Fw: Starting up social change in India – 2010 in review

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“When you do the common things in life in an uncommon way, you will command the attention of the world.” George Washington Carver

What is Social Entrepreneurship?

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You can find other “Market with Meaning” but you definitely want to see “Profit with Purpose”.
I personally “Believe in Kingdom Transformation” because I know there is only ONE “Life for Significant”.

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2010年12月16日 星期四,UnLtd India <info@unltdindia.org> 寫道﹕

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主題: Starting up social change in India – 2010 in review
收件人: “Houghton” <houghton.wan@incubator.com.hk>
日期: 2010年12月16日,星期四,下午12:35

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UnLtd India Update – Dec 2010

This year has been a year of remarkable growth for UnLtd India and our investees. Read on to learn what this budding movement of social entrepreneurs has done with your help so far – and where we’ll go from here.

Investee Spotlight: Mukut Deepak of D20

Mukut Deepak, D20

The problem: Traditional banks and insurance providers don’t offer accessible financial products for people living in urban poverty.

Mukut’s dream: To achieve universal access to financial services and healthcare amongst the urban poor.

D20’s approach: D20 partners  with leading financial service providers to create affordable, relevant and easy to use financial service products. D20 distributes these products through innovative channels, such as convenience stores and community centers. The company also works with technology and healthcare services provider to build access to healthcare.

D20’s impact:

  • 5,000 urban poor made aware of organised financial services
  • 1,200 urban poor provided access to micro insurance
  • 250 convenience store trained in retailing financial service products

“UnLtd India is a great family to be a part of. We are excited about being connected with fellow social entrepreneurs, experts and potential investors. Two specific areas where UnLtd India is currently helping us are learning how to build and manage communities and raising funds.”

Two new batches of remarkable investees in 2010
Image: new investees

Investees are our lifeblood.  In March, we selected 22 new investees and in November, we brought 25 more on board. From providing rehabilitation to burn survivors, to creating fair access for lesser privileged students to high education, to generating rural employment through sustainable tourism, our investees are bringing about innovative and entrepreneurial solutions to the social problems around them. Learn more here
The new unltdindia.org
unltdindia.org logo
In the early part of the year, we launched our entirely revamped website – www.unltdindia.org – complete with our new logo and branding. Log on to connect with the high-impact work that our investees are doing. Big thanks to Nash Paul and Lewis Headden for their all-star work on the site.
Social Mashup
social mashup logo
This month, we brought the start-up social entrepreneurship movement together for two days of inspiration, connection, and learning. The participant-driven gathering took place at Indian School of Business Hyderabad. Check out www.socialmashup.org for more.
Social Entrepreneur Bootcamp
bootcamp logo
Our Bootcamp is a residential accelerator for early-stage social entrepreneurs – the first of its kind in Mumbai. We ran the first Bootcamp in March and the second in November. More insight here: www.socialentrepreneurbootcamp.org
Bombay HUB’s first birthday
bombayhub logo
UnLtd India launched the Bombay HUB, a laboratory and co-working space for social entrepreneurs, in July 2009. Since launching, the HUB has attracted 94 members and welcomed more than 2,000 people into its space for events. See what’s on tap at www.facebook.com/bombayHUB
Investee media highlights
image: media hits UnLtd India investees are making headlines. Read a few of the best press hits from the past few months.

Outlook Business features:

Oscar Football Club in Hindustan Times
Grassroutes in Business Today
RUR in Times of India

Thank you to our supporters, our trustees, our partners, our investees and our staff team for making 2010 a phenomenal year. We’re looking forward to working with you to make 2011 even better.

All the best,

The UnLtd India team: Pooja, Richard, Swati, Ravi, Alex, Roshan, Ben, Guncha, Mahesh, Preeti and Yueyue


UnLtd India is a launchpad for social entrepreneurs.

We find, fund and support exceptional individuals whose ideas, passion and entrepreneurial skills can bring about long-term solutions to India’s social problems. 

We provide: 

Seed funding and incubation for early-stage social entrepreneurs.

Bootcamp – a four-day accelerator for early-stage social entrepreneurs.

The Bombay HUB – Mumbai’s first collaborative space for social changemakers. We are a diverse community, a shared workspace, and a center for stimulating events.

Social Mashup – two ground-breaking days of conversations, connections and inspiration for early-stage social entrepreneurs.


Take Action

STAND UP – Have an idea to change the world?  Mumbai-based? Become an UnLtd India investee.

COLLABORATE – Mumbai-based? Use your expertise to enable our investees to maximize their impact. Become a mentor on our Expert Panel.

SUPPORT – Your donation is a highly leveraged way to bring about social change in India. Contact us now to learn more.


Thank you

A HUGE THANK YOU to our trustees, our supporters, our partners and all of you that we don’t have space to mention for making what we do possible!


Journeys for Change

Are you a senior leader? Curious to learn from some of India’s most inspiring social entrepreneurs?

Visit the Journeys for Change website to find out more.


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