Startups With a Cause; A Look at some Social Ventures

5th Aug 2012
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Many startups in the Indian startup ecosystem are doing some great work impacting and changing the lives of people in the society. In all the frantic activity, some of these ventures fail to get the attention they thoroughly deserve. We at Yourstory.in, are strong supporters of these initiators and via this post, bring to you some of the social ventures we’ve covered over the past couple of weeks.To begin with, 360Navigator a great phone based navigation service is Mumbai recently covered by us has won the mBillionth award. Our hearty congratulations to team 360Navigator!

Speaking of navigation and travel, Padhaaro is a newbie startup offering greeter service to foreign tourists visiting India. These are focused on changing the perception about India.

We also have amazing Aseem Foundation, a not for profit organization that has been fostering entrepreneurship in the politically torn state of Kashmir as a means of livelihood and development.

Tana Bana is also a community based enterprise for artisans in the district of Bhagalpur, Bihar. Their focus is to create a self-sustaining community for the artisans of Bhagalpur and Bihar making great products.

As for as great products go, WorkshopQ, a green startup selling fun and colourful eco-friendly products says, “People don’t have to Purchase Our Products to be Eco-Friendly.”

Chandra Dubey is on a mission to help the poor farmers in Madhya Pradesh through Bhushan Agro, an agro-startup that works on a leasing model to increase productivity and yield.

In case you missed the G2012 Mexico Financial Incusion Twitter Conference, you can take a look at our takeaways from the Twitter conference compiled for you.

We have also started a mSocial Ventures Series via which we intend to cover mobile innovations in the social enterprises. m.Paani that designs mLoyalty program for the underserved was the first startup covered under this series.

This August, micro-lending platform Milaap observes Independence Day through ‘Adopt an Entrepreneur’ initiative.

If you run or know of a great social startup then write to us giving us the details. We would love to have a chat with them and write about them.

How has the coronavirus outbreak disrupted your life? And how are you dealing with it? Write to us or send us a video with subject line 'Coronavirus Disruption' to editorial@yourstory.com

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