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We identify powerful, impact full ideas and enable them to become a reality.
NextStep is a project by International Institute of Corporate Sustainability and Responsibility (IICSR) supported by ESSAR Foundation. The focal point of NextStep is to bring together specially selected foundations, NGOs, social entrepreneurs, potential corporate and brand partners to synergize for groundbreaking projects.
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Bootcamp and Pitch infront of investors/mentors:
Mr. Jinesh Shah, Founding Partner – Omnivore Partners
A finance professional having an entrepreneurial attitude
Specialties:General Management, Financial Management, Mergers and acquisition, Management Accounting, Startup experience and Business evaluation. LinkedIn
Ms. Priya Kapadia, Head Marico Social Innovation Foundation
Nearly 14 years of experience in Business Planning, Brand Management, Promotions and Marketing Operations. Extensive experience in Advertising, Media Marketing and Financial Services. Proficient in analyzing market trends for formulating and implementing marketing strategies. Can independently conceptualize and implement programmes encompassing mass media, activation and digital outreach. Focus on ideas, data-driven, measurement-oriented with a strong work ethic, continuously striving for improvement coupled with excellent administrative aptitude. Led teams, hands-on and collaborative leadership style. Launched award-winning marketing programs. LinkedIn
Mr. Anurag Agrawal, Partner Aavishkaar
Anurag is a partner at Aavishkaar, one of the leading Impact focussed Investment funds in India. He has been part of founding team of the group company Intellecap and last served as its CEO. In the last ten years of his association with Intellecap, Anurag set up and built the Company’s Investment Banking Practice with a specific focus on assisting early and growth-stage multiple bottom-line enterprises to raise capital. Anurag has played a key role in incubating I3N (Intellecap Impact Investment Network), India’s first impact focused angel network within Intellecap. He was also one of the key architects of creating the current group structure of Intellecap and led the efforts of the group in the incubation and acquisition of the 3 NBFCs (IntelleCash, IntelleGrow and Arohan) within the Intellecap group.
In addition to serving on the Board of Intellecap as its CEO, Anurag has in the past served as an independent Director on the Board of A Little World and Zero Mass Foundation. He represents Intellecap interest on the board of group companies Arohan Microfinance, Jainsons Finlease (IntelleGrow) and IntelleCash Microfinance Network. Before joining Intellecap, Anurag worked in the Cash Management Services Division of ICICI Bank. LinkedIn
Ms. Sanjukta Raiguru, Managing Director SBI Foundation
Mrs. Sanjukta Raiguru brings with her a rich experience of banking operations and academics. Prior to this, she has worked as a General Manager, Network II, SBI Mumbai LHO. She has handled various important assignments such as Dy. General Manager (Banking & Operations) in Guntur Zonal office, Dy. General Manager (Learning & Development) in SBI Corporate Centre, Mumbai, Dy. General Manager (Personal Banking) and Dy. General Manager (Alternate channels and Payment) in SBI Mumbai LHO. She also had a stint as a Faculty in Bank’s apex training college at Hyderabad. She holds a Masters degree in English Literature from Utkal University.
Mr. A.B Chakravarthy, Senior Investment Manager, Villgro
A.B.Chakravarthy has spent 7 years in investing and incubating start-up (social) enterprises in the areas of Agriculture, Energy, Health, Livelihoods, ICT for development, Water and Sanitation. He has overseen and worked on deal sourcing, diligence and portfolio management of companies across these diverse sectors. He has also built processes & systems (Management Information Systems) to manage screen, apprise and incubate social enterprises.
With a background in farming, he has a B.Tech (Horticulture) from Tamil Nadu Agricultural University, Coimbatore and a M.Sc., (Information andCommunication Technology for Agriculture and Rural Development) from Dhirubhai Ambani Institute of Information And Communication Technology (DA-IICT), Gandhinagar, Gujarat.