Updated Sep 06, 2018CLOSED

IIMC’s Tata Social Enterprise Challenge: Creating Sustainable Social Impact in India

Offered by Acumen, Villgro and Ankur Capital

The Tata Group, in collaboration with the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIMC) is currently inviting applications for its Tata Social Enterprise challenge in order to findIndia’s most promising early stage social enterprises, and create an ecosystem for social entrepreneurship – encouraging sustainable, scalable and measurable social Impact.

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CLOSEDSep 30, 2018Deadline
Up to £200,000Amount

Mandatory Requirements

StageStage 4: Transition to Scale and Stage 5: Scaling
Implemented In:
Focus AreasEconomic Growth and Trade

  • They encourage teams who have an existing venture or have an idea that can create sustainable social impact to apply in the Tata Social Enterprise Challenge.
  • In order to be eligible to apply and participate, all teams must meet the following criteria:
    • The team can be represented in the competition by a maximum of two members
    • There is no restriction on the age or background for applicants
    • If the submission is an idea, a proof of concept (E.g. prototype) is required.
    • If the submission is a venture, the venture must not have been in existence for more than three years
    • The entries received will be recognized by the “name” of the venture/idea
    • The applicants may or may not be Indian Nationals, however, the social venture should be aimed at creating social impact in India.
    • Enterprises that were selected as Semi-finalists in previous year’s Tata Social Enterprise challenge will not be eligible for selection
    • Business plans for the competition will be invited for all sectors including the following focus areas(mentioned above)

Other Requirements

Target BeneficiariesThe Business plan contest (B-Plan Contest) invites social entrepreneurs who have an early stage venture (not older than three years) or a promising idea with a plan that could create sustainable social impact in India.In addition, the enterprise is required to demonstrate significant social impact through results or proof of concept.

Application And Awards Process

  • Step One: user needs tocreate an accounton the Apply Page.
  • Step Two: Once you have created your account and filled the Impact proposal (Application Form) and click on Submit.
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