Call for Entries for the “Social Entrepreneur of the Year”India2012 Awards

Jubilant Bhartia Foundation and Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship are inviting entries for the ‘Social Entrepreneur of The Year’ Award 2012 for India. Start Up! an angel investor and advisor to social entrepreneurs, will manage the outreach, due diligence and jury presentation of the Awards on behalf of the Jubilant Bhartia Foundation.

The Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award celebrates leading social entrepreneurs who are diligently building solutions for unaddressed communities to ensure inclusive and equitable growth. The finalists of the Award are selected after an intensive search and selection process including expert reviews, site visits and a presentation before a high-powered jury. The winner of the Award this year will be announced at a ceremony coinciding with the India Economic Summit in November 2012 in New Delhi.

All finalists of the Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award, 2012 will be invited to participate in the India Economic Summit in November 2012 in New Delhi. The winner will join Schwab Foundation’s global community of social entrepreneurs, and will participate in the annual and regional meetings of the World Economic Forum, which offer unprecedented opportunities to engage with global decision makers from the public, corporate, media and academic sectors.

In 2011, Ms Neelam Chhiber of Industree Crafts Pvt Ltd. (Brand- Mother Earth) and Industree Crafts Foundation received the Award from Mr. Prithvi Raj Chavan, Chief Minister of Maharashtra and Mr. Ashwani Kumar, Minister of State for Planning, Science, Technology and Earth Sciences of India.

The finalists of the Social Entrepreneur of the Year Awards 2011 included Matthew Spacie of Magic Bus, Gyanesh Pandey of Husk Power Systems and Sudesh Menon of Waterlife India Pvt Ltd.

Applicants can download the application form and view the selection criteria, the selection process and read about the benefits of the Award by visiting  or

For more information contact: Start Up! - Manisha Gupta – 9810414441 Saloni Gupta - 8800322658.