Please provide examples of any previous entrepreneurial initiatives you have pioneered.
Prior to starting ONergy, I co-founded an NGO, SwitchON in 2008. SwitchON has developed into a renowned strong community based organisation promoting sustainable livelihoods through working in the area of trainings, education, agriculture and climate action. My other entrepreneurial initiatives include starting Kolkata Cycling Club and promoting a Farmer Producer Organisation.
Beyond your existing team, who else are you working with to achieve your objectives, eg partners, advisors, mentors?
We are ably supported by renowned partners, advisors and mentors. I have participated in business accelerator programs and received fellowships from Global Social Benefit Incubator (USA), Unreasonable institute (USA) and Yale University. They provide with active mentorship support. Our advisors include seasoned practitioners such as Harish Hande (co-founder of Selco and Magsaysay Award Winner), Ashis Sahu (CEO of Clean Energy Access Network), Naresh Joshi (retired banker and Ashden Award winner), Kapil Mondal (Ashoka Fellow) etc.. Our Investors include funds and foundations from USA, Switzerland, Netherlands and India renowned in the impact investment space which further help with with mentorship and connections.