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Entrepreneurship

Introduction

Introduction

Entrepreneurship is generally understood to be the practice of starting new business organizations in response to perceived opportunities. It results in establishment of small one-person business as well as large organizations capable of creating many job opportunities.

 

The achievements and contributions of entrepreneurs have been acknowledged by society, and many entrepreneurs have been honoured and awarded for their efforts. Entrepreneurs like Dhirubhai Ambani, Bill Gates, John Rockefeller and Lakshmi Mittal have become role models for many aspiring entrepreneurs. An important questions often asked is: can entrepreneurship be taught? Yes, it can be taught, although not necessarily in a classroom. It is, therefore, incorrect to presume that entrepreneurs are born, not made.
  

“The Best Way to Predict the Future is to Create It- Peter Drucker
  

This resource guide, prepared by the library staff aims to list useful sources of information on the subject, that are available in JGU Library and elsewhere, both in print and electronic forms. It also includes important links to useful free & open access web resources. 

 
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Books and Videos on Entrepreneurship in JGU Library

Global Library holds a number of print books and e-books on Entrepreneurship. 

A ready to use list of books in the JGU Library on Entrepreneurship is available here: Books on Entrepreneurship

A list of videos in JGU Library is available here: Videos on Entrepreneurship

Books on Entrepreneurship related subjects can be found in the library in the following shelf sequences:

Class Numbers                             Subjects

338.04                                              Evolutionary approach to entrepreneurship
338.040973                                     Emergence of entrepreneurship policy
338.9                                                 Entrepreneurship in developing countries
353.0740922                                   Public entrepreneurship
361.7068                                          International perspectives on social entrepreneurship
658.022                                            Entrepreneurship and small business
658.049                                            Business environment entrepreneurship
658.11                                              Entrepreneurship and new value creation
658.15                                              Business enterprises--Finance
658.408                                            Values – centered entrepreneurship
658.421                                            Corporate entrepreneurship

Majority of the E-Books held/subscribed by the Library can be discovered using the online library catalogue at http://koha.jgu.edu.in .

E-books can also be accessed through the following general resources:

✓      E-Books collection of EBSCOHost

Individually acquired e-books titles are hosted on JGU's Institutional E-archives http://dspace.jgu.edu.in:8080/jspui/handle/10739/56

 

To access Entrepreneurship, updated major reference collection, visit shelves (Central Block of the Global Library).  Some reference collection on Entrepreneurship, as follow:

Reference works, secondary and tertiary sources are the starting point to begin your research. Some major reference works on Entrepreneurship are listed below. Links to the JGU library catalogue have been provided with the sources that are available in the library.

Handbooks- Print 

 

Directories

National Entrepreneurship Network (NEN): It enables entrepreneurs to access critical skill based knowledge, high-impact mentoring support, events and networks.

HBS Working Knowledge - Entrepreneurship : HBS Working Knowledge is a forum for innovation in business practice, offering readers a first look at cutting-edge thinking from HBS faculty, and the opportunity to both influence and use these concepts before they enter mainstream management practice. Every day, HBSWK features new work from among the more than 200 HBS faculty at the forefront of their diverse fields of expertise, providing a valuable source of inspiration for executives, entrepreneurs, and managers seeking to keep their organizations at the leading edge of innovation and change.

NGOinindia : This website provide the information regarding support and funding to non-profits, grass-root level NGOs, organisations.

Fobes Working Knowledge - Entrepreneurship : It is a forum for innovation in business practice, offering readers a first look at cutting-edge thinking.

AngelList : The a US website for startups, angel investors, and job-seekers looking to work at startups. The platform has a mission democratizing the investment process. It started as an online introduction board for tech startups that needed seed funding. Now, the site allows startups to raise from angel investors free of charge.

Crunchbase : This is a database of companies and start-ups, which comprises around 500,000 data points profiling companies, people, funds, fundings and events.

e-Journals on Entrepreneurship

Below is a list of top rated peer-reviewed journals on Entrepreneurship (Source RMIT University Australia)

In addition of the above mentioned top ranked journals, click here to access a number of databases subscribed by Global Library which consist numerous journals, research and working paper on    Entrepreneurship through   Proquest ABI INForm, JSTOR, SSRN etc.
  

