Deshpande Foundation India: Pitch your idea for Social Change at Sandbox Samvidha

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Deadline: 20 November 2015

After successful completion of the 1st phase of Samvidha program across the sandboxes in Karnataka, Telangana and Uttar Pradesh,  the 2nd Phase of the program is open for the next round of Social Impact Pitch-Off to be held at Hubballi. The program seeks to enable next generation social ideators and organizations to scale their initiatives. Sandbox Samvidha invites applications to the ​​Social Impact Pitch-Off to be held this December in Hubballi, North Karnataka.

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Over the last decade, the Deshpande Foundation has helped over 100 social businesses and non-profit organizations. The event provides ideators an opportunity to:

  • Pitch their idea for social change and opportunity to partner with Deshpande Foundation’s Sandboxes
  • Receive first hand feedback from mentors and experts to strengthen their operational model
  • Network with technical experts, peers and entrepreneurs from the Sandbox Ecosystem
  • Be a part of a vibrant atmosphere of ideators, passionate to create social impact

Focus Areas of Intervention

  1. Health
  2. Education
  3. Agriculture
  4. Livelihood
  5. Water Harvesting
  6. Other relevant

What You will get?

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The most promising projects will be given support intended to facilitate the implementation of their ideas within Sandbox Samvidha.

  • Access to an inspiring work space
  • Regular mentorship, workshops and peer learning opportunities
  • Access to the Sandbox Ecosystem
  • IT Training and architecture consulting by Microsoft + more

Eligibility Criteria

Applications are invited that:

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  • Are ​​high potential ideas yet to be piloted or have been piloted in India
  • Are led by a ​​passionate and driven team, committed to create social change in their community
  • Have social impact
  • Are innovative and scalable
  • Demonstrate sustainability​​

How to Apply

Applicants can fill the online application form available on the website.

For more information, please visit Deshpande Foundation.

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To apply online, please visit Sandbox Samvidha.