Social Enterprise Mela

The first edition of the Mela, on 10 Feb 2023, will be a forum for budding entrepreneurs to come together to pursue entrepreneurship in the social sector

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As a growing economy, India offers a plethora of challenges and opportunities for social entrepreneurship to flourish and achieve socio-economic solutions. However, the social sector itself has remained nascent and unprovoked. 

The concept of Social Enterprise Mela (SEM) arose to meet this gaping hole with an initiative to create a platform for networking between entrepreneurs and students, while also developing an interest in pursuing entrepreneurship in the social sector. 

The first edition of SEM will host a forum for promising and budding social entrepreneurs to present their ideas, stories, and entrepreneurial experiences. The event will also see panel discussions from prominent philanthropists, incubators, industry experts, and social change veterans. 

The event is intended to give students of Azim Premji University and other universities around Bengaluru to network, share knowledge, learn, and be encouraged to take a step towards realising their goals of starting their social enterprise.

Social Enterprise Mela 2023 will be a day-long event conducted at Azim Premji University, Bengaluru, on Friday, 10 February 2023.

What’s in store

  • 10+ social enterprises across India from different sectors such as education, food, and rural development will exhibit their work on solutions to different issues in these sectors. They will interact closely with fellow entrepreneurs and students.
  • Two panel discussions on incubation and innovation in the social sector for public health starting and sustaining a social venture
  • Stalls by local Self Help Groups (SHGs) and students of Azim Premji University to showcase and sell their products.
  • Launch of the book Scaling technology innovations in healthcare: A handbook for social enterprises by author Anil Misquith, our alumni, and Satya Prakash Dash, former Head of Strategy, Partnerships and Entrepreneurship Development, DBT-BIRAC.

SEM 2023 Schedule 

  • SEM Schedule

To register for SEM as a college/​university participant,

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For us to address any further queries, write to us at socialenterprisecell@​apu.​edu.​in