‘Thinking Social’ Seminar at Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication, Pune on 3rd October 2015

Anjani Chaand updated on : 05 Oct 2015

Seminar will provide budding entrepreneurs and students the opportunity to learn about the path, challenges and the impact of the social journey

'Thinking Social' Seminar at SIU

Tata Social Enterprise Challenge (TSEC) – a joint initiative of the Tata Group and Indian Institute of Management Calcutta Innovation Park (IIMCP) in partnership with Symbiosis International University is set to conduct its student seminar series ‘Thinking Social’ at Symbiosis Institute of Media and Communication, PG, Pune. The day-long seminar to be held on 3rd October, 2015 seeks to build awareness, interest and desire to engage with the Social Enterprise Ecosystem amongst the graduate and post-graduate students who are about to embark on their careers soon.The speakers for the day will comprise of eminent entrepreneurs, who have established their own outstanding ventures in the Indian social entrepreneurship space.

‘Thinking Social’ is proud to host an eminent set of speakers hailing from the academia and social entrepreneurial space. The event will shall be inaugurated by Prof. Chandan Chatterjee, Director, SIMC Pune and by Sudipta Marjit, Dy. VP of Tata Capital and other representatives from IIMCP.

The topics, speakers and their organisation’s details are:

  • Creating a Social Entrepreneurship Eco-System by Prof. Chandradeep Mitra, IIM Calcutta
  • Translating the vision – Sharing by a Social Entrepreneur by Asish Gawade - CEO and Co-Founder of Bottom of the Pyramid Innovations.
    Bottom of the Pyramid Innovations is a triple bottom line venture, which tries to the ‘bottom of the pyramid’ using clean technology. Bottom of Pyramid Energy and Environmental Innovations is a Social Venture that develops renewable energy and other technologies for the rural India. To know more visit: http://www.bopeei.in/
  • A Social Entrepreneur’s start up: sharing the experiences by Sudhir Deshpande - Co-founder of Ecoad
    EcoAd is a social enterprise working to make cities of India polythene free and provide sustainable livelihood to women at Bottom of Pyramid. Their mission is to replace conventional non eco-friendly products with economically viable eco-friendly products. To know more visit:http://www.ecoad.in/
  • Social Entrepreneurship – Doing Well By Doing Good by Sunanda Mane- Co-founder of Lend-A-Hand
    Lend-A-Hand India is a non-profit venture launched in 2003 by young professionals. It is based in New York City and focuses on issues related to youth. Its programs provide vocational training, career development, employment, and entrepreneurial opportunities to young boys and girls in rural and urban communities. It collaborates with dynamic grassroots non-profit organizations to develop and implement innovative projects.To know more visit: http://www.lend-a-hand-india.org
  • Transitioning Positively by Prof. Prasanna Hulikavi, Deputy Director, SIMC, Prof. Anupam Barve, Adjunct Faculty, SIMC and Maitreyee Kulkarni from Prayas
  • The journey of a Social Entrepreneur by Jayant Nataraju - Co-founder of Sampurn(e)arth
    Sampurn(e)arth Environment Solutions Pvt. Ltd. envisions a world where waste is transformed into utilizable resources without exploitation of people or the planet. They are working towards breaking the non-cyclic process of waste management, which currently involves extraction, production, consumption and dumping or land filling, resulting in greenhouse gas emissions, ground water pollution and an ever-increasing strain on natural resource. To know more visit: http://www.sampurnearth.com/
  • Social Entrepreneurship  – A Practitioner’s View by Dr. Madhav Sathe - The Bombay Mothers And Children Welfare Society
    Established in the year 1919, The Bombay Mothers & Children Welfare Society is a Public Charitable Trust.  Its sectors of operation include Health (City & Rural), Child Care, Education and Comprehensive rural development support system. To know more visit: http://www.thebmcws.com/

The seminar provides budding entrepreneurs and students the opportunity to learn from the speakers at the event about their journey, the challenges they faced and impact of their social ventures. Participation requires no fee and will be done on first-confirmed-first-served basis.

For registrations, please write to tsec@iimcip.org

The seminar will be held on 3rd October 2015 from 9:30am- 5:00pm at the Convention Centre, SIU, Pune.


About Tata Social Enterprise Challenge (TSEC)

Tata Social Enterprise Challenge (TSEC) – a joint initiative of the Tata Group and Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIMC) was started in 2012. The Challenge aims to establish itself as a major event in the Indian social entrepreneurship space by bringing together social entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and members from the academia, industry and business to identify and promote sustainable ideas that have a measurable social impact in our society.TSEC has successfully completed two rounds of this Challenge during 2012 and 2013 where the Challenge witnessed submission of more than 320 impact proposals over the last two years. The finalists of TSEC get mentored, undergo training, win awards, cash prizes, recognition and opportunity to pitch to VCs and become eligible to be considered for incubational support from CEI & IIMC ecosystem. 

About ‘IIM Calcutta Innovation Park’

IIM Calcutta Innovation Park (IIMCP) is a not for profit (Section 8) company formed under the aegis of Indian Institute of Management Calcutta to work towards promoting and supporting entrepreneurship development across India. Activities of IIMCIP include business incubation, nurturing innovation and promoting entrepreneurship through contests, workshops and conferences. The focus of IIMCIP is on sectors that have high social and economic impact, with a geographical focus on Eastern and North Eastern India.

About ‘Thinking Social’

“Thinking Social”, initiated in 2014, aims to expand the reach of the Tata Social Enterprise Challenge, an annual innovation competition that is held by the Tata Group and IIM-C. The purpose of this seminar series is to create thought leaders in the social entrepreneurship domain, through a series of student seminars, industry round tables and IIMC lecture series across India so as to create wider interest in Social Enterprises and support the development of their ecosystem. Through these student-industry-academia interfaces, Tata and IIM-C hope to expose more students from India’s best institutes to the concept of Social Entrepreneurship.

About ‘Symbiosis Institute of Media & Communication (PG), Pune’:

SIMC  is  a  premier  pure play  Media  &  Communications  school,  nurturing  and developing future leaders in the fields of content generation through their MA(MC) program and managing creative businesses through their MBA (CM) program. SIMC, Pune offers two full time postgraduate degree programmes in the areas of Mass Communication (production of creative content), Brand Communication, Public Relations and Media Management (management of creative businesses). It is also the largest post graduate institute in the Media and Communication space. Each one of its specialisation areas is either ranked first or second as per leading published rankings.

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