Magazine & Newsletters:

Entrepreneur: This magazine has been a trusted source of information about entrepreneurialism, small business management, and business opportunities for more than 30 years. This magazine provides entrepreneurs with crucial insight, analysis, tips and advice.

Small Medium Entrepreneur (SME) : It is a monthly magazine for people with big dreams and large appetite for growth. The magazine is packed with business information; insight and knowledge that will enable entrepreneurs conquer the daily challenges of building a business while simultaneously preparing for the next stage of enterprise. : This monthly magazine offer its readers an all-inclusive view of the entrepreneurship.

SMEWorld : It talks about business not only in terms profitability and growth but in terms of ethics and common social welfare as well. It embraces the humble entrepreneur, whose business merely ensures him a graceful existence. This magazine celebrates the spirit of the small entrepreneur who is constantly under threat from the bigger fishes but survives, owing to the dint of hard work and an undying fire in his belly.

Forbes : It is a leading business magazine that covers finance, industry, investing, marketing, technology, communications, science, and law. Business and finance executives often look to this magazine for in-depth analysis and deep insight on a wide range of business topics

Inc. Magazine : This magazine is the place where entrepreneurs and business owners can find useful information, advice, insights, resources and inspiration for running and growing their businesses. This magazine has been a premier publication for entrepreneurs since 1979.

YFS Magazine : It delivers simplicity — best practices, tips, tools, strategies and perspectives about the world of entrepreneurship. It fuels the business decisions of young industry leaders and satisfies the passions of the truly entrepreneurship-obsessed worldwide.

Newsletters:

Entrepreneurship e-360 Newsletter : It is our source for delivering you the latest news, events, and updates happening in the around the world. The e360 News will feature promising initiatives, creative organizations, latest innovations and entrepreneurial leaders that are paving the way in entrepreneurship, innovation and education

Stanford University‘s entrepreneurship Newsletter : This newsletter is a free online archive of entrepreneurship resources for teaching and learning. The mission of the project is to support and encourage faculty around the world who teach entrepreneurship to future scientists and engineers, as well as those in management and other disciplines.

Reports:

USSourceLINK: This is the America’s largest resource network for entrepreneurs. Every year it published research reports on entrepreneurship.

Global Entrepreneurship Monitor (Report) : Every year it published 3 different reports, global national special topic reports provide commentary, analysis and policy recommendation

a) Annual assessment and review of the state of entrepreneurship in the countries participating in GEM

b) Country-specific reports that include international benchmarking, local context and national entrepreneurship policy

c) Reports that use GEM data to investigate a particular theme or topic - women and entrepreneurship, education and training etc. 
 

Databases for Entrepreneurship and Small Business 

ABI Inform CompleteThe most comprehensive ABI/INFORM™ database, this comprises ABI/INFORM Global, ABI/INFORM Trade and Industry, and ABI/INFORM Dateline. The database features thousands of full-text journals, dissertations, working papers, key business and economics periodicals such as the Economist, country-and industry-focused reports, and downloadable data. Large no. of full text articles is available on this subject.

ACCESS: Via the Proquest Database

Access from the advanced search option.  Once there scroll down to the heading 'Document type' and tick the 'Case studies' box.  Enter keywords and undertake your search as you usually would. Global Library have subscription of this database.

Emerald Database:  (EEMCS) is an online collection of peer-reviewed journals focusing on business decision making and management development throughout key global emerging markets.  Cases are written by case writers working in or closely with developing economies, offering local perspectives with global appeal.  The collection receives regular content updates throughout the year and all contents  benefit from a supportive peer-review process to ensure the highest quality content.

For information and subscription click on the database   Emerald Database  (We did not have subscription of this database)

EbscoHost Database: It is an online collection of peer-reviewed journal database focusing on business decision making and management development throughout key global emerging markets.

