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The Telegraph

August 25 2015

Start-up culture quickly takes root in city

A number of city-based start-ups have made their mark in IT as part of a Nasscom initiative. In January, the National Association of Software and Services Companies (Nasscom) had joined hands with the Bengal government and its information technology and electronics department to open its second warehouse in Calcutta under its “10,000 start-up” programme.

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Economic Times

August 12 2015

Angel investor – R Ramaraj, is keen on promoting local entrepreneurship

Angel investor and founder of Sify, R Ramaraj, is said to be keen on promoting local entrepreneurship. But he is keeping an eye out for ideas that can crack the Western market, as demonstrated by leading a Rs 3 crore ($500,000) round into Brainstorm Health, an Indian-helmed US startup that makes fitness apps for gyms.

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The Hans India

August 12 2015

Search for India’s promising social enterprises

The Tata Group announced the commencement of the Tata Social Enterprise Challenge 2015-16, a joint initiative with the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIM-C) on Monday, to find India’s most promising early-stage social enterprises. Teams who either have an early stage venture (not older than 3 years) or a promising idea with a plan for sustainable social impact, can submit their plans online, by logging onto www.tatasechallenge.org.

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The Hindu Business Line

July 30 2015

IIMC start-up event draws good response

The Startup Weekend hosted by IIM Calcutta Innovation Park (IIMCIP) to promote entrepreneurship and innovation in the region, had men and women eagerly discussing innovative ideas, coupled with some serious brainstorming. Organised for the first time in Eastern India, IIMCIP brought in some of the key stakeholders in the startup ecosystem like TiE, Calcutta Angels, Nasscom, CII and Innokul.

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Times of India

July 23 2015

Gear up for a tech weekend at IIM-Calcutta

IIM-Calcutta will host Startup Weekend Kolka ta next week, where 125 men and women will spend 54 hours thrashing out ideas and testing their mettle to see if they can be viable solutions or remain flights of fancy .
“We’re looking to gather some of the most passionate people to work together to solve some of the world’s toughest challenges and innovate disruptive products and solutions. It’s a 54-hour-event where we get developers business folk and designers to make cross-functional teams to discover what entrepre neurs can do together,“ said Aditya Vikram Gupta, one of the organizers.

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The Hindu Business Line

June 19 2015

“We are currently incubating three social enterprises”

Social entrepreneurship has over the years been nurtured in India by a few investor firms focussed on the space. Organisations such as Villgro and Aavishkaar have built their brand around the individual seeking to bring innovation to the country’s social problems.

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The Mumbai Mirror

April 18 2015

“Kick-start your careers with emerging E-Commerce ventures”

India is a populous country endowed with huge natural resources but humongous social challenges. Hence one needs innovative solutions to address such challenges.

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The Times of India

January 30 2015

“Funds boost for gender-safe ultrasound tech”

A B-Tech from IIT-Kharagpur , who hit upon an ingenious way of masking gender in foetal ultrasound scans, has won seed funding to develop the technology that can help end the curse of female foeticide in India.

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The Hindu

January 21 2015

City start-up wins Tata Social Enterprise Challenge

A low-cost medical device invented by a city-based start-up has emerged the inner of the Tata Social Enterprise Challenge 2014-15,an initiative of the Tata group and Indian institute of Management ,Calcutta.

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The Economic Times

January 20 2015

Tata-Group-IIMC Pick Top Social Ventures

SAANS from Bangalore,Godavari Women Weaver’s Services Producer Company from Andhra Pradesh and Ultrasafe ultrasound from Kolkata have emerged as the three most promising social ventures in the third edition of the Tata Social Enterprise Challenge 2014-15,a joint initiative of the Tata group and Indian institute of Management Calcutta(IIMC).

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The Times of India

September 22 2014

Tata announces social enterprise challenge

The Tata Group has announced the commencement of the Tata Social Enterprise Challenge (TSEC) 2014-15, a joint initiative with the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIM-C), to find India’s most promising early-stage social enterprises.

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The Hindu Business Line

September 5 2014

IIM-C, Tata Group invite applications for Social Enterprise Challenge

The Tata Group has announced the commencement of the Tata Social Enterprise Challenge (TSEC) 2014-15, a joint initiative with the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIM-C) to find India’s most promising early-stage social enterprises.

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Business Standard

January 27 2014

Tata social enterprise challenge to encourage innovative ideas

The winners of the second edition of Tata Social Enterprise Challenge, hosted by the Tata group in partnership with the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIM-C), were announced today at IIM Calcutta. The top 3 winners were MicroXlabs, Bodhi Health Care and Green Agrevolution Pvt. Ltd. winning prize money of Rs 1.75 lakh,Rs 1.25 lakh and 1 lakh, respectively.

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January 27 2014

Metro India

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The Financial Express

January 27 2014

Tata Social Enterprise Challenge held at IIM-C

The winners of the second edition of Tata Social Enterprise Challenge, hosted by the Tata group in partnership with IIM Calcutta, were recently announced. The challenge aimed at discovering, encouraging and mentoring the next generation of social entrepreneurs, and the top 3 winners were MicroXlabs, Bodhi Health Care and Green Agrevolution, winning prize monies of R1.75 lakh, R1.25 lakh and R1 lakh, respectively.

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The Hindu

January 26 2014

The winner is a start-up

The second edition of the Tata Social Enterprise Challenge, a joint initiative by the Tata group and Indian Institute of Management, Kolkata (IIM-C) to find India’s most promising social enterprises, saw a Bangalore-based start-up make it to the top.

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The Hindu

November 8 2013

Encouraging sustainability

The Tata Group presents the second edition of the Tata Social Enterprise Challenge (TSEC) 2013-14, in association with the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIM-C), to find India’s most promising early-stage social enterprises. It aims to create an ecosystem for social entrepreneurship and encourage sustainable, scalable and measurable social impact.

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October 17 2013

The second edition of Tata Social Enterprise Challenge kicks off

National-level competition to find India’s most promising early-stage social enterprises
Identified social entrepreneurs to be offered mentorship support, funding opportunities and an opportunity to be incubated at IIM Calcutta’s incubation centre

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October 9 2013

Tata group in partnership with Indian Institute of Management Calcutta announces the launch of Tata Social Enterprise Challenge

National level competition to find India’s most promising social enterprises
Identified social entrepreneurs to be offered mentorship support, funding opportunities and an opportunity to be incubated at IIM Calcutta’s Incubation Centre
Teams need to have an early stage venture or a promising idea with a firm plan

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