Sunday, February 21, 2010

Celebrating social innovator's accomplishments

As delegates from 30 nations gathered to celebrate social innovator's accomplishments , the Ashoka-Lemelson fellows were urged to address the global society irrespective of its market difference. The day one of Tech4Society saw an overwhelming response with international leaders, social entrepreneurs, innovators and business leaders on a common platform at the India School of Business in Hyderabad. Their aim was: "Social change with inventions."

Over 100 social inventor entrepreneurs participated in this event; 24 among them were Indians. The first day of Tech4Society brought to the fore key strategies to help social entrepreneurs enhance their abilities in confronting socio-economic barriers. To this effect, key observations were shared by business leaders and experts, like Ravi Venkatesan, chairman of Microsoft India and Prasad Ram, a Google research scientist who helped create Google News.

Full report here Economic Times

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