Call for Applications

Sankalp Awards 2018 for Social Entrepreneurs in India

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Application Deadline:30th September, 2018. 8 PM IST.

In India….over 50% agricultural households are facing indebtedness, more than 163 million people do not have access to clean water, approximately 31 million are jobless, more than 20 million rural households are yet to be electrified and 191 million remain unbanked.

Sankalp Awards brings together, supports and honors promising enterprises tackling some of these key development challenges.  Rooted in an ethos to champion social change and transformation through the spirit of entrepreneurship, it is one of the most prestigious impact enterprise awards in the country.   Since 2009, Sankalp Awards has recognized more than 450 social enterprises, facilitated 500 + mentoring connections and raised more than USD $250 million equity investment.


  • Enterprises registered in India.
  • Driven to make  social impact
  • Minimum  one year in existence
  • For-profit enterprises
  • Revenue generating


  • Opportunity to pitch your idea to an illustrious Grand Jury of Investors.
  • Showcase your idea and enterprise at the Sankalp Global Summit.
  • Establish one on one connects with investors.
  • Connect with leading mainstream and impact-focused investment houses.
  • Mentorship from and access to wide network of global partners, incubators, accelerators, industry experts.
  • Get showcased and leverage visibility through a wide network of digital, print and electronic media.
  • Fast track entry to national and international competitions and social programs.
  • Training and access to leading business services, legal expertise, marketing and communications support.

Application Guideline:

The form contains the following sections:

  • General Information
  • Enterprise Information
  • Enterprise Pitch
  • Finance and Funding
  • Impact Information

Sections on ‘Enterprise Pitch’, ‘Impact Information’ and ‘Finance and Funding’ require detailed descriptive answers to the following questions.

We strongly recommend you prepare your answers according to the questions below before starting your application.  Please adhere to the character count specified for questions.

  • Describe your enterprise. What are the development challenges your enterprise is looking to tackle. Maximum 600 characters. In this question, tell us about your story, vision and mission, the demography you are reaching out to etc.
  • Describe the market you cater to.
    Maximum 600 characters. Tell us about your market size, regional focus and its potential to scale.
  • Tell us what makes your enterprise unique
    Maximum 300 characters.
  • Describe your scale up plan, along with the opportunities and risks associated with this plan ?
    Maximum 1200 characters
  • Founder and Team Profile
    Maximum 600 characters. Tell us a little about yourselves: include founder and team education and experience separately.
  • Financial Accomplishment detailing total income, total expenses, EBITDA, Profit after tax for the following FY years: 2017-18, 2016-17, 2015-16. (Amount in INR)
  • How much funding do you require right now, and for what purpose ? (Amount in INR)
  • Tell us about your client/user base.
    Maximum 300 characters

For More Information:

Visit the Official Webpage of the Sankalp Awards 2018

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