For information and subscription click on the database EBSCOHost Business Source Complete Database (We did not have subscription of this database)

Audio Visual Lecture & Tutorials:

MITOPenCourseware : This link provide a very good collection of classroom video tutorial on Entrepreneurship. In all these video tutorial, two dramatically different types of entrepreneurship, Small and Medium Enterprise Entrepreneurship (SME) and Innovation Driven Enterprise Entrepreneurship (IDE) are discussed as well as what this distinction means for aspiring entrepreneurs.

TEDx : It is a nonprofit devoted to spreading ideas, usually in the form of short, powerful talks (18 minutes or less). It covers almost all topics — from science to business to global issues".

Academic Earth : It is a website launched by Richard Ludlow and co-founders Chris Bruner and Liam Pisano. Which offers free online video lectures from universities such as UC Berkeley, UCLA, University of Michigan, Harvard, MIT, Princeton, Stanford, and Yale.

E-Archives, Online Courses, Course Material:

Lawyers as Entrepreneurs Offered: Winter, 2015 Description: The Lawyers as Entrepreneurs course is designed to help students understand the realities of functioning in entrepreneurial roles in a law firm or other legal enterprise.

Stanford University's Entrepreneurship Corner : This entrepreneurship corner offers 3000 free videos and podcasts, featuring entrepreneurship and innovation thought leaders.

Mitopencourseware : MIT Open Courseware (OCW) is a web-based publication of virtually all MIT course content. OCW is open and available to the world. The main focus of this courseware is unlocking Knowledge.

MITOpenCourseware: This link provide a very good collection of classroom course ware archive on Entrepreneurship.

Carnegie Mellon University - Entrepreneurship Courseware: It is a 16-lecture course that includes PowerPoint presentations, handouts and a case study. The course was originally a supplement to a live class in the school's Master in Information Systems Management program. A variety of key topics are covered, including concept development, financing, marketing, strategic sales and team building.

The schools listed below are not free but are popular choices among our users. Tuition and costs will vary across programs and locations. Be sure to always request tuition information before starting a program.

Course Name

University/ Institution

Degree Level

Program Prerequisites

BS in Entrepreneurial Studies

Herzing University

Bachelor's

Individuals should have a strong interest in business and a desire pursue a career as an entrepreneur.

BS Social Entrepreneurship

 

Southern New Hampshire University

Bachelor's

The Bachelor of Science in Social Entrepreneurship program is designed for students interested in business-oriented human services that can have a positive impact on communities and society. All applicants to Southern New Hampshire University programs must have earned a high school diploma or equivalent.

MS in Innovation and Entrepreneurship

Full Sail University

Master of Science

Going into business today can be a difficult process that takes a wealth of knowledge and a well thought out plan. Full Sail University's Master of Science in Innovation and Entrepreneurship program focuses on giving students the business knowledge and skills to form business plans of their own and adapt to the ever-changing and demanding business world.

BS in Entrepreneurial Studies

Grand Canyon University

Bachelor's

Applicants to Grand Canyon University's Bachelor of Science in Entrepreneurial Studies program should be interested in the successful creation and management of businesses

MBA in Entrepreneurship

 

Southern New Hampshire University

Master’s

Applicants to Southern New Hampshire University's Master of Business Administration in Entrepreneurship program should have strong leadership skills and a desire to pursue business opportunities. Applicants to Southern New Hampshire University programs must have earned a bachelor's degree to seek admission into this master's program.

MS in Leadership - Entrepreneurship

Walden University

Master's

Walden University's M.S. in Leadership program with a specialization in Entrepreneurship is designed to help students become strong, visionary leaders in a wide range of organizations. The program offers students the chance to explore different leadership styles and see how to motivate others while building effective work teams.

Doctor of Business Admin - Entrepreneurship

Walden University

Doctoral

Students enrolling in Walden University's Doctor of Business Administration (D.B.A.) program with a specialization in Entrepreneurship have the opportunity to pursue studies that can allow them to succeed within startup organizations and existing companies that thrive on innovation. Core coursework is designed to familiarize professionals with advanced management, decision-making, and leadership concepts important within business organizations.

