Social Entrepreneurship Incubation Center
The MSSW Social Entrepreneurship Incubation Centre was instituted on the premises of Madras School of Social Work in 2019. Originally, the Department of Social Entrepreneurship was started to pave way for social entrepreneurship education. Its aim is to equip the students to deal with social problems through successful business models.
As an extension to this venture, the Social Entrepreneurship Incubation Centre aims at creating a social entrepreneurship ecosystem in the college by encouraging students across the courses in MSSW to get involved in social entrepreneurship. The Centre will provide guidance, mentorship, physical workspace and create networks among fellow social entrepreneurs as well as funding agencies.
Innovate impactful social business models to bring about social change
- To set up social enterprises to generate gainful employment opportunities and sustainable development
- Encourage to innovate new models to solve social, ecological and financial problems of the country
- To mentor, guide and support early stage enterprise for successful social business venture
The objectives of MSSW-SE Incubation Centre are:
- To support student-led ventures which propose business models that are environmentally responsible and financially sustainable.
- To incubate and support more enterprises which ensure larger social impact and change in behaviour.
- To provide a viable space to experiment different scalable solutions to pertinent social problems through innovative ideas.
The thrust of the centre is also to promote entrepreneurship among the vulnerable sections of the society such as artisans,Dalits, tribals, women, transgender persons, migrant communities and people with disabilities (PWD). Two social enterprises have been started with the guidance of centre, namely Nakura (Social Entrepreneurship with Gypsy community) and the CAP (Child Aid Project).
The Social Entrepreneurship Incubation Centre was set up in Madras School of Social Work, inspired by the vision of our founder Ms. Mary Clubwala Jadhav, to provide a social entrepreneurship ecosystem by encouraging students across the courses in MSSW to get involved in social entrepreneurship. The Centre will provide guidance, mentorship, physical workspace and create networks among fellow social entrepreneurs as well as funding agencies.
The incubation centre is committed to promoting social entrepreneurship among the vulnerable sections of the community, particularly Dalits, tribals, women, transgender persons, migrants and people with disabilities (PwD).