Sankalp Award ceremony: 20 winners get Social Enterprise Award

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sankalpThe Sankalp Unconvention Summit 2014 held in Mumbai on April 9 announced 20 finalists for its prestigious Social Enterprise Award. Considered the biggest conference on social enterprise in Asia, the event had more than 800 participants  to discuss ways in which the social sector, business and capital can work together. The event was organised by Intellecap, whose mission is to combine intellect, capital and networks to shape positive outcomes.

The 20 finalists in different categories were selected from over 170 applications. All the finalists will get an opportunity to join a bootcamp and to have a one-on-one coaching with mentors.

Here’s a list of the nominees and winners in different categories.

 

Agriculture, Food and Livelihoods

(Rs 500,000) Nominee: Akshayakalpa Dairy, Krishi Star, Swayambhu Biologics

Winner: Swayambhu Biologics: “Thank you Sankalp Forum. I would like to dedicate to my parents, who were responsible to make us work in rural areas. It has been a great honour.”

 

Clean Energy and Clean Technology

Nominee: Aura Herbal, Navdurga Metal Industries, Pollinate Energy

Winner: Aura Herbal: “This inspires us to go even further. I would like to dedicate this to my husband. He is a co-founder, innovator and patent holder and today is his birthday.”

 

Education and Vocational Training

Nominee: iStar, inOpen Technologies, Karadi Path

Winner: Karadi Path: “India is the largest non-native country that speaks English. Our vision starts here.”

 

Financial Inclusion

Nominee: Kinara Capital, Micrograam, Bewo Technologies

Winner: Kinara Capital: “Thank you Sankalp especially for bringing financial inclusion in the award. We are maybe not the sexy one, but we are needed. I want to thank our CEO for being in the field and making an impact.”

 

Technology for Development

Nominee: Spatial Ideas, iMerit, DreamWeavers

Winner: Spatial Ideas: “Thank you so much. It makes us believe that together we can slowly remove corruption from India.”

 

Sankalp – WISH Awards for Health, Water and Sanitation

(Rs 1,200,000) Nominee: Aaji Care-at-Home Service, iKure, Sevamob

Winner: iKure: “Pleasure to receive the award. That’s my third year here and I have to say that Sankalp helps a lot to arrive to the stage where we are now.”

 

Sankalp – Alliance Award for Innovation in Clean Cooking Solutions

(USD 15000) Nominee: Nokooda, Project Dharma, Swami Samarth

Winner: Nokooda: “Thanks a lot. We were able to scale to this level thanks to people’s concern about the environment. And to the amazing feedback we received.”

 

Sankalp – DFID Recognition for Women Empowerment

(Rs 500,000) Nominee: Micro Graam, iStar, Menstrupedia, Hello Health

Winner: MicroGraam: Peer-to-peer platform which works on lending money to women in rural villages.  “Thank you very much. We are really happy. We will keep working hard.”

People’s Choice Awards: iMerit