SOCENT fellowship

BVIC offers SOCENT Fellowship for early-stage enterprises. SOCENT Fellowship is an incubation program meant for innovative social ideas, which can be built into high impact social enterprises.

Salient features of the Fellowship

The SOCENT Fellowship program is a cohort-based and runs for 12-15 months. The program includes monthly/periodic training modules, mentoring sessions, networking opportunities and milestones based financial support. The program is loaded with exclusive value-added features as follows:

  • Seed funding as a grant ranging from 2 – 5 Lakh INR
  • Mentoring by experienced in-house professionals, faculty and external experts
  • Access and guidance by sector and functional experts
  • Regular trainings and specialized workshops for social ventures
  • Access to vast network of BVIC, including entrepreneurs, alumni, mentors, investors, corporates, national & international experts and more
  • Investors’ connect
  • Branding and visibility through various publications, reports and media coverage
  • Direct access to our extensive network of grass root communities/villages

The fellows are guided and supported throughout their entrepreneurial journey. The program ends with a demo day where in wider audience participates and fellows demonstrate their business propositions to interested stakeholders, inviting external funds.

Who can qualify as BVIC SOCENT Fellows

Aspiring Social Entrepreneurs or existing Social Entrepreneurs exhibiting:

  • Innovative social ideas/solutions to address social issues
  • Disruptive and impactful social ideas
  • Technological solutions for social problems
  • Passion to make a difference with business solutions
  • Ability to benefit from the fellowship program
  • Willingness to learn and experiment in creating social solutions

How to apply

Please Download the application form and send the filled in application to drhafeezbasha@balavikasa.org