Wantrapreneur: Light Up Rural Lives and Stand to Win Upto Rs. 1.5 Lakhs


Wantrapreneur, the Business Plan Competition for social entrepreneurs is an annual affair hosted by Villgro. Wantrapreneur is about identifying and recognizing  innovative social enterprises that have the potential to transform rural lives. It is an amazing opportunity for all those who have a social enterprise that can change lives. The finalists get an opportunity to pitch their plans to social investors and win cash prizes. Wantrapreneur is now calling for entries under the following categories:

  • Agriculture – Start up
  • Agriculture – Early Growth
  • Diary/ Energy/ Water – Start up
  • Diary/ Energy / Water – Early Growth

Who should participate:

Indian citizens aged 18 years as on Oct 15, 2010 can participate who have a functioning start-up,  in operation for at least 6 months or an enterprise in its early growth stage (greater than 3 years in operation). Also,

  • The business enterprises should be headquartered in India; a standalone, not a subsidiary or division of a larger company
  • Should be an early stage social enterprises developing a viable business model focussed on Agriculture, Water, Energy and Dairy
  • The enterprise must have been in operation for at least 6 months

For further information and to apply, click here to visit the Wantrapreneur Website

Aastha Kukreti

Aastha Kukreti holds a Master’s degree in Environment Management and her areas of expertise range from waste management, pollution ecology, green audits, ecofeminism, environmental equity and social justice.

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