Social Entrepreneurship Competition

2 12 2006

‘Genesis’ is a Social Entrepreneurship Competition collectively brought in by TCS, IIT Madras and MIT to come up with innovative ideas which are socially relevent and feasible.

http://www.genesis.iitm.ac.in/ – Go check it out….

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Social Entrepreneurship…

19 11 2006

1. What is Social Entrepreneurship?

  • Entrepreneurship for a cause, contributing to uplifting standard of living.
    It is your regular business model with Profits and Losses – You can be rich and well established too!!!
  • Aim is to create a product/service which is ‘purely’ for social benefit.

2. What are the various areas? (In broad terms, to begin with)

  • HealthCare
  • Education

These two are primary requirements of any society. If these are available, then many other aspects can be addressed – Poverty, Quality of life etc.

3. How can individuals come together?

  • People with common thoughts and chosen area to establish an organization.
  • Commitment to enhance Quality of Life.

4. Is there a difference between Entrepreneurship Vs. Social Entrepreneurship?

  • Desire to be an Entrepreneur with a difference while doing your regular work! – You need not give up your regular job, and still be an entrepreneur of your choice marking a difference…
  • Changing the way we live…




Entrepreneurship is Attitude

10 10 2006

So, what does it take to be an Entrepreneur?

Is it so very simple? Ofcourse, Yes. But there are parameters for consideration.

E – Energetic
N – Neutral
T – Tough
R – Romantic
E – Elaborative
P – Passionate
R – Researcher
E – Empowered
N – Novice
E – Enterprising
U – Understanding
R – Rich

Energetic – Need to have energy to face failure.
Neutral – Never get carried away, you need to always be on ground to take off.
Tough – When the going gets tough, the tough gets going.
Romatic – Need to Romance with your Passion.
Elaborative – If you cant be straight forward, then the road ahead is bumpy.
Passionate – Eat, Sleep, Drink only your thoughts.
Researcher – Only when you explore, do you succeed.
Empowered – Empower yourself with Passion.
Novice – Because, every day is a new day.
Enterprising – Because, every day you need to be creative.
Understanding – If you cannot understand others, you can never solve their problem.
Rich – Attitude, Passion and Committment to Succeed.





Global Poverty

6 10 2006

More than one billion people around the world live on less than one dollar a day. Poverty, however, means more than low income. Poverty results in child mortality, hungry people, and can lead to the oppression of women:

The poorest countries have infant mortality rates above 20%. Two million children die each year of dehydration from diarrhea. Another two million children die annually from pertussis, polio, diphtheria, tetanus, and measles. Three million more children die each year from bacterial pneumonia. Several hundred million children suffer annually from intestinal parasites. And according to the World Human Rights Guide, no country with a Gross Domestic Product in the bottom fifth globally has achieved social and economic equality for women.

Can we as a society do anything for this? I am quite sure, that we might not be able to do anything and everything for all people around the world, but my only thought is that if we could do anything for people around us? I only quoted this para because it matches with our objective taking this society forward.

Any ideas and suggestions as to how we can mark a difference????





aWorldConnected.org

5 10 2006

I have been following few emails around this organization and today, I have decided to visit this site. aWorldConnected.org is an organization dedicated for Globalization, Prosperity and Human freedom. I am quite sure, you would enjoy this site if you can visit it once.