 

Online Entrepreneurship Vocational Schools with Program Info : Several state and private colleges and universities offer a variety of online entrepreneurship programs aimed at students who are looking to start their own businesses

 

Institutional Information Portals, Gateways and Directories

Portals:

Entrepreneur’s Help PageThis website provide the best in skill training with top understanding of global lifestyle business, to prepare the new generation of Indian entrepreneurs and professionals in taking up this challenge and take the Indian design and skill language to the global consumer.

Business Portal of India : It is an exclusive portal that aims to cater to all business related information needs of the end users. The portal has been developed under the umbrella of the National Portal of India that is a 'Mission Mode Project' under the National e-Governance Plan of the Government. The content of the portal has been complied by the National Portal Content Management team, in association with FICCI.

Small Business & Entrepreneurship Council (SBE): This Council is an influential voice and advocate for entrepreneurs and small business owners.  It focus on advancing policies and initiatives that encourage entrepreneurship and small business growth.  Its strength and effectiveness are powered by SBE Council members and supporters. 

StartupWaveStartupWave is a virtual incubation platform that has been built as an infrastructure for the Indian startup incubation ecosystem, conceptualized by Intellecap in partnership with Government of UK’s Department for International Development in India and GIZ on behalf of the German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). As a collaborative platform, it aims to “democratize incubation” and is a one-stop service, providing a blend of virtual and in-person support to take start-up enterprises from idea to investment stage. This platform is designed in consultation with and is being used by incubators, corporates, funds and startups.

Entrepreneur's Organization : This organization has transforming the lives of the entrepreneurs who transform the world. As the global thought leader on entrepreneurship, EO plays an integral role in businesses, industries and the lives of leading entrepreneurs everywhere.

 

Organization and World forums on Entrepreneurship

National Association of Women Business Owners (NAWBO) : It is the only dues-based organization representing the interests of all women entrepreneurs across all industries; and boasts over 5000 members and 60 chapters across the country. With far-reaching clout and impact, NAWBO is a one-stop resource to propelling women business owners into greater economic, social and political spheres of power worldwide.

Entrepreneurship.org : It is   as an online resource to help entrepreneurs grow great ideas. The site provides innovative educational tools and informative resources covering the latest issues and insights affecting entrepreneurs.

IndianEntrepreneur.com :  It is an online publication and community that is focused on showcasing some of the best startups and entrepreneurs from India.

World Forums

World Entrepreneurship Forum : It promote the development of entrepreneurship creating wealth and social justice. This dual approach, economic and social, is one of the distinguishing features of this Forum. It is a powerful global network of leaders selected for their achievements and commitment to society. Every year, the Forum gathers over 250 participants, coming from 60 countries, willing to join their peers to think, act and transform their environment.

Defense Entrepreneurs Forum: It is an independent, not-for-profit group of emerging defense leaders that strive to solve national security problems from the bottom-up by exposing Defense professionals to the techniques and experiences of civilian innovators and social entrepreneurs.  Its main focus is to build a cadre of creative leaders who foster the adaptation and innovation required to solve 21st century national security problems.

Entrepreneurs' Forum : It provides access to a network of seasoned professional advisors – hand-picked leaders in their industries – who are there to advise entrepreneurs at all stages of business development.  EF Advisors offer frank and practical advice learned through their own business challenges and successes.  Whether the challenge is nailing down the idea, starting-up, finding a market niche, or identifying growth opportunities.

Forum for Women Entrepreneurs :  This website educates, energizes and empowers all women, encouraging them to become wildly successful entrepreneurs.

Google for Entrepreneurs : It provides financial support and the best of Google's resources to dozens of co-working spaces and community programs across 125 countries.

Harvard Business School - Social Enterprise : This Initiative at HBS applies innovative business practices and managerial disciplines to drive sustained, high-impact social change. It's grounded in the mission of Harvard Business School and aims to inspire, educate, and support leaders who make a difference in the world.

