Entries open for ‘Social Entrepreneur of the Year (SEOY) India Award 2017’

New Delhi [India], Mar 28 (ANI-BusinessWireIndia): The Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, a sister organization of the World Economic Forum, in partnership with the Jubilant Bhartia Foundation announces opening of entries for the annual competition Social Entrepreneur of the Year (SEOY) India Award2017.

The applications will be accepted till April 30, 2017. Interested candidates may submit the application form available at jubilantbhartiafoundation.com or can email the filled form to jbf_seoy@jubl.com or india@schwabfound.org.

The SEOY India Award promotes social entrepreneurs in India by recognizing organizations that work to promote inclusive growth and contribute to bring change in society through their entrepreneurial vision.

The winner of SEOY India Award earns a chance to participate in the annual and regional meetings of the World Economic Forum (WEF).

These meetings offers unprecedented opportunities to engage with global decision makers from the public, corporate, media, academic, and civil society sectors.

2017 celebrates eighth year of partnership between Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship and Jubilant Bhartia Foundation.

Last year, Neichute Doulo of Entrepreneurs Associates (EA) from Nagaland was awarded the Social Entrepreneur of the Year India Award for his work in promoting entrepreneurship and peace building in north-eastern India by Nitin Gadkari, Minister of Road Transport, Highways and Shipping of India in the presence of over 300 distinguished guests at a high-level celebration in New Delhi.

The award celebrates and applauds leading social entrepreneurs and their ventures that implement innovative, practical and sustainable solutions to address poverty and the lack of basic services and resources in 'Bottom of the Pyramid' and ultra-poor communities (i.e.

health, education, job creation, water, clean energy and access to information and technology). Social entrepreneurs develop a revenue stream through the sale of products, services, fees or develop key partnerships to stay sustainable.


Source: ANI