“Poverty is unnecessary” – Mohammad Yunus In India, this quote by Yunus continues to be relevant even today as a majority of its population battles poverty. Socially focused ventures that provide innovations for low-income markets and create opportunities for a better lifestyle have however made significant progress in fighting this battle – especially since […]
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The ability to successfully achieve scale is potentially the key differentiator between a startup and an enterprise. It is only through growing operations, be it through size, geography or markets can enterprises generate a widespread impact as well as scale their profits. However, scaling up and reaching new markets while balancing profits and purpose is […]
India’s fast-paced growth has been a topic of much debate and discussion in the last few years. As a result of booming sectors such as IT, there is a growing sense that the country is emerging as a global leader. As a result, at times India is being touted as the mecca of ‘Jugaad’ innovations […]
As the social enterprise ecosystem matures in India, the issue of funding only seems to be growing more pronounced – surprisingly for both the entrepreneur and investor.
The Artha Venture Challenge, a national competition run by impact investment portal, the Artha Platform aims to find the most ambitious, early stage social entrepreneurs in India.
Entrepreneurs often face several barriers when bringing innovations for low-income communities – such as solar lamps, rural primary healthcare or affordable education – successfully to market.