Balaji Entrepreneurs India Pvt. Ltd : It is top leading & fastest growing manpower recruitment, consulting, statuary compliance & payroll Management Company. 

Virtual Communities: Blogs, Social Networking Groups, Toolkit etc

Blogs, & APPS

Esuccessworld : It is a blog that is focused at providing helpful business and entrepreneurship tips. The tips this blog offers ranges from start-up to management, finance and personal development.

Entrepreneurdex : This blog provides articles and videos for entrepreneurs, startups and growing businesses including how to raise money, business strategy, management, Sun Tzu, complexity science, market trends.

Pluggd.in: This blog has comprehensive posts on how to setup a business in India, legal issues surrounding this process and other considerations.

Ideas for Becoming Innovative & Entrepreneurial at Work and in Life : This blog mainly features book reviews that I write on a monthly basis--book reviews that cover the best books for entrepreneurs. You will benefit from my in-depth reviews by understanding fully what each book provides so you can decide which one is the right book for you to read at this time in your entrepreneurial journey.

Late Blooming Entrepreneurs : This blog highlights success stories about 40-and-older business owners to inspire those who dream of joining their ranks. It also has posts about leadership, goal setting, professional development, market research and other topics of interest to aspiring and new entrepreneurs of all ages.

Learn Small Business : This blog is a resource for entrepreneurs of all levels. I try to include information for both new and established entrepreneurs. I'm particularly interested in women that are running a business while they work a full or part time job.

Venture Woods: A community blog by the best of the best in Indian startup and venture capital circle.

Tibetan Entrepreneurship Development : It is an initiative of the Social and Resource Development Fund (SARD) under the Department of Finance, CTA, is a continuation of an EDOTS program which aims to be an agent of change in helping orient Tibetan entrepreneurs and businesses towards becoming competitive, sustainable and impact-oriented.

Apps

There are several free and for purchase apps, available for Android devices that can assist with entrepreneurship information updates. Android Apps for Entrepreneurship can be found in the following general sources: Entrepreneurship APP

Entrepreneurship Toolkit

JSiE Pre-incubation toolkit : Working on a startup idea? This is a collection of great resources on how to start a startup, including specifics on starting up a social enterprise.

Stanford University‘s entrepreneurship CornerThis is a collection of great resources on entrepreneurship.

Facebook

Social entrepreneurship :  It provide the input to draw upon business techniques to find solutions to social problems.

Entrepreneurship.org : It leveraging best practices in entrepreneurial leadership to advance economic growth around the world.

World Entrepreneurship Forum:  This facebook page is the world's leading think tank devoted to entrepreneurs as key creators of wealth and social justice.

Global Entrepreneurship Monitor : This is the nonprofit research based organization in the world devoted to study the behavior of INDIVIDUALS starting and managing a business.

Twitter

Michelle Glover : About 54,000 Twitter users follow Michelle Glover, an entrepreneur dedicated to helping women grow online businesses "one leaf at a time."  The CEO of one company and co-founder of another, Glover provides a mix of entrepreneurship inspiration, startup tips and business articles.

Mark Babbitt: Leadership mentor and speaker Mark Babbitt currently holds two executive positions and recently co-authored "A World Gone Social: How Companies Must Adapt to Survive" (AMACOM, 2014). Babbitt has more than 34,000 followers and provides a fresh take on careers and business leadership through a social media lens.

Melinda Emerson :  Melinda Emerson, known to her 277,000 followers as SmallBizLady, is the author of "Become Your Own Boss in 12 Months" (Adams Media, 2010) and was named the No. 1 influential woman for entrepreneurs by Forbes. Every Wednesday night, Melinda hosts #SmallBizChat, a Twitter chat about starting, running and reinventing a business.

Young Entrepreneur : Young Entrepreneur is a place for the new generation of startup founders to meet and get inspired. This account, which has 269,000 followers, delivers Entrepreneur articles that are especially relevant to young aspiring business owners.

