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Thursday, June 27
 

9:30am

Envisioning the Future
Moderators
avatar for Vishnu Swaminathan

Vishnu Swaminathan

Country Director, Ashoka Innovators for the Public
Vishnu joins Ashoka with more than 14 years of experience as Entrepreneur and innovator. He started two companies in Singapore in the areas of Financial transactions & Animation technology. After one of the companies was acquired he moved to India to head a leadership school based... Read More →

Guests
avatar for Bill Drayton

Bill Drayton

Founder, Ashoka
Bill Drayton pioneered the field of social entrepreneurship. While a student at Harvard College, Balliol College in Oxford University and Yale Law School, he launched a number of organizations, including Harvard’s Ashoka Table, an interdisciplinary weekly forum in the social sciences... Read More →


Thursday June 27, 2013 9:30am - 10:30am
Infosys Campus Pune

10:30am

Social Entrepreneurship - History to Future
Moderators
avatar for Ishita Chaudhry

Ishita Chaudhry

The YP Foundation (TYPF)
Ishita equips young people with the tools to access information, services and rights so that they can build collective platforms to create social change and negotiate with adult led systems.

Ashoka Fellows
avatar for Ashwin Naik

Ashwin Naik

Vaatsalya
Ashwin is demonstrating a viable model to bridge the healthcare gap by building primary and secondary care hospitals in Tier 2 and 3 towns. Vaatsalya currently has seventeen hospitals across Karnataka and Andhra Pradesh.
avatar for Bablu Ganguly

Bablu Ganguly

The Timbaktu Collective
Bablu has been instrumental in cooperative building movement both as social and business development enterprises and focused on livelihoods and sustainability requirements of small-producers. Timbaktu has promoted eight autonomous cooperatives involving over 17,000 marginal famil... Read More →
avatar for Hasina Kharbhih

Hasina Kharbhih

Impulse Social Enterprises / Impulse NGO Network
Hasina created the internationally acknowledged Meghalaya Model, a comprehensive tracking system that successfully brings together the state government, security agencies, legal groups, media, and citizen organizations to combat the cross-border trafficking of children in the Northeastern... Read More →
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Latha Anantha

River Research Center
Latha is working towards a river basin management model. Using the flow of the river as a reference point, she makes inter-linkages between different interventions and draws various stakeholders together to cohesively plan and manage water resources.
avatar for Sunil Abraham

Sunil Abraham

The Centre for Internet & Society
Sunil Abraham is providing web services and products that are affordable and effective for the Indian voluntary sector. His work, based on "open-source" sharing of programs, enables citizen organizations to effectively use the Internet in the areas of fundraising, networking, advocacy... Read More →


Thursday June 27, 2013 10:30am - 11:30am
Infosys Campus Pune

4:30pm

Leadership for Tomorrow
Moderators
avatar for Raghavendra Venkatesh

Raghavendra Venkatesh

Trustee, Ashoka Innovators for the Public

Guests
avatar for Dr. Sanjiv Chopra

Dr. Sanjiv Chopra

Faculty Dean, Harvard Medical School
Dr. Sanjiv Chopra is Professor of Medicine and Faculty Dean for Continuing Medical Education at Harvard Medical School, and Senior Consultant in Hepatology at the Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, Boston. He has more than 120 publications and five books to his credit.  His recent... Read More →


Thursday June 27, 2013 4:30pm - 5:00pm
Infosys Campus Pune
 
Friday, June 28
 

11:15am

Reverse Pitch
As social entrepreneurs, you pitch to investors all the time. How about we turn the tables and get investors to pitch you on why you should take investments from them!?
At the Future Forum, Reverse Pitch will get investors to sell themselves to social entrepreneurs. 5 minute elevator piches from investors to present their ideas of investment rationale, sectors in focus specific strengths and value propositions they bring to potential investees. And then we leave the floor open to you for questions. 

Impact investments and grant-based funding are growing in India. With stories of both successes and failures, investors and social entrepreneurs have gained immense confidence and experience. However, to flourish a healthy ecosystem, it is important to have an honest two-way communication. Reverse Pitch is about this very two-way communication. 

Moderators
avatar for Vishnu Swaminathan

Vishnu Swaminathan

Country Director, Ashoka Innovators for the Public
Vishnu joins Ashoka with more than 14 years of experience as Entrepreneur and innovator. He started two companies in Singapore in the areas of Financial transactions & Animation technology. After one of the companies was acquired he moved to India to head a leadership school based... Read More →

Guests
avatar for Kushal Agrawal

Kushal Agrawal

Aspada Investment Advisors
Kushal is the Investment Manager at Aspada Investment Advisors. Previously, he was the Financial Controller at Zovi.com, an e-commerce start-up funded by SAIF Partners and Tiger Global, where he laid the foundation of strong finance and compliance systems. Having also worked at large... Read More →
avatar for Karuna Jain

Karuna Jain

Acumen
Karuna has two years of investing experience with the $175M Aditya Birla private equity fund and $600M Milestone Capital real estate fund. She has also spent four years with the Aditya Birla Group and Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories in textiles, cement and pharmaceuticals businesses across... Read More →
avatar for Ajit Kanitkar

Ajit Kanitkar

Ford Foundation
Ajit Kanitkar works on livelihood and economic security issues in the foundation's New Delhi office. His grant making helps link rural producers and artisans with larger commercial partners to reach markets and realize better wages and incomes. He is focused particularly on expanding... Read More →
avatar for Pranav Nahar

Pranav Nahar

Grassroots Business Fund
Pranav Nahar is GBF’s Regional Manager for Asia. He is a member of the Management Committee at GBF and its Internal Investment Committee and overseas the Asian Markets including India and Indonesia where GBF has active investments and staff. He has lived and worked over 14 years... Read More →
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Vidya Shah

CEO, EdelGive Foundation
Vidya is responsible for giving strategic direction to EdelGive Foundation and guiding its overall development.Formerly the CFO of the Edelweiss Group, Vidya worked with ICICI, Peregrine and NM Rothschild during her 19-year career in investment banking. She was also deeply involved... Read More →

Ashoka Fellows
avatar for CV Madhukar

CV Madhukar

PRS Legislative Research
C.V. Madhukar is changing citizens’ roles in Indian democracy by opening the process of lawmaking to greater public engagement and scrutiny. He provides citizen organizations, lawmakers, and the general public with vital information about policy issues, and creates forums for these... Read More →


Friday June 28, 2013 11:15am - 1:00pm
Infosys Campus Pune
 
Saturday, June 29
 

2:30pm

Reflections
Saturday June 29, 2013 2:30pm - 4:00pm
Infosys Campus Pune