Aspen Network for Development Entrepreneurs in collaboration with British Council and Ennovent recently put together an event to bring together the stakeholders in the social enterprise space in the Delhi-NCR...
The year 2016 was an exciting one for us. We have now become a vibrant community of dynamic change makers that we always envisioned. As we approach the end of 2016 and take stock, here’s sharing with you a few stories that made this year great for us-
UnLtd Delhi family grows-
This year we selected 13 social entrepreneurs in our incubation program working on various social issues. For instance
#Socent Mayank Jain of MicroX foundation is working with farmers in Bihar to make agriculture a sustainable and profitable profession.
#Socent Divakar Sankhla and Parinita Jain of Alhomora have designed a year long intervention for children from low income backgrounds to enable them to take well informed and empathetic life choices.
#Socent Ankit Agarwal of helpusgreen is preserving River Ganges from becoming a religious sewer by recycling the flower waste from temples and mosques
We are grateful to the incredible individuals that we get to work with. In our fellows, we see the power and passion to solve complicated issues that plague our society today.
A Year of Collaboration-
This year Unltd Delhi collaborated with several social enterprise incubators/accelerators.
In July 2016, we partnered with International Innovation Corps to deliver a workshop on “Theory of Change and Legal Incorporation of Social Starups”. This workshop was a massive success as it brought various players from the social entrepreneurship space to talk about their work and share learnings with each other.
We were also partners for Unconvention Delhi which is Villgro’s platform to seek out and nurture social enterprises, and grow the social enterprise movement all over India. We also collaborated with Australian High Commission in Delhi for a workshop on business planning for social enterprises.
We would like to thank all our partners for their encouragement and support.
We would like to take this opportunity to give a huge shout out to all our fellows for the inspiring work they are doing in their respective fields. Their passion and determination to bring about change is truly commendable.
-Our alumni Abhishek Srivastava and Samriddhi Malhotra’s organization Kickstart Jobs raised an undisclosed amount of seed funding from ah!Ventures to transform the entry level job market. Kickstart jobs has developed a platform to ensure that India’s entry level workforce gets the right jobs, stays in them and sees career growth.
-Our current fellow Neha Arora’s organization Planetabled recently got selected in the top 5 tour operators in the country in Innovation category for providing unique travel solutions and leisure excursions for people with disabilities.
-Our fellows Divakar and Parinita’s initiative Alohomora were selected as 1 in top 6 ideas for “Rethinking Education” at the World Bank Youth Summit 2016 chosen out of 850+ applications from 105 countries!
-Aditya Gupta our first fellow of our first cohort got selected as one of the 20 Laureate Global Fellows, for his work at People for Parity to engage youth in taking ownership on gender issues and preventing gender-based violence (GBV) and discrimination in India. This fellowship recognizes young changemakers from around the world for their innovative and and cutting-edge solutions to urgent global challenges.
Our Work at a Glance-
UnLtd Delhi is an incubator for social entrepreneurs. We work with early-stage social entrepreneurs to help them. Our Fellows work to tackle a range of social issues. Some of the sectors that our fellows are working in are-
-creating quality education and art intervention programs for children from low-income backgrounds
-providing innovative travel solutions to people with disabilities
-creating opportunities for small scale farmers in Bihar to increase their income and profit through training and intervention programs.
-encouraging women in rural kashmir to generate income through chilli farming.
-creating organic products from flowers recycled from river Ganges.