Recognizing that the five of us on the ThinkChange India team cannot do it all, we actively look for guest bloggers to contribute to the platform to better cover this fast changing and moving space. Here you will find an updated list of entries by our Guest Bloggers as they are posted onto our blog.
Keyzom Ngodup: Keyzom works for Intellecap. Intellecap (www.intellecap.net) leverages deep industry knowledge and mainstream consulting experience towards building innovative business solutions for low-income markets. Through working with entrepreneurs on the ground, Intellecap has developed unique insights across a number of sectors in the developing world that allows Intellecap to be a trusted adviser to clients. Intellecap aims to build intellectual capital dedicated to facilitating investments into socially motivated businesses and to assist these businesses in becoming more profitable and achieving greater scale through consulting and advisory inputs. Intellecap connects to the social space through its emphasis on field exposure to its team, as well as by ideating and incubating innovative adaptations of mainstream, profitable solutions to address the broader challenges of businesses in development.
1. Business skills for rural women (March 18, 2008).
2. Networking Consistently & Informally – A Unique Offering for Start-Ups (April 2, 2008).
3. Investing & Handholding – The Aavishkaar Goodwell Way (April 3, 2008).
Kushal Chakrabarti and Neil Patel: Kushal and Neil are co-founders of Siksha.org, a peer-2-peer educational scholarship giving site that provides need based funding for students in India (and other countries) so that they can afford to attend school. They also write actively on their own blog here.
1. State of Education in India (March 31, 2008).
Marshall J. Krinitz: Marshall is the founder of More Than Tomorrow Project, which has successfully established two computer learning centers in the state of Himachal Pradesh. His expertise lies in the melding of technology and empowerment through information.
1. Bridging the Digital Divide: More Than Tomorrow Project (April 25, 2008).
Jason Ye: Jason is a MD/MBA student at Columbia University and an InSITE fellow. Jason visited India during his spring break on a project organized by Columbia’s International Development Club and worked on pro bono consulting project with LifeSpring Hospitals.
1. Making LifeSpring Come Alive (April 7, 2008).
Jordan Bower: Jordan is an intern at Indicorps, where he is promoting the growth of Ultimate Frisbee in Ahmedabad as a means of inspiring leadership and community integration among local youth. His expertise lies in climate change, youth empowerment, and design-based entrepreneurship. You can read his blog, http://www.jordanbower.com, here.
Badhri is a hardware engineer at Synopsys India Private Limited, Hyderabad. He has formed a team for corporate social responsibility in his company and had been heading it for last two years. He strongly believes that awareness is the starting point societal change. He writes at overtea.blogspot.com and is associated with targetingtheroots.blogspot.com.
1. Enabling CSR at Synopsys (June 14, 2008).
Aparna Dalal works with the Financial Access Initiative, a research consortium between New York University, Harvard, Yale, and Innovations for Poverty Action. FAI is focused on finding answers to how financial services can better meet the needs of poor households. FAI aims to provide rigorous research on the impacts of financial access and on innovative ways to improve access.
1. Health Microinsurance Models (September 3, 2008).
2. Financial Literacy and Microfinance – New Research (October 24, 2008).