Social Innovation Forum

Past Winners


Outreach Partners


  • Ashoka is the largest network of social entrepreneurs worldwide, with nearly 3,000 Ashoka Fellows in 70 countries putting their system changing ideas into practice on a global scale. Founded by Bill Drayton in 1980, Ashoka has provided start-up financing, professional support services, and connections to a global network across the business and social sectors, and a platform for people dedicated to changing the world. Ashoka launched the field of social entrepreneurship and has activated multi-sector partners across the world who increasingly look to entrepreneurial talent and new ideas to solve social problems.



  • is an online platform that celebrates India's positive stories. With a special focus on unsung heroes, changemakers and grassroot innovations, TBI has been inspiring millions of people to collectively do good and has been catalysing large scale impact on the ground.



  • Campus Diaries is India's largest self-expression platform for the youth which aids talent discovery, reward and recognition opportunities all throughout the academic year for all graduation streams!



  • is India's largest assessment and campus hiring platform. We work with 450+ corporate across fresher's and lateral's, 2600+ colleges, and 1 million+ students through our platform running > 500,000 assessments each year in 250+ cities. Thus everyday helping our corporate get greater control and transparency, helping our institutional clients measure and improve employability and helping students move ahead on their career path. Our vision is to ensure that everyone in the country gets an equal opportunity to build a career. We are the visionaries of this space with a strong growth trajectory and an exciting firm to be with!



  • Collab House is a collaborative community hub that educate, engage, empower and enable individuals, communities & organizations to make impact. Collab House supports hackers, makers, startups and creative people.



  • Dasra is India’s leading strategic philanthropy foundation working with philanthropist and social entrepreneurs to bring together knowledge funding and people as a catalyst for social change.



  • UnLtd India is a launchpad for social entrepreneurs. We find, fund and support exceptional individuals whose ideas, passion and entrepreneurial skills can bring about long-term solutions to India's social problems. Since its inception in 2007, UnLtd India has supported with more than 150 social entrepreneurs from around the country.



  • Villgro is India’s oldest and foremost social enterprise incubators. Villgro funds, mentors and incubates early-stage, innovation-based social enterprises that impact the lives of India’s poor. Since 2001, Villgro has incubated 94 such enterprises, secured Rs 864 million in follow-on funding, and touched over 5 million rural lives.



  • 10,000 start-ups is a NASSCOM initiative to support technology entrepreneurship in the country. The program aims at creating 10,000 tech start-ups in India in the next 10 years. The anchor sponsor of the program is Google and founding sponsors are Microsoft & Verisign.




Knowledge Partners


  • Centre for Innovation, Incubation and Entrepreneurship (CIIE) provides active physical and virtual incubation support and investment for innovative technology / business models. CIIE primarily focuses on supporting socially relevant and sustainable ventures cutting across areas like Information & Communication Technologies, Cleantech& Healthcare – areas where the blending of technology with business model can create immense social impact. Over the last 3 years, CIIE has incubated / invested in over 50 startups across the above domains.



  • Since December 2011, Social Samosa has been helping people understand the complicated world of Social Media and how businesses can use it.
    Whether you’re a business owner, brand manager, agency professional or a student, we help you uncover the potential of social media through insightful articles, case studies, campaign reviews, interviews, brand strategies & more.
    Led by two experienced social media professionals – Ankita Gaba & Aditya Gupta – we are now the go to destination for anything to do with the Indian social media industry.




Media Partners


  • Your Story is India's leading and most comprehensive platform for entrepreneurs and startups. Launched in 2008, YourStory is the Official Online Partner of CNBC TV18’s Young Turks programme. Over the years, it has emerged as the most widely followed platform for entrepreneurs and startups, having cemented robust partnerships with Intel, Google, IBM, Amazon, National Instruments, Sequoia Capital, British Council, NASSCOM, Government of India and Microsoft Bizpark, to name a few.
    Widely trusted, YourStory connects with over 4 lakh entrepreneurs and allied industry professionals on a daily basis. YourStory has built brand properties with events like TechSparks (for product tech entrepreneurs), Most Popular Entrepreneur Challenge (a bottoms-up approach of evaluating entrepreneurs) and Sociopreneurship (for social enterprises).