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Sankalp Forum


Sankalp Forum is Asia's largest social enterprise forum designed to support the growth of social enterprises and catalyse impact investments.

The Sankalp Forum engages a community of over 10,000 stakeholders, including entrepreneurs and investors, through year round activities such as the annual and regional summits, mentoring programs, capacity-building workshops, networking opportunities and access to knowledge and information.

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The next big idea in India will emerge out of here.

Anand Lunia, Founder and Partner, India Quotient (Grand jury member, Sankalp Awards 2011, 2012)

Sankalp Spotlight

Forus Health: Winner 2011 (Technology for Development)

Forus Health develops affordable technology solutions to make healthcare accessible to the BOP. The Company's core focus is preventing eye diseases among the underserved consumers through '3nethra', a low-cost portable pre-screening ophthalmology device. In 2011, Sankalp nominated Forus Health to the CNBC TV18 Samsung Innovation Quotient (SIQ) where the Company was selected as the winner from a pool of 100+ innovations. Forus received INR 500,000 as cash prize and an exclusive coverage on the Indian national television.

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Sankalp in Numbers

  • 25+ Sankalp enterprises
    have received cumulative investments of approximately USD 70 million
  • 160+ enterprises
    have received intensive mentoring and capacity building support
  • 90+ scalable social business models
    from India and Asia have been recognized through the Annual Sankalp Awards
  • 25+ investment funds
    have been represented on the Sankalp jury panels, with an average fund size of USD 55 million
  • 300+ early stage enterprises
    sourced through the Sankalp Awards, providing a substantial deal flow pipeline for mainstream and impact investors
  • 400+ social enterprises,
    300+ investors and funders, and
    10,000 other global stakeholders
    are members of the Sankalp community