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Can agri-based start-ups transform the rural economy?
Deborah Keller, Can agri-based start-ups transform the rural economy? 04 Jul 2017
Deborah Keller, 04 Jul 2017
Health Services and Supplies

A new wave of social enterprises

In a bid to provide clean drinking water, a new wave of social enterprises emerged and showed an unleashing potential to tackle social-economic hardships. Such change makers are inspiring the coming generation to tackle the world's one of the toughest social and environmental challenges. Read more »


Of the 116 ambitious early-stage social enterprises that applied for the Artha Venture Challenge (AVC) – a national competition designed to identify, select and provide the best socially focused ventures access to mentoring, connections and funding – the final cohort of 15 enterprises has now been announced. Read more »
Financial Services

Aavishkaar invests in housing microfinance

New Delhi-based Swarna Pragati Housing Microfinance has received a primary infusion of capital led by Aavishkaar Goodwell II in its first investment in the segment. Existing investor NBFC Asia Pragati, owned by one of Asia's largest Asia investments group PAG (Pacific Alliance Group), has also participated in this round. Read more »
Financial Services

Sankalp Forum - SOCAP Announce a Global Alliance to Further Impact Investing

Intellecap initiative Sankalp Forum announced a strategic partnership with Social Capital Markets, convener of the international SOCAP conference series, in San Francisco during SOCAP ‘13. Read more »

Bunker Roy will be awarded a Clinton Global Award

The Barefoot College Family has enormous pleasure to announces that on September 25th in New York City, Bunker Roy will be awarded a Clinton Global Award. Read more »
Financial Services

Five Indian start-ups get funding from venture capital companies

Early-stage start-up incubator GSF Accelerator is investing between $100,000 and $200,000 each in five Indian start-ups, along with other venture capital firms such as Silicon Valley-based 500 Startups. Read more »

Artha Venture Challenge Announces Finalists

The final cohort for the Artha Venture Challenge, a national competition for early-stage social ventures in India has been announced. 15 social ventures in India get opportunity to access Rs 25 lakh matched equity funding. Read more »
Financial Services

Khosla Impact to invest in two Indian tech oriented social venture startups in a year

Khosla Impact, an independent $30-million ‘frontier markets fund’ providing investments for technology oriented social ventures across India and Africa, has quietly invested in five Indian firms over the last couple of years and is now looking to put in money in two more companies in 12 months, according to a top executive. Read more »

Unconvention at Technopark

Innovation Experience along with IEEE-Kerala will hold an ‘Unconvention’ on August 23 at C-DAC, Technopark campus. This is part of a national series of events organised by Viligro, a leading social enterprise incubator, designed to inspire budding local social entrepreneurs and nurture a social enterprise movement across India. Read more »
Financial Services

Head Held High raises 2.5 crore rupees in angel funding

Bangalore-based startup Head Held High Services Pvt Ltd, a skills development and employment creation enterprise focused on rural India, has raised Rs 2.5 crore from a group of angel investors and others. Five angels including Pravin Gandhi, Jayesh Parekh, Reena Mithal, Prashant Thakker and Sanjeev Shah from Intellecap Impact Investment Network (I3N or I-cube-N) invested in the startup, as well as Unilazer Ventures Ltd, a private investment fund founded by Ronnie Screwvala, besides others. Read more »