Social Entrepreneurship Bootcamp

Join Us To Discover Your Passion Discover Your Path Create An Impact

Ever wish to create an impact in the world or making a difference? You are invited to roll up your sleeves and join a group of entrepreneurs on a journey to change lives by changing systems. Rishihood University brings to you a 3-Days residential program which will cover what social entrepreneurship is and why it’s so exciting. The program will also feature firsthand stories and advice from the social entrepreneurs out there.

Designed for anyone approaching social entrepreneurship for the first time, this interactive learning experience will give you an overview of the sector.  You’ll begin to identify a problem you care about, understand the considerations needed for impact and financial sustainability, and learn about how various entrepreneurs have thought about scale.

  • Location


  • Start Date

    8th January 2020

  • Duration

    3-Days Residential Program

  • Certified Program

Program Outcomes

  1. Understand the Dynamics of Business and Social Development
  2. Learn Practical skills to build and grow a Social Enterprise
  3. Pitch for Investments and Grants for your initiative
  4. Identify Opportunities for meaningful impact
  5. Connect with a like-minded community for a life-long support

Who should Apply

  1. Social entrepreneurs in the early stage of their ventures
  2. Corporate representatives who handle the CSR/social vertical of the organization
  3. Part-time social entrepreneurs who want to become full-time
  4. Grassroots workers who wish to formalize and scale-up their initiatives
  5. Young professionals who want to move from corporate to social entrepreneurship


The program is delivered through workshops, mentor interactions, lectures, case studies, visits, and peer-to-peer sessions. The program is hands-on and interactive. It is expected that the participants contribute to the sessions for peer-learning. 

An indicative list of sessions is provided below. The exact schedule will be shared with selected applicants.

  • Lectures

    1. Social Entrepreneurship vs. Other Models of Social Change
    2. How to Identify a Social Problem to Tackle
    3. Foundations of Leadership
    4. The Business of Social Good
    5. Climate change and carbon footprinting
  • Workshops

    1. Business Modeling
    2. Decoding Corporate-NGO Partnerships
    3. Design Thinking for the Greater Good – Innovation in the Social Sector
    4. Marketing
    5. Proposal and Report Writing
    6. Risk Management and Legal Requirements
    7. Planning for Scale
    8. The Pitch
    9. New Models – BSR Promoting Social Enterprises
  • Panel Discussion

    1. Life of a Social Entrepreneur
    2. Funding and Growth Opportunities in the Social Sector
  • Project

    Designing and Growing the Social Enterprise (continues during the bootcamp)

  • Mentorship

    1. Get mentorship for idea validation, growth, partnerships, fundraising
    2. Pitch for investments and grants to jury members
  • Case Studies

    The live case studies are spread throughout the bootcamp. Leaders from case organizations are invited to share their story and learnings.

After the Bootcamp

  1. Connect with peers and mentors for on-going support
  2. Pitch for venture funding and grants through our network
  3. Refresh the bootcamp through videos and the reading material
  4. Engage with our larger community of change agents

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