launch of the Artha Venture Challenge

The Artha Venture Challenge aimed at addressing the missing middle in social finance for high impact social ventures in India has now launched. Interested entrepreneurs are invited to apply. » Read more

Deepika Kurup wins America’s top young scientist award

A visit to India, where she saw kids drinking dirty water, inspired the 14-year-old Indian-American to come up with a device that uses solar power to disinfect water. Read her story » Read more

The Blue Sweater – bridging the gap between rich & poor in an interconnected world.

Harper Collins and Acumen Fund invite you to the launch of Acumen Fund Founder & CEO Jacqueline Novogratz’ s book – The Blue Sweater. May 4th, 2012 at 6.30pm at blueFROG, New Delhi. » Read more

Solar powered irrigation pumps – solving needs of rural population

Claro Energy offers solar-powered water pumping solutions to meet irrigation water and drinking water needs of rural population in power-deficit regions in India, like Bihar, by sourcing proven, reliable and high quality solar PV technologies. » Read more

WaterWalla: Making clean water a profitable enterprise for slum dwellers

“This [water] crisis claims more lives through disease than any war claims through guns.” – United Nations Human Development Report, 2006 » Read more

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