NSRCEL at IIM Bangalore shines spotlight on Social Ventures on June 13

Bengaluru: The NS Raghavan Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning (NSRCEL) at IIM Bangalore will host a panel discussion on how funders and non-profits can collaborate through meaningful partnerships to create sustained change. The panel discussion will take place at the IIM Bangalore campus on Tuesday, 13th June, 2017, from 3 pm onwards.

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The speakers at the discussion include Reshma Anand, Head, Strategy & Partnerships, TATA Trusts; Hari Menon, Country Director, Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation; Rahil Rangwala, Director, Family Economic Stability, Michael & Susan Dell Foundation and Trivikram Sonni, General Manager, Azim Premji Philanthropic Initiatives.

“This initiative is a great chance to showcase the interesting experiment that NSRCEL is engaged in, along with successfully incubating non-profit organizations in India. Most importantly, we are looking forward to sharing our experiences and finding avenues for collaboration with industry leaders in the non-profit sector,” said Professor Suresh Bhagavatula, Chairperson, Entrepreneurial Ecosystem Development, NSRCEL at IIM Bangalore.

Earlier this year, NSRCEL invited applications from social ventures for its new initiative ‘NSRCEL Social Ventures Incubation Program’, which aims at leveraging the centre’s experience to build successful not-for-profit social impact ventures. The program received a total of 160 applications, of which 24 ventures were shortlisted. The selected ventures have been offered a three-month Pre-Incubation Program comprising structured guidance with classroom sessions, workshops, field visits, speaker sessions and boot camps. At the end of this program, selected ventures will be given two-year incubation at NSRCEL.

NSRCEL brings together incubating start-ups, co-working ventures, industry mentors, eminent academicians and researchers, creating a unique ecosystem that thrives on continuous interaction between theory and practice. Since many of the organizations and individuals in the social sector space are working to solve similar issues, bringing them and the other development stakeholders together is the key to drive change. Since systemic change is the goal, to create scale and IMPACT it becomes imperative to join hands and work together.
Specifically, ‘NSRCEL Social Ventures Incubation’ is a program that plans to leverage its experience in nurturing early-stage ventures to build successful not-for-profit social impact ventures. This initiative is currently supported by the Michael & Susan Dell Foundation.