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NEN talks to entrepreneurs solving some of India's most critical problems

Driving impact, not just economic value

We speak to Vineet Rai, founder of Aavishkaar, India’s first social venture capital fund which was launched in 2001.

I realized that people need small amounts of money, which venture capitalists and bankers don’t want to give. So, I thought it was a brilliant idea to take venture capital to the emerging social, rural space. Read more
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Community Spotlight

Converting Waste into Useful Manure
By Paritosh Sharma

Saveetha Engineering College’s NEN E Cell recently launched a Vermi Compost unit on campus to solve the problem of waste. And guess what – it rings in handsome revenue, too!
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Leading Rural India to a Brighter Future

The Center for Entrepreneurial Leadership at BITS, Pilani, is leading several entrepreneurship development initiatives for rural India. What have been its learning and challenges?
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Take the Pledge

Entrepreneurs solve problems, create value and create jobs. But entrepreneurs do not succeed alone; our support makes a difference. Help improve the climate for entrepreneurs in India. Help build a stronger India.

Stories from a Yatra

Shubha Narayanan, our in-house reporter embarks on a 7-day trip across the country to report on exciting E Week celebrations. Photos from Sujith Sujan.

Action on Overdrive
Jyoti Nivas College Auditorium | Bangalore | Feb 13

I am plagiarizing MeritTrac Founder Madan Padaki’s line when I say this about the E Week closing ceremony, but there is no better way to describe it: It WAS the ‘Kumbh Mela’ of entrepreneurship... Read more


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Will the Real Social Entrepreneur Please Stand Up?
Source: India Knowledge @ Wharton

Cellphone Entertainment Takes Off in Rural India
Source: Wall Street Journal

Entrepreneurship Gains Ground As a Career Choice on Campus
Source: LiveMint


A Warm Embrace That Saves Lives

In the developing world, access to incubators is limited by cost and distance, and millions of premature babies die each year. Jane Chen demonstrates a solution.
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  • Source: TED

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