IIM Bangalore’s NSRCEL to host Social Start-up Santhe on May 10


The institute will be celebrating the graduation of the first batch of NSRCEL’s Social Ventures Incubation Programme

29 April, 2019, Bengaluru: IIM Bangalore’s innovation and entrepreneurship hub NSRCEL will be hosting ‘Social Start-up Santhe’ on May 10 (Friday), 2019, an event which would include workshops, a panel discussion by eminent leaders in the social space, peer-to-peer sessions and other activities. The aim of this initiative is to bring together entrepreneurs and changemakers in the social sector for creating opportunities of cross learning and visibility.

The Chief Guest at the event would be Sameer Garde, President, Cisco India and SAARC.

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Through kiosks, opportunities will be provided during the social carnival to social ventures spanning sectors like education, health, disability, livelihoods, clean energy and many more to showcase their extraordinary efforts in creating an impactful change.

IIM Bangalore would also provide a dedicated stall space for social ventures called ‘Suite of Services’ which will offer services relevant to legal, technological, HR and branding areas to other organizations in the social sector.

Additionally, NSRCEL Social Ventures Incubation Programme, IIMB in collaboration with Michael & Susan Dell Foundation will be celebrating graduation of its first batch of 8 social ventures at the event. Initially funded at INR 18 lakhs, the programme fostered cross leaning and sharing of best practices through the mix of programmes and other incubatees under its fold. After an 18-month-long incubation journey that saw its inception on September 15, 2017, the first batch of eight social ventures graduates on May 10, 2019.

Sharing that it was a great feeling to host events which revolve around social entrepreneurship and innovation, Professor Suresh Bhagavatula, faculty and Chair of the Entrepreneurship area at IIMB, says: “IIMB has always been helping start-ups and encouraging them to grow and become successful businesses. Events such as this would further IIMB’s cause.”

For more on IIMB, please visit www.iimb.ac.in

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