real life problems require solutions from collaborative efforts

Who is an S-preneur?

One who identifies Social and Environmental problems and fixes them up Sustainably with available resources to have a greater social impact. 

Are you an S-preneur?

Then this challenge is for you !

Visit S-preneur Challenge Section for complete details and last date of application

1. Identify the Problem

Look around and identify any problem social problem that is hinderance to development in society. It may be related to waste management, food wastage, education, mal-nutrition, pollution, etc.

2. How will you Solve

Write down the problem statement. Make a team of 2 to 4 people. Brainstorm an implementable solution that can solve the problem in a sustainable manner and have a greater social impact.

3. Apply with S-preneur

Fill up the Application form of S-preneur and present your idea to us. A team of judges from different backgrounds will decide on the potential of your team and your ideas. Voilla! you are on your way to become the next S-preneur!

4. Give wings to your Plan

Unlock your potential by becoming a part of the high growth network. Get a chance to get mentorship from a well qualified mentor for next 3 months. implement the solution to become the next S-preneur!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Some of the basic Frequently asked Questions (FAQ) are as follows:

This Challenge identifies and activates students to contribute socially in a sustainable manner. The program nurtures teams for 3 months and help them in building their organization and implement their plans. Finally, the impact of the teams would be measured to declare them winner of the challenge.

S-preneur is a word coined at Center for Research and Implementation of Sustainable Practices (CRISP). It is made up of two words: Sustainability and Entrepreneur. Thus, S-preneur means an entrepreneur working in the area of Sustainability issues.

S-preneur Challenge is open for anybody and everybody qualifying following criteria:

  1. Is student in Graduation/Post Graduation in any stream including and not limited MBA, BBA, Agriculture, Science, B.Tech, B.E and many more
  2. Is capable of bringing change in the society
  3. Wants to use academic knowledge for practical solutions
  4. Have passion to build own organization and make own rules
  5. Age no bar
  6. Is eager to learn and hone skills for social and sustainable enterprises

Yes, definitely!

Refer to who can apply. You need not to have business idea for acting sustainably. We will help you and your team on this.

We believe sustainable changes require team efforts and hence we are accepting teams with members anywhere between 2 to 4.

Yes, team members can be from different colleges but your area of operation (locality/area for which your team would be working) should be same working.

Yes, the fees for application is INR 1000 per team for Indian teams and USD 20 per team for international applicants. But it is being waived off till December, 2021.

This program is power packed with all practical and legal nuances that are required to build an organization. Mentors will help you in:

  1. Team management
  2. Organization building
  3. Impact measurement
  4. Theory of Change
  5. Making your solutions workable
  6. Implementing your solution to the identified problem
  7. Building business and revenue models for your ideas

You are the best judge for the same. We can not give you your reason for applying in this program. However, here are some of the benefits that you will get from this program:

  1. Mentoring from best mentors of the field
  2. Chance to build your organization and set your own rules
  3. Assistance in Incubation of your organization
  4. Certificate of S-preneur particiaption
  5. Media coverage and recognition across the platforms for your contributions in solving social issues
  6. S-preneur brand ambassador for your college
  7. Skills and leadership development
  8. Out of box solutions
  9. Coverage of your story at S-preneur platforms

No. It is different from a regular incubation program. You need not to have a business idea or revenue model in applying this program. This is an activation program which identifies and activates students in solving social and sustainability issues. The challenge measures the impact of efforts of each team to decide upon the S-preneur. If required, we may incubate teams working only on social/sustainability issues.