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Genesis 2008: Social Entrepreneurship Competition

Suggested by Shatajit Basu

Genesis 2008Event: Genesis Social Entrepreneurship Competition (Website)

Organised by: ASES India, IIT Madras

Edit: Dates updated

Key Dates: January – March 2008

Stage 0:
Team formation and Idea Preparation
January 20 – February 22, 2008
Stage 1:
Introductory Workshops
February 23-24,2008
First Round Submissions February 25, 2008
Selection of Finalists February 29, 2008
Preparation of refined business plans and targeted workshops March 1 – March 29, 2008
Presentation of Final Business Plans to a judging panel and awarding of prizes March 30, 2008


For Whom:
The competition is open to all students and working professionals (including NGOs) who have ideas that are innovative, feasible and can benefit society. 50% of the registered members of every team that enters this competition should be students.

Genesis is a social entrepreneurship competition that aims to bring together social entrepreneurs, students, NGOs, innovators, incubators, corporations and financiers and encourage them to come up with innovative ideas which are socially relevant and feasible. The focus is on developing a symbiotic relationship among a group of individuals having different skill-sets but who are driven by same ideals and can aid in capturing, enhancing and disseminating knowledge on social entrepreneurship.

Rs. 300,000 will be awarded as seed funding to winning teams to start their ventures!

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One Response

  1. Sir/ Madam,
    We want to know the important dates of genesis-08 like the registration, submission etc.

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