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About the organization: The ENARR GROUP is promoted by the Singhania family. The philanthropic Singhania family is presently headed by Mr. Shhyam R Singhania and Mr. Padaam R Singhania along with a well qualified and experienced team to manage the affairs of the business verticals and their various trusts.
With the invigoration and drive innate in the management and the employees, the company has gradually expanded and extended its horizons. The company initiated its investment banking operations through Enarr Capital by helping Corporates raise structured finance – Debt & Private equity as well as M&A intermediation. Enarr is coming up with a Venture Capital Fund in the Media and Entertainment sector along with an Agri Fund.
Nana Nani Foundation is a registered public charity trust founded over a decade ago, whose primary aim is to help improve the "quality of life" of the Elderly in India irrespective of caste, creed, religion and social or financial standing. The foundation plans to set-up assisted living communities & retirement villages in the years to come alongwith its expansion plans to set up more Nana Nani Parks. (www.nanananifoundation.org)
About the organization: M Power Forum is an EK Soch Initiative to promote and support Apps entrepreneurship. Despite vast Economic growth, India still lags behind on key development indicators. While the physical infrastructure continues to develop at its own pace, the digital highways are ushering in inclusive growth. Telecom bridged the digital divide but inclusive growth and social empowerment shall be powered by the Mobile Applications.
MPower forum endeavors to promote socially and economically meaningful digital entrepreneurship by identifying, nurturing and scaling innovations having social relevance and economic sustenance. The Forum will contribute to creating a facilitating environment for digital entrepreneurs though fund and mentorship support along with incubation infrastructure and help commercialize innovations.
About the organization: HP creates new possibilities for technology to have a meaningful impact on people, businesses, governments and society. The world’s largest technology company, HP brings together a portfolio that spans printing, personal computing, software, services and IT infrastructure to solve customer problems.
Sustainability and social Innovation at HP centers on the belief that the same passion, energy, and culture of innovation that make HP a successful company can also be used to make a profound and positive social impact in the world. Sustainability and social Innovation helps share HP talent and technology where they are needed most.
HP’s Social Innovation strategy globally and in India as well focuses on making a positive contribution to society and HP’s business through high impact, sustainable programs in three key areas:
- Community Engagement
About the organization: Many accomplished technology & business leaders of Hyderabad have come together to form the “Hyderabad Angels” network with the goal of promoting promising entrepreneurs and help build the startup ecosystem in India. Within a year of formation, Hyderabad Angels have funded 3 startups and guided many more. Hyderabad Angels see a great potential in India’s innovators and entrepreneurs, and is excited about the opportunity to help them realize their potential by making early stage investments, providing mentoring support and connecting the entrepreneurs to the ecosystem to facilitate the growth and success of their ventures.
Nishith Desai Associates
About the organization: Nishith Desai Associates (NDA) is a research based international law firm with offices in Mumbai, Bangalore, Silicon Valley, Singapore, Basel and New Delhi. We specialize in strategic legal, regulatory and tax advice coupled with industry expertise in an integrated manner.
The social sector is one of our most passionate practice areas and requires its own unique set of legal, tax and strategic counseling. In our experience, social sector organizations require special care and prudence while setting up and operating in India. Often the immense social need of sector organizations reduces their focus on careful legal and tax planning. While NDA encourages entrepreneurial ventures, it does so with a non-negotiable focus on uncompromised compliance and better tax planning.
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Enarr Capital (above) is also providing one year of financial structuring services.
The financial experts at Enarr Capital offer their global debt and equity investment experience to make sure the financial structure of your social enterprise is suited to your ambitions.
Nishith Desai & Associates (above) is also providing one year of legal services.
The legal team at Nishith Desai Associates is passionate about applying their research-based international law experience to the social sector, which they know has its own unique set of legal, tax and strategic requirements.
About the offer: Free hiring & employee assessment services. The professional talent hunters at Aspiring Minds can help you pick the right person to employ.
About the organization: Our vision is to bring credible and genuine assessment to various aspects of education, training and employment. Aspiring Minds strives to help institutions and companies from choosing the ‘right’ individual rather than the ‘best’ individual. Aspiring Minds vision of a level playing field, helping talent meet opportunity – be it education or employment.
About the offer: Free mentoring for Internet strategy. The team at Bharat Matrimony can help you plan and implement an online platform and marketing strategy to suit your industry.
About the organization: BharatMatrimony.com is celebrated as the Most Trusted Matrimony Brand in India combining tradition and technology. A network of 15 regional portals and over 2 Crore members, BharatMatrimony has found a place in the Limca Book of Records for facilitating a record number of marriages. BharatMatrimony has been recognised as the Best Matrimony Website 2007 by PC WORLD for technology and performance and is also listed in the NASSCOM's Top 100 IT Innovators.
About the offer: One full-time intern for a year. The Idex Fellowship helps connect college graduates interested in the field of social enterprise with entrepreneurs, to develop a blueprint for change.
About the organization: The growing field of social enterprise offers a unique opportunity for aspiring practitioners and young professionals to pursue a career path that positively impacts their lives and the lives of others. Gray Matters Capital (GMC) believes it’s important for industry development to develop human capital for the sector. GMC launched IDEX fellowship in 2010 to address the growing human resource gap and increase the number of entry points into the sector. The IDEX Fellowship is a 10-month program that offers professional, cultural and social immersion into the field of social enterprise for college graduates interested in launching a career in the sector. Fellows are strategically placed to work with entrepreneurs to develop a blueprint for change.