Eric Reis: Eric Ries is a Silicon Valley entrepreneur and author recognized for pioneering the lean startup movement, a new-business strategy which directs startup companies to allocate their resources as efficiently as possible.

You Tube

Young Entrepreneurs: Under 30 and on Fire : Interesting and thought provoking video. It revel the secrets of young entrepreneur success mantra.

Tools for Entrepreneurs: Making Something People Love : Renowned entrepreneur and Reddit cofounder Alexis Ohanian, will inspire you to think of unique ways to connect with your customers, and to build a community of users who want your business to succeed. In this class you'll learn some key branding, marketing, and user experience principles, plus specific tactics and strategies that you can use to create a company people love.

Steve Blank: How to Build a Great Company, Step by Step : Join Silicon Valley serial entrepreneur-turned-educator, in a lively discussion with Dan'l Lewin of Microsoft. This program will introduce best practices, lessons and tips that have swept the startup world, offering a wealth of proven advice and information for entrepreneurs of all stripes. Hear about a tested and proven Customer Development Process, helping get it right --and how to "get, keep, and grow" customers.

Events, Conferences & Symposium 

International

Conference Alerts: This website provide all the updates about upcoming conference event of your interest in India and worldwide. It covers an array of topics like Business and Economics, Social Sciences & Humanities, Law, Education, Health and medicine etc. To get regular update on upcoming conference, you can set up an email alert.

Allconferencealerts : This website provides all the updates about upcoming conference event of your interest in India. To get regular update on upcoming conference, you can set up an email alert.

Wisconsin Entrepreneurs Conference: WEC’s Annual Conference is the largest of its kind for end-to-end Entrepreneur, offering innovative solutions. It is a community-based organization dedicated to fostering innovation and entrepreneurship. It also works with other statewide and local affiliates. And it provides out-of-state networking through its "I-Q Corridor" activities and other events.

 

Organize Your Research

Bibliographic/Citation Management Tools:

 Zotero : Free, web-based tool that works as a browser plug-in. Zotero also has a desktop client that works well on all platforms.

EndNote : This software designed to collect and organize research; compatible with EndNote Web. At present, we have one user licence of  this Citation management tools.

Mendeley : It is a free reference manager and academic social network that can help you organize your research, collaborate with others online, and discover the latest research.

Turnitin : It is an internet based anti-plagiarism detection software. Turnitin's main objective is to prevent plagiarism, and engage students through originality check, grade mark, and peer mark, at promoting quality academic writing within learning Institutions. We are subscribing  this anti-plagiarism detection software.
 
IBM SPSS Statistics Base : An analytical & statistical tool for educationists to gain insight into student assessment, program effectiveness, resource allocation, research initiatives etc. We are subscribing  this statistical tool.
 
Isee STELLA Systems : We are subscribing  this Simulation and modeling tool.
 
Survey Monkey : It is an online survey tool for data analysis, sample selection, bias elimination, and data representation. We are subscribing  this online survey tool.

Funding Opportunities:

ONGC StartUp Fund : ONGC has launched a Start-Up Fund of Rs 100 crore on its Diamond Jubilee. It is a flagship initiative of the Government of India, intended to build the eco-system for nurturing Startups in India. ONGC has taken up a mission based on this Government vision to energize this Start up revolution in India by providing Incubation, Nurturing and Fostering to worthy Ideas.

TATA Social Enterprise Challenge : It is a joint initiative by the TATA group and the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIM Calcutta), a National Level challenge to find India’s most promising social enterprises. Also aimed at raising awareness about Social Entrepreneurship, TATA Social Enterprise Challenge aims to encourage the youth to step up to be the next generation of social entrepreneurs. The challenge will invite social entrepreneurs from across India, who either have an early stage venture or an idea with a proof of concept. The proposed venture needs to have a sustainable business model that creates social impact. There is no restriction on the business model and it can be for-profit, not for profit or even a hybrid model.

