After an extremely successful 2010 Awards, The Jubilant Bhartia Foundation and Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship are inviting applications for the India Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2011. The Award aims to identify and celebrate visionary social entrepreneurs who have demonstrated large-scale, systems-change models and are at the stage of scaling/replicating their ideas across India and in other countries.
The deadline for receiving applications is May 30, 2011.
Following an intensive search and selection process including expert reviews and site visits, three to four leading social entrepreneurs will be selected as finalists for the India Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award. The winner(s) will be announced in a ceremony coinciding with the India Economic Summit in November 2011 in New Delhi.
The Award benefits for the winner(s) include eligibility to participate in the Annual Meeting of the World Economic Forum in Davos, which provides winners with unprecedented opportunities to engage with global decision makers from the public, corporate, media and academic sectors. The finalists will be invited to the India Economic Summit from 13-15 November 2011 in New Delhi.
Start Up!, an angel investor, incubator and advisor to social entrepreneurs, will be managing the outreach and due-diligence of the India Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award 2011 on behalf of the Jubilant Bhartia Foundation. You can read the press release here and more about the eligibility requirements and how to apply here.