Social Entrepreneurship: Starting Off Right

10:30 am–5:00 pm
UChicago Center in Delhi


India is called graveyard of pilots, and this label is not entirely unjustified. In the last decade, India has seen a large number of social enterprises rising to test various innovative business models in different sectors. Some of these entrepreneurs succeed and a lot of them fail. While some of these failures are caused because of ineffective working models, some can be attributed to lack of timely support. Its the need of the hour, as is reflective in the initiatives of the government as well, to guide and support the social entrepreneurs during the most critical phase of their journey, when they are starting up, as they have an essential role to play in addressing the most pressing development challenges that India currently struggles with.

The IIC workshop will bring together players from across the social entrepreneurship ecosystem to talk to and work with the up-and-coming social entrepreneurs on key areas for success with focus on the following - Understanding theory of change, Legal incorporation of the enterprise: What and How, Funding landscape.

This workshop is being organized by the International Innovation Corps (IIC). The IIC is an year long fellowship administered by the Harris School of Public Policy that brings together graduates from the University of Chicago and Indian universities to work on development related projects.