It is ironic that while India houses possibly the highest number of social entrepreneurs in the world, social innovation & entrepreneurship itself forms a deplorable mention in the course curriculum in most academic institutions in our country. Curriculum aside, very few colleges in India have societies dedicated to promoting social entrepreneurship and development through enterprise on campus and creating a class of socially responsible citizens. National Social Entrepreneurship Forum (NSEF) aims to open centers of excellence throughout the nation to bridge this talent inequity in the sector by inspiring, training and providing mentorship to students to incline them towards the responsible business and developmental sector.NSEF in partnership with Villgro Innovations Foundation is organizing a 2 day workshop on Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship in Bangalore on the 9th and 10th of July. Briefing about the event Yashveer Singh, Founder & Director, National Social Entrepreneurship Forum added that the workshop would bring together inspiring Social Innovators and Entrepreneurs who will share their expertise and also mentor more than 100 student leaders of many Universities across India to help them become Social Change Agents. The two day event will be abuzz with interactive sessions, lectures, capacity building sessions and more. Sessions will be handled by around 14 speakers, few being Ramji Raghvan, Founder & Chairman, Agastya International Foundation, Mr. Naveen Jha, CEO, Deshpande Foundation, Mr. Elango Ramaswamy, Village President Kuthambakkam, Mr. Ashwin Naik, Founder, Vaatsalya Healthcare, Mr. Bala Girisaballa, Director, Yahoo Entrepreneur Network, Mr. Mathew Jacob, Founder Idiom Design, Mr. Sean Blagsvelt, Founder, BabaJobs , Mrs. Shanti Raghavan, Ashoka Fellow and Founder, Enable India and will span a wide spectrum of topics that will leave these young guns with inspiration, wisdom and will equip with techniques of becoming a social entrepreneur.
About National Social Entrepreneurship Forum (NSEF)
National Social Entrepreneurship Forum (NSEF) is India’s premier youth platform for social innovations with pan-India chapters facilitating the growth of leaders of change. It was founded in 2009 with an aim to inspire the next generation of leaders, bridge the talent inequity in the social sector and foster ecosystems where social change catalysts are created and supported. Since its inception, NSEF has undertaken social entrepreneurial activities in 30 academic institutes, helped some of disruptive social enterprises to address their biggest challenges by connecting them to talent equipped with the right skills and mindsets to jumpstart their growth and has created a multiplier effect by supporting a number of young social entrepreneurs, impacting millions of lives in India.