BVIC organizes seminars and workshops on a continuous basis both directly and in collaboration with our partners for a diverse audience. These programs are organized to nurture college students, develop skills of professionals, start-up enthusiast, knowledge sharing with corporates and academia. We have been building the capacity of developmental professionals across the globe for over a decade through our other unit ‘People Development Training Center (PDTC)’ located at Warangal. The programs from PDTC covered thousands of national participants and hundreds of international participants (60 countries) so far at Warangal and delivered direct capacity building programs in Nepal, Bangladesh, Srilanka and Malaysia several times. On top, premier Central Govt Institute, Indian Institute of Corporate Affairs (IICA), Gurgaon acknowledged our programs and regularly invites us to share our practical knowledge and experience with their corporate participants.
Our programs include seminars, workshops, knowledge sharing sessions, speaker series and contribution in our partner organizations initiatives. The areas of focus are diverse from mainstream Social/Entrepreneurship Development programs, idea assessments, business planning, experience sharing to leadership, personality development, innovation, digital marketing, finance and so on.
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A glimpse of our major programs :
BVIC in partnership with Villgro has organized a session at T-hub on 19/07/2017, as part of Unconvention program for social entrepreneurs. The speaker Mr. Rahul Bhardwaj, Head-BVIC, has conducted a comprehensive and inspiring session on ‘Business Planning and Financial Modelling’. The hall was packed with 40+ diverse sector participants, interested in social entrepreneurship.
The session was concluded with Q&A, followed by information on BVIC activities and services, in particular, the incubation program features and the upcoming campus at Ghatkesar.
The participants shared their appreciation through feedback forms and reached-out to our team post the event for information on future sessions and further details of our activities. BVIC is planning to conduct more of such sessions for the benefit of participants and facilitate building a strong social entrepreneurship eco-system in Hyderabad and Telangana state.
BITS Pilani Hyderabad and St.francis college invites BVIC as panel judges
BITS Pilani Hyderabad campus invited BVIC as panel judges for their annual entrepreneurial summit – ‘Launch Pad: Ground Reality Beyond Profits’. The two-day summit was held on 4th & 5th March 2017. Mr. Vijay Kumar & Ms. Anusha Reddy from BVIC team participated in the session as panel judges and felicitated the winners of the summit. A part from being judges, BVIC team provided their feedback and valuable inputs to the enthusiasts and participants of the business competition. The winners of the competition were provided with incubation and mentoring support by BVIC for a period of three months, in addition to the prize money offered by BITS Pilani Hyderabad.
St.francis college hosted ‘Empact-Plan the (Re)Solution’ event & Second edition of Edge Talks (2016) with the theme of social entrepreneurship on 1st and 2nd, December 2016. BVIC was invited as panel judges for city inter-college business competition and to deliver Edge talks. BVIC team supported the college in designing the judging criteria, screening the teams and awarding the winners of the competition. Mr. Vijay Kumar and Ms. Anusha Reddy delivered talks on BVIC focus areas social entrepreneurship and business responsibility to 150+ audiences at the event. The event included additional activities, such as leadership and personality development in students and served as a networking platform for city’s inter-college student.
Contribution to dialogue on British Counsel’s Social Entrepreneurship and Women Empowerment initiative
British Council is carrying out a research on Social Enterprise and Women Empowerment in five countries – India, US, UK, Brazil and Pakistan, with the support of Social Impact Consulting and Overseas Development Institute, and IIT Madras as research partners. A roundtable session was conducted to deliberate on the research topic ‘Social Entrepreneurship and Women Empowerment’ at Hotel Plaza, Hyderabad on 16th March 2017.
The roundtable session was attended by prominent sector professional and representatives of the reputed organization of the sector. Mr. Vijay Kumar represented BVIC at the event, offering BVIC’s view on the topic and sharing experience from the ongoing incubation program with other speakers at the event. He was asked to moderate and lead a team of 5 session participants to deliberate and obtain common consensus on the given topics. The roundtable speakers appreciated the topic of research and suggested to undertake further concrete actions to promote the stronger role of women in social entrepreneurship domain.
Partners with US consulate, Hyderabad to host Afghan civil society leaders
The US Consulate General, Hyderabad and BVIC, in association with Counterpart International, USAID and Grass Roots U hosted an interactive session with Afghan civil society leaders on February 1, 2017, in Hyderabad.
The event was organised to facilitate interaction between members of the Afghan Civic Engagement Program 2017 and local social entrepreneurs and development sector professionals in Hyderabad. Socialites and delegates from diverse organisations shared their experiences on how the not-for-profit and social enterprise sectors in India function and cater to diverse sectors impacting lives at the bottom of the pyramid.
Enriching experience for international students, NGOs
BVIC organised one day sessions on Social Entrepreneurship, Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and Climate change & Sustainability separately for participants at PDTC, Warangal in September, November 2016 and January 2017. The participants from diverse countries such as Afghanistan, Bangladesh, Canada, Guinea, Italy, Nepal, Sri Lanka, Spain, Ethiopia, France, Germany, Nigeria, Guinea, Sudan and Zimbabwe learnt the diverse aspects of social entrepreneurship, the characteristics of social entrepreneurs and the sectors in which they work. A total of 90 participants shared their social enterprises and challenges they face in their countries. The participants worked in groups to create their own social enterprise by identifying systematic business approaches.
They also learnt the concept of CSR, climate change, sustainable development, current trends, various challenges, funding sources and implementation models during the sessions. The participants were provided with additional practical knowledge through case studies and exercise on these subjects
The participants have expressed that it was an enriching experience for them to learn new concepts, share their knowledge and experiences with others during the sessions.
Enhancing innovation, incubation and leadership
A workshop on ‘Leading Innovation: Maximizing the power of ideas’ was conducted by BVIC on January 21, 2017, at Hotel Green Park in Hyderabad. Founder of leading Canadian organisation Dare to Lead Mr. Richard Rochefort facilitated the interactive session to the diverse set of participants, spanning social entrepreneurs, development sector professionals, private and corporate sector representatives. The seminar succeeded in igniting discussions around innovation and how to effectively lead and sustain innovation in participants’ professions and organisations.
Digital Marketing and Finance Workshop for SOCENT fellows
A digital marketing and finance workshop was conducted at PDTC campus, Warangal for BVIC incubation fellows and key staff of Bala Vikasa on 09/04/17. The session was undertaken by external and internal experts, covering the topics of email marketing, Social Media Marketing (SMM), Search Engine Optimization (SEO), Search Engine Marketing (SMM) and other relevant techniques, financial planning, financial statements and product costing. The training cum workshop involved in sharing of practical experiences, case studies and advisory on real-time challenges.
Close to 30 participants benefited from this dual-purpose workshop, which acted as a training session for incubation fellows and skill upgrade program for in-house staff.
Youth exhorted to be social entrepreneurs
BVIC has organised two youth conventions in the month of March and August 2016 for 4,000 young individuals on social entrepreneurship. Mr. Shoury Reddy, the executive director, Bala Vikasa provided orientation to the students on social entrepreneurship and shared knowledge on creating solutions to the social issues through the development of innovative and sustainable social enterprises.