The website for the TATA Social Enterprise Challenge, a joint initiative by the TATA Group and the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIM Calcutta) to find India’s most promising social enterprises, has gone live.

Reported previously on The Artha Platform but without a way to apply the website proves the basic information for applicants and a simple application form that needs to be completed before 20th January 2013.

All organisations short-listed will receive three weeks of mentorship at IIM Calcutta campus and will be able to pitch to a selection of India’s social venture capital investors.  Teams making the final round will be able to pitch to IIM Calcutta for extended an incubation period and the top two finalists will receive a cash grant as investment.

The Schedule:

December 26, 2012 Event Launch
December 26, 2012 To January 20, 2013 Impact Proposal Round (Submission of Business Plans)
January 21-31, 2013 Impact Proposal Round Evaluation & Results (Upto Top 20 to be chosen)
February 1-18, 2013 Mentorship – Phase 1 (Telephone/Email Support)
February 19-21, 2013 Mentorship – Phase 2 (Mentorship at IIMC Campus)
February 22, 2013 Semi-Finals (Upto Top 10 to be chosen)
February 23, 2013 Grand Finale
February 24, 2013 Summit on Social Entrepreneurship at IIM Calcutta & Prize Distribution Ceremony


To visit the TATA Social Enterprise Challenge website click here.