EdelGive Social Innovation Honours 2012 finalists announced

The EdelGive Social Innovation Honours (ESIH) 2012 received an overwhelming response where over 250 NGOs applied for the Awards. ESIH 2012 aims to identify and reward organizations that are innovating to empower women in India. The objective is to showcase and support organizations with unique approaches to tackle challenges faced by women. The final winners will … Continue reading “EdelGive Social Innovation Honours 2012 finalists announced”

Unitus Seed Fund invests in Bodhicrew, Hippocampus and Milaap Social Ventures

Unitus Labs, an international non-profit focused on reducing global poverty through economic self-empowerment, is launching today the Unitus Seed Fund (unitusseedfund.com), a new seed stage venture fund that invests in Indian startup businesses with potential for large-scale poverty impact. Unitus Seed Fund has also announced its first three investments in Indian startups Bodhicrew Services, Hippocampus … Continue reading “Unitus Seed Fund invests in Bodhicrew, Hippocampus and Milaap Social Ventures”

seToolbelt : An online resource for Social Entrepreneurs

seToolbelt (setoolbelt.org) is an open content community resource center for social entrepreneurs. Its content—over 1,400 free toolkits, cases, essays, videos, examples, tips, podcasts, business plans, research papers, and templates—comes from practice and spans regions, sectors, industries, and business functions. Resources for Social Entrepreneurship seToolbelt’s community focus is intended to connect and engage social enterprise practitioners around … Continue reading “seToolbelt : An online resource for Social Entrepreneurs”

UK DFID launches Samridhi program with SIDBI for poorer states in India

The UK Government’s Department for International Development (DFID) has launched its first private sector development programme named ‘Samridhi‘ in India in partnership with the Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) – the apex Development Bank in the country. Samridhi, meaning prosperity aims to promote the pro-poor responsible and sustainable private investment in poorer states … Continue reading “UK DFID launches Samridhi program with SIDBI for poorer states in India”

Waterlife gets Rs 22 Crores investment from Matrix Partners India

Waterlife India Private Limited (Waterlife) announced that it has received INR 22 Crores (approx USD 4.2 Mn) investment from Matrix Partners India. Intellecap was the sole advisor for this transaction. Waterlife is a pioneer in providing high quality potable water solutions to the underserved  in an affordable and sustainable manner. It has installed safe water systems in more … Continue reading “Waterlife gets Rs 22 Crores investment from Matrix Partners India”