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TATA Social Enterprise Challenge 2017 : tatasechallenge.org

Organisation : TATA Group & Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIM Calcutta)
Competition Name : TATA Social Enterprise Challenge 2017
Application Last Date : 30th September 2017
Prize : 2 lakhs
Website : http://www.tatasechallenge.org/contest/about-the-contest/application-process/
Application Form : http://www.tatasechallenge.org/contest/apply/

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TATA Social Enterprise Challenge :

The Tata Social Enterprise challenge is a joint initiative of the Tata Group with the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIM-C) started in 2012.

Related : TATA Social Enterprise Challenge 2016 : www.contest.net.in/15855.html

The Challenge endeavours to find India’s most promising early stage social enterprises, and create an ecosystem for social entrepreneurship – encouraging sustainable, scalable and measurable social Impact.

Eligibility & Rules :
We encourage teams who have an existing venture or have an idea that can create sustainable social impact to apply in the Tata Social Enterprise Challenge.

In order to be eligible to apply and participate, all teams must meet the following criteria:
** The team can be represented in the competition by a maximum of two members
** There is no restriction on the age or background for applicants
** If the submission is an idea, a proof of concept (E.g. prototype) is required.
** If the submission is a venture, the venture must not have been in existence for more than three years
** The entries received will be recognized by the “name” of the venture/idea
** The applicants may or may not be Indian Nationals, however, the social venture should be aimed at creating social impact in India.
** Enterprises that were selected as Semi-finalists in previous year’s Tata Social Enterprise challenge will not be eligible for selection

Business plans for the competition will be invited for all sectors including the following focus areas :
** Agriculture, Food and Dairy
** Healthcare, Water and Sanitation
** Technology and Development
** Education
** Housing
** Handicrafts
** Energy
** Microfinance/Financial Inclusion

Note: Applicants will need to submit the Impact Proposal in the correct format. No other formats will be considered valid. Please click here to download the Impact Proposal.

Application Process :
Step One : user needs to create an account on the Apply Page.
Step Two : All the teams must download the Impact Proposal document and complete this form. Click here to download the Impact Proposal

Step Three : Once you have created your account and filled the Impact proposal you need to fill the registration form and enter your team details. Please upload the Impact Proposal and click on Submit.

Please note that you will not be allowed to modify the submission once the Impact Proposal has been submitted.

Timelines for TSEC :
Last date for applying- 30 September 2017
Round 1 shortlist- 20 November 2017
Submission of final proposal- 1 December 2017
Announcement of Top 20 Team- 15 December 2017
Semi-Finals & Finals- 5-6 January 2018

For any queries please write back to us at: tsec @ email.iimcal.ac.in or get in touch with Angad Sehdev (+91 7044151055) or Nanda Kolar (+91 9920964376)

Rewards :
Cash Grants :
The top 3 winners of the competition will win cash grants up to 2 lakhs,each, to be invested in their ventures.

Incubation :
The teams which make it to the grand finale will be given an opportunity to pitch for incubation at IIM Calcutta.

Funding Opportunity :
All teams shortlisted for the semi-finals and finals will have an opportunity to pitch to India’s largest social VCs for seed funding.

Mentorship :
3 week mentorship support provided to all short-listed teams leading up to a two-day residential mentorship program on IIMC campus.

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