Thursday, April 28, 2011

India Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2011

The Jubilant Bhartia Foundation, in collaboration with the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, is inviting applications for the India Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2011. The Award aims to identify and celebrate visionary social entrepreneurs who have demonstrated large-scale, systems-change models and are at the stage of scaling/replicating their ideas across India and in other countries.

The deadline for receiving applications is May 30, 2011.

Following an intensive search and selection process including expert reviews and site visits, three to four leading social entrepreneurs will be selected as finalists for the India Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award. The winner(s) will be announced in a ceremony coinciding with the India Economic Summit in November 2011 in New Delhi.

The Award benefits for the winner(s) include eligibility to participate in the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, which provides winners with unprecedented opportunities to engage with global decision makers from the public, corporate, media and academic sectors. The finalists will be invited to the India Economic Summit from 13-15 November 2011 in New Delhi.

Please circulate this invite to your network of successful social entrepreneurs and change makers. Please  send nominations of social entrepreneurs who meet the Awards criteria. The links provided below detail the criteria, the selection process, the benefits and other relevant information on the Award. Please visit or

Start Up!, an angel investor, incubator and advisor to social entrepreneurs, will be managing the outreach and due-diligence of the India Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2011 on behalf of the Jubilant Bhartia Foundation.

We will be happy to respond to your queries via mail. Please feel free to connect with us at or

On behalf of The Start Up! team

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