Saturday, 31 March 2012

Ashoka Changemakers Joins Sankalp Forum 2012 as Online Partners

Ashoka Changemakers is proud to announce its partnership with Sankalp Forum that will bring its community from South Asia preferred access to the annual Sankalp Summit, along with exclusive Investor-Entrepreneur Clinic and a Mentoring Pitstop, hosted simultaneously alongside the Summit.
Lockup_summit2012The annual Sankalp Summit is one of Asia’s largest collaborative platforms to bring together social enterprises, impact investors, policy makers, academicians, and other market makers. Initiated in 2009 with the vision of catalyzing impact investments into social enterprises globally, the forum today has evolved into a community of over 350 social enterprises, over 300 investors and 300 sector stakeholders.
Sankalp’s 4 key round-the-year services are designed to address scale-up challenges that social enterprises face regularly i.e. Access to Finance, Capacity Building, Knowledge and Talent Gap. In 3 years, over 150 social enterprises have benefited from our services.
Apart from programmatic diversification, Sankalp in 2012 will expand to include path-breaking models from South East Asia. This year, the summit will also delve deeper into the evolution of urban business models in South Asia, and what it means for under-served urban markets.
Sankalp’s key success also lies in sourcing a strong deal flow pipeline year on year, through the Sankalp Awards. Vetted by the best investment houses globally, 30 investible, high-impact enterprises from India and South East Asia will be showcased at the forum. The annual Summit that witnesses over 700 participants will be held from April 11-13, at Taj Land’s End, Mumbai, this year. The agenda for the Summit can be viewed here.
Sankalp Summit is offering a special discount for Ashoka Fellows and members of the Ashoka Changemakers community this year. Click here to register, and use the code ASHOKA2012 to get 35% off on the registration fee. To know more about how you can benefit from the services we're offering at Sankalp Summit, please write to sankalpforum@intellecap.com
Ashoka Changemakers is a community of action that connects social entrepreneurs around the globe to share ideas, inspire, and mentor each other. Through its online collaborative competitions and Open Growth platform, Changemakers.com is one of the world’s most robust spaces for launching, discussing, and funding ideas to solve the world’s most pressing social problems. Changemakers builds on Ashoka's three-decade history and belief that we all have the ability to be a Changemaker. Ashoka is the global association of the world’s leading social entrepreneurs—more than 2,500 men and women with system-changing solutions for the world’s most urgent social problems. Visit www.changemakers.com. 

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