YSE 2017 Study Visit to Mumbai

16 shortlisted teams from the Young Social Entrepreneurs (YSE) 2017 programme were in Mumbai, India from 12-16 June 2017 to study the vibrant social entrepreneurship landscape in India and connect with prominent Indian social entrepreneurs, corporate leaders and academics. 

The YSE 2017 Overseas Study Visit kicks off with 37 multinational youth participants hopping on a classic Mumbai public bus ride led by Reality Tours and Travel. The participants get a taste of travelling like a Mumbai local during morning rush hour.
Pragya Mishra (left), Senior Intrapreneur from Ashoka India, guides YSE 2017 team Effund from Thailand on how to effectively measure the impact of their social business model during an Impact Assessment Workshop.
Syamkrishnan (second from right), co-founder of YSE 2017 team DHAAN, flies a drone designed by incubatees from the Indian Institute of Technology (IIT) Bombay’s Society for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SINE).
YSE 2017 participants from Indonesia, Singapore and India (back row), accompanied by a tour guide (right), visit Dharavi, the second largest slum in Asia, to learn more about the community and their business activities.
Professor Satyajit Majumdar a faculty member of the Centre of Social Entrepreneurship, Tata Institute of Social Sciences (TISS), shares with the YSE 2017 participants on what the TISS offers in their Master’s Degree in Social Entrepreneurship programme.
Jayanth S (right), co-founder of Sampurn(e)arth, an environment solutions social enterprise, shows a sample of their home-grown biogas plants to YSE 2017 participants – demonstrating one of the various ways they manage waste effectively in Mumbai.
YSE 2017 participants dance to a Bollywood number led by students of Mann (front row), a centre for individuals with special needs, as part of a community engagement activity with a marginalised group.
37 youths representing eight countries and territories from the YSE 2017 programme take a parting group shot at the iconic Gateway of India. All 16 teams will regroup in Singapore in November for an opportunity to pitch for seed funding.

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