Rise Mumbai brings the Social Entrepreneurship Impact Conference on 25th November with an aim to bring together social entrepreneurs, investors, finance professionals, academics, corporate, NGOs and organizations with a social mission, to connect and have an overview of social entrepreneurship ecosystem. Themed as “The Social Entrepreneurship ~ challenges & the way forward,” this Social Impact conference intends to understand the social sector, the scope of innovation, commercialization & scalability in the social sector and understanding the funding options for social entrepreneurs and ways to leverage it.
The keynote address in the conference will be made by Mangesh Wange (COO, Swadesh Foundation) followed by Abhay Garg (Portfolio Associate Director-India, Acumen Fund), Devanshi Dwivedi ( Lead- Corporate Social Responsibility, MGB Advisors), Nikhil Gampa (Co-founder, GreenWave), and Jay Rege (Co-founder, Paaduks). The event will witness panel discussions, interaction with successful social entrepreneurs and micro-entrepreneur along with prospective investors followed by a networking session. Leanne Kemp, CEO and Founder, Everledger, a UK startup which took part in the Rise by Barclays Accelerator class of June 2015, says,
Rise gives us access to the largest financial services and insurance market in the world.
As an organization with a history of technological firsts, Barclays is excited by the transformations currently taking place in finance, technology, and business. The product innovations and industry developments that used to come from large corporations and institutions are now being created by entrepreneurial individuals around the world who are working with increased speed to disrupt the business models of the past. In order to work with these entrepreneurs in a mutually beneficial way, Barclays established Rise.
Through its global network of connected sites in seven of the world’s top FinTech ecosystems, Rise delivers numerous programs that facilitate rapid engagement between Barclays and the Rise community in order to solve some of the biggest challenges facing financial services. These programs foster long-term mutually beneficial relationships, designed to scale early prototypes and new business models into live products and services. By collaborating with Barclays, members receive advice and mentorship from some of the world’s leading experts in financial services, as well as having access to a new global customer.
With a global network of talent, world-class innovation programs, and workspaces, Rise is a curated community where the best and brightest can develop, collaborate, and scale together.