Monday, August 15, 2011

Applications open for iDiya: ISB's National Social Venture Competition

The applications for iDiya: ISB's National Social Venture Competition are open!

When you have a business idea
what’s the best you can do with it?

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Business ideas make money when you execute them well. Here is your chance to make money at the onset of believing in the idea itself. It is my pleasure to introduce iDiya – Indian School of Business’ (ISB) Social Ventures Ideas Competition.

The 3rd iDiya Challenge is awaiting for you to submit a winning Social Entrepreneurship idea and claim the coveted cash prize of Rs. 3 lakhs.

What’s more?
Besides giving you a platform to showcase your idea, participating will also help you identify possible avenues for ensuring your vision takes shape.  Other benefits of participating include:
•         A one week ‘boot-camp’ for the top ten teams where you will meet industry leaders, VCs and mentors
•         Winners will receive at least 10-weeks mentoring support after the competition.  The mentoring board comprises of high-profile businessmen and organisations who will help you commercialise your idea
•         Top 20 ideas will be showcased on the ISB iDiya website

Who can participate?
iDiya is open to working professionals and early stage NGOs.  It is focussed on ventures creating powerful social impact in India.  Our aim is to stimulate, develop and facilitate high-impact, self-sustaining and scalable social enterprises in India.

Important Dates
•         Registration and submission deadline: September 1, 2011
•         Declaration of winners: November 5, 2011
•         Boot-camp at ISB: December 2-7, 2011

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