Social Entrepreneurship workshop and competition at IIT-Madras

The India chapter of Asia-Pacific Student Entrepreneurship Society (ASES-India) operating out of IIT-Madras is set to conduct workshops running up to a competition in which the best social business plan will be rewarded. Times of India reports,

Participants must submit executive summaries of their business plans by January 25 after which around 15 to 20 teams will be short-listed and mentored.

Results of the first round will be declared on February 1 and the formal mentoring including development of prototypes of short-listed projects will commence on February 15. In all five awards will be given.[Source:

The website created for the competition, named Genesis, indicates that while prizes in the competition bring for good publicity for the winning ideas, the workshops will offer valuable lessons to learn to all the participants, who may also stand to gain from their interaction with people from IIT, Rural Innovations Network, Ashoka, Indian Angel Network, TiE – the partners of ASES-India for this competition.

4 Responses

  1. This is so great, thanks for posting this information! It would be great if I could submit an entry for a project that I’m affiliated with called Isha Craft ( I’d be grateful for any more info you could provide.

  2. Hi Becky,
    The website for Genesis, linked to in the post provides all the information that you would need on this!

    All the best and have fun!

  3. Hai Team,

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    1 in every 6 Village never seen Electric Light (100000+ Villages)
    25000+ Villages are in Remote & Tribal
    Only 53% Rural households are Grid Connected (47% yet to be)
    38 Crore Indians are living <$1 P/D
    78 Crore Indians are in Rural area
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    our aim is to bring the dawn to the lives at downtrodden with SPV + LEDs + Micro Credit.

    i am inviting you to see our website. and together we can brighten the lives at rural and non-electrified villages across India.


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    Team LED,

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