NSEF connects 25 rising stars to 13 of India’s most successful entrepreneurs

By Team YS|15th May 2010
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BANGALORE – After combing through over 400 hundred applicants, the National Social Entrepreneurship Forum (NSEF) has selected its inaugural class for the Author Programme. NSEF’s Author Programme places 25 top candidates in premier social entrepreneurship organizations across India, including Samhita Social Ventures, Rangde, Industree, Zameen Organics, Saath, Source for Change and Eksoch. NSEF strongly believes that promoting social entrepreneurship and equipping social entrepreneurs with the right tools are of the utmost importance to realize society’s potential and create a long-term impact.

 

Many of those selected have had experience abroad, and have worked at a variety non profits, business management trainees and/or are students from IIT-Bombay, Kharagpur, Gandhinagar, BITS- Pilani, Goa, St.Stephens, St.Xaviers, IIM-Lucknow, Anna University & VIT University. The Author Programme will work alongside the upcoming NSEF 2.0 initiative, which popularizes social entrepreneurship extensively through the Web 2.0 media. Through contests like blogging, people passionate about social entrepreneurship get an international platform to highlight their ideas/experiences and get their view noticed.

The National Social Entrepreneurship Forum was conceived with a mission to support social entrepreneurship. NSEF strongly believes that promoting social entrepreneurship and equipping social entrepreneurs with the right tools are of the utmost importance to realize society’s potential and create a long term impact. NSEF expands the pool of capable social entrepreneurs by focusing on university students and recent graduates. As future leaders, students and recent graduates at top business and technology schools provide existing social ventures the skills needed to let them grow. For this reason, NSEF will educate these students and recent graduates about social problems, expose them to the opportunities in the sector, and foster innovation in solving social problems. NSEF will create a critical mass of young, inspired individuals that can help transform India. Through this process NSEF will guide budding entrepreneurs through the high quality ecosystems that it creates.

NSEF has been featured in Daily News & Analysis India, ThinkChange India and Cool Avenues. For press inquiries please contact info@nsef-india.org or visit http://www.nsef-india.org for more information.

Prithvi Vasista - Program Manager, Internships NSEF

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