Villgro (formerly Rural Innovations Network) is sponsoring a new business plan competition for social entrepreneurs called Wantrapreneur. The competition is specifically aimed at innovations and solutions that benefit the rural poor.
Wantrapreneur is all about identifying ideas that have the potential to transform lives and nurturing them to become market-ready products and services.
The competition is open to Indian citizens and the categories include:
- Agriculture – Start up
- Agriculture – Early Growth
- Energy/ Water – Start up
- Energy / Water – Early Growth
The winners will win at least 12 lakh in cash and will also gain access to mentoring and networking opportunities. Business plans are due by October 31, 2009. Winners will be unveiled at Villgro’s “Unconvention” conference, to be held in Chennai in December.
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