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AVPN Webinar: Creating a Robust Ecosystem for Social Businesses – Challenges and Opportunities

By Asian Venture Philanthropy Network (AVPN)


Online and India

Date & time

30 January 2020



30 January 2020


About this event

Creating a Robust Ecosystem for Social Businesses: Challenges and Opportunities

Date : Thursday, 30 January 2020
Time : 4:00-5:00pm (IST)

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The success of social businesses depends on the ecosystem that is built to incubate and support them until they become profitable ventures. This depends on the complex interdependent systems, institutions, and networks that enable social ventures to flourish. While funders and investors focus on the funding aspect they should also take care of various other variables that help social businesses thrive and grow. Ecosystem building is a multifaceted task and unless this is focused upon it is difficult for social businesses to become sustainable.

AVPN members UnLtd India and Villgro Innovations Foundation are successfully facilitating social businesses to start, thrive and grow, through their relentless strategic support. Listen to them share their experiences and learnings.

The webinar will:

  1. Briefly outline the growing world of philanthropy, the spectrum of organizations that qualify for investing in social business, and the methods they use.
  2. Bring out the nuances of eco-system building and how funders across the continuum of capital as well as corporates, can help build it by making informed choices.
  3. Provide a brief overview of how social enterprises can best leverage the ecosystem.
Anshu Bhartia
CEO, UnLtd India

Anshu Bhartia is the CEO of UnLtd India, a launchpad for social entrepreneurs who are designing and executing innovative solutions to pressing problems in India. Over the last 12 years, UnLtd India has incubated 236 social entrepreneurs who have impacted more than 5.6 million lives through their for-profit or not-for-profit organisations.
Ananth Arvamudan
Lead-Energy Practice, Villgro Innovations Foundation

Ananth Aravamudan has 24 years of technology development and social entrepreneurship experience. As Energy sector lead at Villgro, he supports early stage start-ups in the energy access space. Ananth spent 6 years at SELCO, taking renewable energy solutions to under-served communities.

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