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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

Mobile devices to empower health workers

Adoption of Information Technology is important in improving access to healthcare in India. After pilot projects in a few states, Central Ministry of Health is planning to empower health workers with handheld devices like mobiles phones for data collection at the grass-root level. Read more »

A framework to improve primary care in India and the role of innovation

Article by Dr. Anuradha Katyal - How can India guarantee universal access to essential health care at the community level—at costs community members and the country can afford? Read more »
Financial Services

Assam-based ERC Eye Care raises money from investors to fund expansion plan

Ennovent Impact Investment Holding and Ankur Capital have invested an undisclosed amount in Assam-based eyecare company ERC Eye Care. Beyond Capital Fund, angel investor Sadeesh Raghavan and Ennovent Circle, which accelerates innovations for low-income markets, also participated. Read more »

Unitus Seed Fund invests in Healthcare Marketplace

Seeking to provide better price and quality health services to millions of people across all income levels in India Read more »

Deshpande's Sandbox to inspire social innovation hubs

Five business leaders set to take the concept forward to give entrepreneurs a better shot at success Read more »

Social Enterprise Showcase: Jack On Block – A handy plan for the handyman

Jack On Block is a new age facilities management company that seeks to solve the chronic urban housekeeping problem while providing respectable and dignified livelihoods for informal domestic helpers. Read more »
Health Services and Supplies

Social Enterprise Showcase: Sevamob – 24×7 healthcare, from the cloud to the doorstep

At just Rs. 100 per subscriber, Sevamob is transforming on the ground primary healthcare service in the far-flung areas of North India through its mobile clinics, doctors at the doorstep and unmatched service. Read more »
Financial Services

Aspada - Investment Annoucement

Aspada Investment Company has made an investment of INR 10 crore ($1.6 million) in Gurgaon based ThinkLink Supply Chain Services, a provider of turnkey project management, design, skill development, and staffing services in India’s logistics and supply chain sector. Aspada’s investment will be used to strengthen ThinkLink Learning, the company’s professional development, vocational skills, and staffing division, which works in India’s Supply Chain sector to enhance and create career paths for managerial, entry level, and blue collar professionals. Aspada Investment Company provides growth capital to early stage businesses in India operating in healthcare delivery, agricultural supply chains, education, logistics, and financial services. Read more »

Send Shiva Keshavan To Sochi!

Olympic Gold Quest (OGQ) is a not-for-profit organization founded by Indian sporting legends Geet Sethi and Prakash Padukone; with a mission to help Indian athletes win more Olympic Gold Medals. At the London 2012 Olympics 4 out of the 6 Indian medal winners viz Gagan Narang, Vijay Kumar, Saina Nehwal and Mary Kom were supported by OGQ. OGQ currently supports 53 athletes across 7 sports. Read more »

Empowering women social entrepreneurs in India

New 'Young Women Social Entrepreneurship Development Programme' in India is to identify women working in social enterprises and train them to become 'Master Trainers' Read more »