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Gathering Insights with MIF Teams

On Thursday October 17th, recipients of Marico Innovation Foundation’s ‘s 2013 Social Innovation Awards from all over India descended on Bangalore for an action-packed, two-day intensive insight seeking workshop.  As part of a two-year acceleration engagement, the 11 social impact ventures design a “Deep Dive Study” to seek user insight to find innovation levers to scale their impact.  Planning a “Deep Dive Study” requires the teams to identify new geographies, new potential consumers, or new products and immerse themselves into these areas.  This process can be

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Maximizing Impact in Education, Employability & Livelihoods: Insights from Alchemix™ Session 7

On Thursday September 19th, Innovation Alchemy, in conjunction with Mahindra Spark the Rise and with research and outreach support from the Center for Education Innovation (CEI), and Unitus Seed Fund, hosted the 7th installment of the Alchemix™ series.  The session, exploring innovations in education, employability and livelihoods, brought together more than a hundred innovators and entrepreneurs at the TERI South Regional Centre in Bangalore to engage with our passionate practitioner speakers and share learnings and insights on issues ranging from sparking creativity in children, to

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Missed the #Alchemix? Here is a Storify Compilation of the Tweets from Session 7!

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Alchemix™ 7: Innovations in Education, Employability & Access to Livelihoods

The upcoming Alchemix™ session with explore effective innovations in education, employability, and access to livelihoods in India.  The event will be held on Thursday September 19th from 4:30—7:30 at TERI South Regional Center in Bangalore.  If you’re not in Bangalore, you can still join us via livestream and Twitter chat.  Register here for complete details. To share their insights and trigger a discussion, we have invited four insightful practitioners working in this space.  Additionally our research partner, Center for Education Innovation (CEI) will be presenting

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Marico Innovation Foundation adds 8 more social enterprises to its Innovation Acceleration Portfolio

Media Release, 1 July, 2013 Mumbai: Marico Innovation Foundation has announced eight new Finalists for its Social Innovation Acceleration Program 2013. These finalists, chosen at the kick-off session in Mumbai held last week consist of 3 for profit models and 5 not-for-profit/hybrid models across India. These will receive highly customized and facilitated acceleration support through knowledge partner Innovation Alchemy over the next 24 months. Mr. Harsh Mariwala, Chairman and Managing Director, Marico Ltd and Founder of the Marico Innovation Foundation expressed happiness at the role played

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Accion: Dialogue on Business – Acceleration Program 2013

ORGANIZATION OBJECTIVE Accion’s objective is to train Rural and Semi Urban women entrepreneurs in India to manage business of their own through their training model “Dialogue on Business Program” that uses interactive games and role-playing to help micro entrepreneurs solve real-life business challenges. Accion India was registered in 2006 as a Section 25 Company. It currently has a strength of 17 staff members and trainers who work in the space of Livelihood and Education. CURRENT IMPACT Dialogue on business program has benefitted more than 35,000 entrepreneurs

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