Tata group and IIMC have launched the Tata Social Enterprise Challenge. Key highlights:

• National level competition to find India’s most promising social enterprises
• Identified social entrepreneurs to be offered mentorship support, funding opportunities and an opportunity to be incubated at IIM Calcutta’s Incubation Centre
• Teams need to have an early stage venture or a promising idea with a firm plan
• People can submit entries to nominate social enterprises, they know (www.tatasechallenge.org)

Alok Mittal

Alok is a first generation entrepreneur, currently CEO and Co-founder of Indifi, a platform for small business lending.

Alok is a board member at TiE Delhi, and a founding member of Indian Angel Network.

Prior to Indifi, Alok ran India venture operations for Canaan Partners in India, with focus on internet, technology and BPO space. Earlier, Alok cofounded JobsAhead.com, a leading job portal which was acquired by Monster.com. Alok is a computer science graduate from IIT Delhi and, postgraduate from UC, Berkeley.

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