Jubilant Bhartia Foundation in collaboration with The Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, a sister organisation of the World Economic Forum, has announced the opening of entries for the annual competition – Social Entrepreneur of the Year (SEOY) India Award 2018. The applications will be accepted till April 30, 2018.
The winner will be announced during a high-profile ceremony to be held in the month of October.
The SEOY India Award promotes social entrepreneurs in India by recognising organisations that work to promote inclusive growth and contribute to bring change in the society through their entrepreneurial vision. The winner of SEOY India Award earns a chance to participate in the annual and regional meetings of the World Economic Forum (WEF). These meetings offer unprecedented opportunities to engage with global decision makers from the public, corporate, media, academic, and civil society sectors.
This year, SEOY ventures into its 9th successive edition, commemorating the partnership between Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship and Jubilant Bhartia Foundation, by building and sustaining an ecosystem to promote social entrepreneurship in India. In 2017, Urvashi Sahni of Study Hall Educational Foundation, Lucknow was conferred with this award for her exceptional contribution in the field of education, empowering and building leaders among India’s most disadvantaged girls.
The SEOY India award applauds social entrepreneurs and their ventures that implement innovative, practical and sustainable solutions to address poverty and the lack of basic services and resources in ‘Bottom of the Pyramid’ and ultra-poor communities, i.e., health, education, job creation, water, clean energy and access to information and technology. Social entrepreneurs develop a revenue stream through the sale of products, services, fees or develop key partnerships to stay sustainable.