Global Social Entrepreneurship Program 2014 – 15

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Since 2008 the Yale School of Management has offered a course linking teams of Yale students with social enterprises (SEs) based in India. Teams of Yale students partner with mission-driven social entrepreneurs (SEs) to focus on a specific management challenge that the student/SE teams work together to address during the semester. Over the past six years, we have worked with leading and emerging Indian social enterprises engaged in economic development, sustainable energy, women’s empowerment, education, environmental conservation, and affordable housing.
The course will be offered again from October 2014 – February 2015. We are now seeking applications from social enterprises in India interested in collaborating with us in the course.
Five social enterprises will be selected as partners based on the following criteria:
• Evidence of impact in their mission’s area of focus.
• A clear articulation of how a student/SE team could help address a specific project or management challenge, leading to an increased capacity to serve the SE’s clients and enhance the SE’s financial sustainability.
• Demonstrated capacity to work with a student team and to implement the recommendations.
• English-speaking representatives.
• Access to appropriate hardware, software, and the internet.

Between October 2014 and February 2015, each student team will conduct relevant research, engaging with their SE colleagues through weekly email and conference calls, culminating in development of a presentation and report addressing the management challenges they are exploring. In early January 2015, the students will travel to India to meet with their SE partners and work together on the projects. Then all the participants will convene for a two-day seminar (likely to be held in Bangalore) at which the SE representatives, students, faculty, and invited guests will hear and discuss the projects and explore issues of broader import to social enterprises in India.
If you are interested in applying, please submit a completed application form, including all requested attachments, by July 21, 2014. If you have any questions about the program or the application, please write to Tony Sheldon (Executive Director of the Program on Social Enterprise at SOM): tony.sheldon@yale.edu.
Decisions on SE partners will be made in August 2014.

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Mohit Bansal(23) is B.Tech in Electronics and Communication Engineering from Indian School of Mines, Dhanbad, India. He has interest in business and entrepreneurship and has published couple of research articles. He is also associated with various NGOs. He is with Techaloo when it was just in concept stage. The Techaloo site was not existing even then. Currently Mohit is working with Mu Sigma as a Business Analyst Profile.

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