As India’s leading strategic philanthropic foundation, Dasra is uniquely positioned to leverage its knowledge and networks to create eminent juries who will evaluate and select the most promising projects and ideas that will go on to Spark the Rise across India. Over the past 13 years, it has helped strengthen the strategy and growth plans of more than 300 successful non profits and social businesses, engaged with and educated over 400 philanthropists and Foundations, and enabled over INR 80 crores of funding to social organizations. This depth of experience working with a network of philanthropist, investors, mentors and entrepreneurs has helped Dasra identify the critical factors required to scale organizations—and has successfully helped organizations such as Mother Earth, Magic Bus, Husk Power and Educate Girls to scale and succeed.
The Indus Entrepreneurs (TiE) fosters entrepreneurship globally through mentoring, networking, and education. Dedicated to the virtuous cycle of wealth creation and giving back to the community, TiE’s focus is on generating and nurturing our next generation of entrepreneurs. With 13,000 members, including over 2,500 charter members in 57 chapters across 14 countries, TiE hosts a wide range of programs and events, including TiEcon, the largest professional and networking conference for entrepreneurs.
Our official tabulator and process advisor is Ernst & Young.
Innovation Alchemy engages with corporate organizations, civil society organizations and social enterprises involved in scaling high-impact ideas – and building sustainable models for growth. They provide collaborative consulting, research, capacity building and facilitation to teams that are looking to achieve breakthrough results.
Spark the Rise is proud to partner with Innovation Alchemy on four Alchemix sessions. Alchemix was crafted by Innovation Alchemy as a series of short, curated engagements between innovators, social entrepreneurs, creative minds, designers, engaged citizens, investors and ideas. These sessions bring together the innovation practitioner community every couple of months to debate, discuss, learn and apply.
The HeadStart Network is a not-for-profit organization run by volunteers and full time professionals to create and promote the innovation ecosystem in India. We define the innovation ecosystem as consisting of entrepreneurs and startups, researchers in academia and industry, adopters of new technology and products and investors.
Headquartered in Bangalore, Headstart carries out regular activities in Mumbai, Hyderabad, Pune, Delhi, Gurgaon, Ahmedabad, Chennai & Kolkata. The HeadStart Network is led by a team of several volunteers who are a mix of entrepreneurs, academics and industry professionals.