India

Social Entrepreneur and Enterprise Development (SEED) Program

Aimed at strengthening the pipeline of seed-investable social entrepreneurs in India, SEED is an intensive 6-month program to prepare early stage social entrepreneurs to sharpen their models and raise their first rounds of funding.

SEED will be a high-touch program geared at early-stage entrepreneurs, focused on bringing entrepreneurs back to the drawing board to evaluate their enterprises with fresh eyes and integrate strategic changes-with the help of world-class-mentors-that will make their enterprises more robust, scalable, and impactful in the long run. Our unique value proposition is to prepare every enterprise in the cohort to access seed funding and/or entry into a social enterprise incubator at the end of the program, kicking off their journey of scaling social impact.

SEED will accept 10 high-potential social entrepreneurs and will run from November 2012 to March 2013.
If your social enterprise has previously raised funding only from self, family, and friends, and has been in operation for some time, and you are ready to go back to the drawing board and undergo rigorous training to prepare for seed investment, apply for SEED today. Together, we can make it possible. Applications close June 30th.

See SEED's coverage in the Economic Times here: http://economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/emerging-businesses/startups/villgro-to-launch-training-programme-to-bring-unsuccessful-social-entrepreneurs-back/articleshow/14140696.cms

The SEED program is supported by Altis Postgraduate School on Business and Society of the Catholic University of Milan, the Global Social Benefit Incubator Network from Santa Clara University, and the Loyola Institute of Business Administration.

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