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About SocioConnect

SocioConnect is an innovative initiative to mentor and support social entrepreneurs, and connect them with opportunities through corporate social responsibility (CSR) programs. The participants would required to submit their social entrepreneurship idea proposals, and the top ten proposals will get the opportunity to be mentored by the experts and get connected with corporates.

Who Should Apply?

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Organization Type

The program is for both for-profit (incubated by DST, GOI recognized Incubator) and not-for-profit social enterprises

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Sectoral Interest

Health & Sanitation, Poverty Reduction, Digital Connectivity, Women and Girl Empowerment, and Environment

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Preferable Location

The enterprise should be from (or have its major presence) in the U.S. Consulate General - Mumbai western India district, which includes the states of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Goa and Chhattisgarh

About BVIC:

BVIC is an initiative by SOPAR - Bala Vikasa to support social enterprises and responsible business. BVIC is based out of Hyderabad and has supported enterprises in the domain of domains of agriculture, environment, education, gender sensitivity and safety.

About the U.S. Consulate General

The U.S. Consulate General in Mumbai is a branch of the U.S. Diplomatic Mission to India under the direction of the U.S. Embassy in New Delhi. The Consulate represents the United States in Western India, including the states of Maharashtra, Gujarat, Madhya Pradesh, Chhattisgarh, and Goa.

About TISS

The Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS) is a multi-campus public funded research university in Mumbai, India. TISS is Asia’s oldest institute for professional social work education and was founded in 1936 in then Bombay Presidency of British India as the Sir Dorabji Tata Graduate School of Social Work by the Sir Dorabji Tata Trust.

Program Offering


Two days workshop on Business Modeling and Pitching at TISS, Mumbai


Continuous mentoring till the finale


Pitch and Connect to Corporate and accelerate your impact


Start of Applications

18 Feb 2019

End of Applications

25 Mar 2019

2 Day Workshop

13-14 June 2019

Grand Finale of Program

03 August 2019


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