Social Enterprise Business Plan Competition

TechnoServe conducted Enrich Engage Enable, a business plan competition for social enterprises in five districts of northern Karnataka. From 79 contestants working in diverse industries, the program shortlisted 30 entrepreneurs, each of whom subsequently received 200 hours of business training and mentorship from established entrepreneurs, venture capitalists and industry leaders. The training program supported them to develop growth strategies and to refine their business plans for final pitch to the judges. At the end of the competition, five winners each received seed funding of $5,000 and vouchers for business services worth $5,000.