Friday, October 16, 2009
Investor Forum 09: October 29 & 30, 2009: Hyatt Regency, Sahar; Mumbai Innovators showcase fundable green tech ideas.
Success Stories: New Ventures India facilitated its 11 portfolio companies with an investment support of INR 94.00 Crore / USD 23.5 million.
Call for business plan - NVI now accepts business plans throughout the year. If you feel that you have a profitable and innovative green business idea that you plan to scale up with the help of funding and external professional help, please send in your executive summary to Vamsi.firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday, July 24, 2009
Wonder Grass Initiative Pvt. Ltd. founded by Vaibhav Kaley offers a innovative solution for providing affordable houses for rural dwellers. Their core operation involves processing-packing-transporting and installation of modular houses with bamboo being the main construction material. The production node manufactures different housing components such as Column, Beam, Truss, Purlin and other accessories such as different joineries systems etc. These components can then be then sent to any desired location where they are erected on a standard foundation as per the design instruction. Since most of the prefabrication work is done in the village it reduces migration.
The objectives of Green Building Congress are to:
Showcase green building products / technologies / services
Exposure to latest trends and technologies on green buildings
Facilitate Market Transformation
Facilitate networking and promotion of business opportunities
Involve all stakeholders in the green building movement
The theme for the current edition of Green Building Congress is ‘Affordable Green Buildings’.
The conference will be an excellent opportunity for architects, green products and equipment manufacturers, building consultants, contractors, corporate project managers (involved in building) to update themselves on the latest trends in green building practices across the globe.
The proposed Conference will attempt to address the above challenges and chalk out a roadmap by deliberating with the diverse stakeholders including the farming community, corporate sector, entrepreneurs, governments, institutions, researchers, consultants and academicians.
With global down turn, incubation and the entrepreneurs it helps face relatively new challenges and opportunities. The program for the forum addresses the topic directly, as well as focusing on some of the key issues facing business incubation managers and policy makers. Combining globally recognized and inspirational speakers, with a workshop style for most sessions, along with plenty of time for networking, the forum is designed to inspire, transfer knowledge and to encourage participants to learn from each other and to share successful tools, tips and strategies.
The Forum is organized by the Asia Pacific Incubation Network (APIN), supported by infoDev, the Department of Science and Technology in India and its growing number of members. APIN’s Steering Committee has an ambitious program of activities to share and will use the opportunity to better understand what help incubators need in the region, so that this can translate into future activities to benefit members.
Monday, June 15, 2009
- A visit to SKS Microfinance, founded by Vikram Akula. Vikram is recognised by Time Magazine as one of today's 100 most influential people. (http://www.sksindia.com/)
Time with a number of leading Ashoka fellows in India as well as a number of other grassroots social entrepreneurs and innovators
- An experience of two diverse cities and states in India - Kolkata in West Bengal and Hyderabad in Andhra Pradesh
- Participation in the fourth annual International Conference on Social Entrepreneurship, which will be held at the Indian School of Business, one of world's top business schools (http://www.isb.edu/)
We will be selecting approximately 15 leaders to take part in the experience. Previous participants have included senior leaders in the private, public and civil society sectors, social entrepreneurs, entrepreneurs, policy makers, philanthropists and academics.
Tuesday, March 31, 2009
TED is an expensive affair, and while the US event costs $6000 to attend, entry to the Indian event will be priced at $2400. At the same time, 100 fellows will be allowed to participate for free. The TED India fellowship applications will open on April 20th. 80 of the 100 fellows will be Indian. There’s also a non-profit/NGO rate of $1400, and some sponsor fees. The talks are curated, and there’s no marketing or pitching; this is a conference about ideas worth spreading, and speakers are given 18 minutes.
Sunday, March 15, 2009
Last date of Idea submission: 31. 5.09
Grand final: August 1st week
Organiser: IIT Bombay & Godrej
KB brand drip irrigation laterals are useful for the crops like-vegetables, cotton, sugarcane and horticulture. KB micro sprinklers are suitable for close spacing crops like onion, ginger, garlic and fodder. These systems are very easy to install and maintenance also is very easy. Thousands of farmers are using KB drip & sprinklers in various crops across India & abroad
Saturday, March 14, 2009
Friday, February 27, 2009
Friday, January 30, 2009
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Thursday, January 15, 2009
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Tuesday, January 13, 2009
Organizers: XLRI Jamshedpur
Date: 31st Jan to 1st Feb 09
Come up with innovations and business ideas that can bring about radical improvements, catering to specific problems faced by the society.
Get your ideas reviewed by experienced VCs, incubators and successful social entrepreneurs, refine and fine-tune business-plans and models.
Find like-minded people on the forum and build up a strong team, collaborate with mentors and financers.
Face the stumbling blocks on the path to enterprise development through strong backing and guidance by our associate organizations.
The competition is open to all students and working professionals (including NGOs) who have ideas that are innovative, feasible and can benefit society. The only restriction is that 50% of the registered members of every team that enters this competition should be students.
Organizers: IIT Madras, Chennai
Starting Date: 10th Jan 09
Duration: 3-4 months
• Orientation to concepts of community health and the health situation in India through interactive sessions.
• Understanding of field reality through placements in selected health and development programmes in India under guidance of mentors.
• Skill based training depending on intern’s capacities and needs.
Organizers: Community Health Cell, Bangalore
Starting date: May 09
Duration: 9 months
No of Vacancies: 8