Social Entrepreneurship Auroville (SEA) , started piloting support for local changemakers since 2011 and is now linking up to India’s largest SocEnt incubator UnLtd India as part of their pan-India expansion program.
Under the name “UnLtd Tamil Nadu” SEA will groom 40 high impact start-ups a year giving them coaching and seed funding. They will join a rapidly growing community of changemakers incubated in the UnLtd style of ‘founder focused’ personal and professional development. Applications are open for anyone in Tamil Nadu who is making systemic change and could use some help -write to:
See you in Auroville !
WELCOME to the second in our series of Systemic Change workshops hosted in the forests of Auroville. The previous one was attended by the Ashoka India team. This time we invite practitioners from business and civil society to develop a shared insight in social change and innovation.
* Are you looking to make a change in the system you are operating in?
* Do you feel there is more to managing change than meets the (mind’s) eye?
* Are you willing to explore ways of sense making that integrate your entire being (mind, body and soul)?
PLEASE SPREAD THE WORD.
AVAG launched a support platform for Social Entrepreneurs in the Auroville region. Do you have an idea for a venture that would support the rural population? Do you see yourself setting up a social business? Do you know anyone else who is developing an enterprise? Please refer them to me !
Social Enterpreneurs and business service providers can join our Hub called AuroConnect for Rs 100 / month only, and use the co-working office behind Kofibar at Kuilapalayam complete with wi-fi, desks, networking and business coaching.
Interesting article on CSR Wire (here) by David Wilcox of ReachScale, an organisation that aims to bridge the gap between the corporate and social enterprise sectors.
His main point is that social entrepreneurs are using a disruptively unique set of strategies and business models that are not just incremental “social innovation”.