UnLtd India : It is a launchpad for social entrepreneurs.  It work with early-stage social entrepreneurs to help them: a) Develop as leaders b) accelerate their impact c) Prepare their organisations for scaling and further investment. Its programmes include –i) Incubation support - seed funding and support ii) The Network - a network of Affiliate incubators underneath the UnLtd India brand who adapt our model to their local context iii) The Huddle- a national conference for early-stage social entrepreneurs.

Dasra Catalyst for social change : Its strategic approach to social problems has dramatically increased the impact and scale of social change in India. Till date; we have directed over USD $37 million in funding commitments to help scale promising nonprofits and social businesses to positively impact thousands of lives.

Acumen India Fund It supports sustainable enterprises providing the poor with critical goods and services at an affordable price. Primary focus on healthcare, housing, water, energy and agriculture Companies invested in: 12 Fund size: $40 million (approx).

VenturEast : It builds profitable businesses that cater to under-served markets. Focuses on meeting India’s domestic needs (primarily rural and semi-urban markets) by backing early-stage / rapid-growth businesses Companies invested in Over 50 (including 25 social enterprises) Fund size $250 million

Gray Matters Capital : It invests in the information, communication and technology space to bridge the urban-rural digital gap Companies invested in 4 Fund size $12 million.

Elevar Equity II : It creates market-based solutions for poverty eradication. Focuses on sectors like healthcare, education and information Companies invested in 1 (another two in micro-finance ventures) Fund size $40 million (additional fund-raising on).

Oasis Fund : It supports enterprises that develop innovative solutions that provide the poor with better access to critical goods and services. Invests mostly equity, with some debt. Investments generally range between $1 million to $6 million Companies invested in 4 Fund size $30 million (still raising).

Aavishkaar India Micro Venture Capital: It creates sustainable change by increasing economic activity at the bottom of the pyramid and boosting the entrepreneurial spirit. Investments to date have focused heavily on the rural and agro technology sectors Companies invested in 17 Fund size Rs 60 crore (approx $14 million)

Business Accelerator Grants: Grants for consulting services such as business modeling, marketing, strategic planning or intellectual property advice.

Indian Council of Social Science Research (ICSSR): provides grants to scholars to conduct research in various fields of social sciences which have a theoretical, conceptual, and methodological or policy orientation on the subject of their choice. The research projects may belong to any one of the following social science disciplines or may be interdisciplinary in nature.

Social Impact Fellowships

Clinton Fellowship for Service in India : Spend 8-months working with a high impact NGO or social enterprise in India. Application deadline is February 1, 2016. The fellowship starts on September 1, 2016.

SBI Youth for India : Work a year in rural India and give a NGO your skills and expertise. Application deadline is June 30, 2015. The program starts in August and November 2015.

Gandhi Fellowship : In this intensive 2-year residential program, you will be assigned five primary schools in India where you work directly with school headmasters to transform their schools. Apply now for batch of 2015-2017 starting Fall 2015.

Acumen Global Fellow : Become a next generation social impact leader in this 1-year fellowship program. Application deadline November 2015. 2-month leadership training in New York starts in September 2016 followed by a 10-month field placement.

Teach For India : Do you want a chance to make a real difference in tackling one of India’s most pressing challenges — educational inequity? Fellows are placed as full-time teachers in under-resourced and low-income schools. Apply now for 2-year commitment starting in 2015.

Related Resource Pages

Subject Guides of other Library websites

University of Michigan Library Subject Guide on Entrepreneurship

RMIT University Library Subject Guide on Entrepreneurship

Southampton Solent University Subject Guide on Entrepreneurship

 
Acknowledgements

 
Staff of Global Library gratefully acknowledge contribution of Mr. Buddhi Prakash Chauhan, Chief Librarian and Additional Registrar for his leadership in preparation of this Resource Guide, Dr. Shounak Roy Chowdhury, Associate Professor and Director-Center for Entrepreneurship and Prof. Jeremy Wade, Associate Director, Jindal Centre for Social Innovation & Entrepreneurship for evaluating the draft and making valuable additions to the resource guide.