Social Entrepreneurship Bootcamp

India is at a cusp of change. While we tackle the challenges that we face, there is a growing community of change agents who want to solve these challenges. Our program on social entrepreneurship and innovation is designed to augment this community’s understanding and ability to bring the change.

Dates: 5th – 9th July 2019

Venue: Noida, Delhi NCR

In association with:

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

Sessions

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. Foundations of Social Enterprise
    2. Understanding Society
    3. Foundations of Leadership
    4. The Business of Social Good
    5. Building a Team for Social Change
  • Workshops

    1. Business Modeling
    2. Ikigai Framework of Purpose
    3. Strategy
    4. Marketing
    5. Proposal and Report Writing
    6. Legal Affairs
    7. Planning for Scale
    8. The Pitch
  • 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.

Faculty and Speakers

The program is delivered by practitioners, successful social entrepreneurs, experts from academia, government and industry. Some of the speakers are mentioned below.

  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

Apply

Applications are on a rolling basis. The program is designed for a limited cohort size, therefore, it is recommended to apply early. The selection is based on a telephonic interview.

The fee is between Rs 5,000 and Rs 30,000 depending on the scholarship. It is inclusive of accommodation, meals, and taxes. Scholarships are available for exceptional candidates and will be awarded based on the interview.

Application Timeline:

20th May 2019 – Deadline for first phase application

20th May – 30th May – Telephonic Interviews

31st May 2019 – Results for first phase applications

10th June 2019 – Deadline for second phase applications (if seats are available)

The online applications are closed now. If you missed out but are interested in the program, please send an email to aishwarya.s@rishihood.edu.in. We will update you about future programs on social entrepreneurship.