XLRI's 2nd National Conference on Socal Entrepreneurship Jan, 29-31, 2010

16th Jan 2010
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Breaking away from the format of outlined agenda, specified topics, and fixed speakers, the2nd National Conference on Social Entrepreneurship is designed to collaboratively explore, discuss, learn from each other, and co-create.

Designed as interest-based 'facilitated' Working Groups, the conference aims to: facilitate learning by actively involving the participants in collaboratively solving real, live problems, which are of their interest and concern, leverage the rich experience and competence available in the participants' community to address real challenges, issues and opportunities facing the sector, and help learning from each other,  result in relevant "take-home" learning (solutions and alternatives)for the participants, which can be implemented.

The Conference is designed around seven broad themes for the Working Groups;each group would be anchored by Social Entrepreneurs/ Resource Persons, who have contributed significantly to that particulars space, and will add value to the discussions and outcomes:

  • Market Linkages: Mainstreaming the Marginalised Producers
  • Employment & Livelihood: Organising the Unorganised
  • Universal Primary Education: Investing in the Future
  • Financial Inclusion: Creating an Equitable India
  • Healthcare & Hygiene for All: Making a Healthier Society
  • Access to Technology & Societal Resources: Empowering the Masses
  • Grass Root Innovations: Supporting Social Entrepreneurship

Venue: XLRI, Jamshedpur

For Whom:

Development sector professionals, i.e.,

  • Social entrepreneurs,
  • NGOs,
  • Government officials operating in development space,
  • CSR executives
  • Academicians, and
  • Interested students

Confirmed Resource Persons:

Mr Abhijit Ray, Director, Unitus Capital

Mr Anshu Gupta, Founder-Director, Goonj & Ashoka Fellow

Mr Arbind Singh, Executive Director, Nidan & Ashoka Fellow

Mr Arun Diaz,Trustee & Member of Investment Board, Aavishkaar India Micro Venture Capital Fund

Mr Ashish Rajpal, Co-Founder & Managing Director, iDiscoveri

Mr Ashok Kamath, CEO, Akshara Foundation

Dr Ashwin Naik, Co-Founder & CEO, Vaatsalya Healthcare Systems Pvt Ltd

Dr Balaji Utla, CEO, Health Management & Research Institute

Mr Chandra Shekhar Ghosh, Chairman and Managing Director, Bandhan Microfinance

Mr Devendra Shukla, Director, Jaipur Rugs Foundation

Mr GN Murthy,General Manager - New Initiatives, ITC - Agri Business Div

Dr Joe Madiath, Founder & Executive Director,Gram Vikas & Skoll Social Entrepreneur

Mr Kirti Prasanna Mishra, Partner, <http://www.martrural.com/> MART

Mr Niraj Subrat, Vice President -Marketing <http://www.ide-india.org/> International Development Enterprises - India

Mr Paul Basil, Founder & CEO <http://www.villgro.org/> Villgro & Ashoka Fellow

Mr Pravin Mahajan, Founder & Executive Director, <http://www.janarth.org/> Janarth

Mr Rohit Magotra,Chief Operating Officer <http://www.ekgaon.com/> Ekgaon Technologies

Dr Rukmini Banerji, Program Director <http://pratham.org/Default.aspx?id=1> Pratham

Mr Samit Ghosh,CEO <http://www.ujjivan.com/> Ujjivan

Mr Sandeep Farias, Founder & Managing Director, <http://www.elevarwquity.com/> Elevar Equity

Ms Saloni Malhotra, Founder & CEO,<http://www.desicrew.in/> DesiCrew Solutions Pvt Ltd

Ms Sohini Bhattacharya, Director, South Asia Partnerships,<http://india.ashoka.org/> Ashoka: Innovators for the Public

Mr Soumen Biswas,Executive Director, <http://www.pradan.net/> PRADAN

Mr Vinay Kumar,Strategist, <http://sites.google.com/a/digitalgreen.org/inside-digital-green/team> Digital Green

For nomination, participation contact :

Email: <mailto:seconference@xlri.ac.in> seconference@xlri.ac.in

Concerence Blog : <http://2nd-se-conference-at-xlri.blogspot.com/>


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