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COVID-19 Implications for Small and Growing Businesses: Emerging Evidence in India from the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

Posted By Marine Hasson, Aspen Institute, Wednesday, May 27, 2020

COVID-19 Implications for Small and Growing Businesses: Emerging Evidence in India from the Entrepreneurial Ecosystem

By ANDE India

This issue brief is an addendum to the global COVID-19 issue brief published by ANDE. It summarizes the initial evidence emerging from the Indian entrepreneurial ecosystem, including challenges, risks, and needs that have arisen from the community, to help guide the response. The research for this brief was developed as part of the Global Inclusive Growth Partnership, a joint collaboration between the Aspen Institute and the Mastercard Center for Inclusive Growth.

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Tags:  ANDE publication  COVID-19  India 

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Gender Equality in the SGB Sector: ANDE India Issue Brief

Posted By Marine Hasson, Aspen Institute, Friday, March 13, 2020

Gender Equality in the SGB Sector: ANDE India Issue Brief

By ANDE

This issue brief is a part of the series formulated by Aspen Network of Development Entrepreneurs’ (ANDE) India chapter. It aims to contextualize the findings and strategy outlined in ANDE’s global gender issue brief, for India, and to create a knowledge base connecting our urgent issues and the Small and Growing Business (SGB) sector at a regional level. This brief is a starting point for conversations on gender equality and is meant to help shape ANDE India’s strategy for the region.

Read the full issue brief here.

Tags:  ANDE publication  gender  India 

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Financing the Future of Asia: Innovations in Sustainable Finance

Posted By Administration, Thursday, April 18, 2019
Updated: Wednesday, April 17, 2019

Financing the Future of Asia: Innovations in Sustainable Finance
by Johan Thuard, Harvey Koh, Anand Agarwal and Riya Garg

This report lays out initial recommendations for how a range of different actors could engage across sustainable finance intervention. FSG's hope is many more investors and financial services providers will seize the opportunity to shape this emerging sector and move toward a future in which all of finance is turned toward building a better world.

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Tags:  Asia  finance  fintech  India  innovation  Southeast Asia  Southeast Asia; India  sustainable finance  sustainable finance; fintech; finance; Asia; innov 

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Efficacy of Mobile EdTech in India

Posted By Administration, Thursday, April 11, 2019
Updated: Wednesday, April 10, 2019

Efficacy of Mobile EdTech in India
Published by Gray Matters Capital (GMC)

This report finds out how the combined application of behavioral science, data-driven strategies and optimization can address the key challenges EdTech firms with Mobile solutions face in their journey from downloads to impact. The report is based on the hands-on work Gray Matters Capital (GMC) mentors did with the 8 cohort companies during the GMC Calibrator program, the behavioral blueprint and user labs conducted in conjunction with Behavioural Architecture expert firm, Final Mile Consulting, the user testing with 2000+ users enabled by Career Launcher (CL Educate) as well access to their cohort’s customers and insights from 42 Education entrepreneurs apart from market data analysis and expert views.

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Tags:  edtech  india  mobile 

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Acceleration in India

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, July 4, 2018
Updated: Tuesday, July 3, 2018

Acceleration in India
Initial Data from Indian Startups
GALI

In partnership with the ANDE India Chapter, GALI is working to increase understanding of acceleration and early stage ventures in India. This data summary includes information from 1,214 ventures operating in India, contributed by 26 accelerators.

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Tags:  2018  accelerators  ANDE publication  gali  india  startup 

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Indian Farming's Next Big Moment: Farming as a Service

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, June 26, 2018
Updated: Monday, June 25, 2018

Indian Farming's Next Big Moment: Farming as a Service
Chris Mitchell, Shivani Sehgal, Priyanka Chopra, Hemendra Mathur 
Bain & Company

Given the importance of agriculture in India, both the government and private players are working to improve the efficiency and productivity of Indian agriculture and exploring how Farming as a Service (FaaS) solutions can play a role. FaaS seeks to provide affordable technology solutions for efficient farming. It converts fixed costs into variable costs for farmers, thus making the techniques more affordable for a majority of small farmers. Its services are available on a subscription or pay-per-use basis in three broad categories, which are crucial across the agriculture value chain.

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Tags:  2018  agriculture  india  small and growing agrobusiness 

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The Atlas of Innovation for Economic Stability

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, June 6, 2018
Updated: Thursday, June 7, 2018

The Atlas of Innovation for Economic Stability
FHI 360

The Atlas of Innovation for Economic Stability presents 63 examples of policy, program and technology innovations that promote economic stability for individuals, communities, firms and countries, with an emphasis on the welfare of poor and vulnerable people worldwide. The report found strong and diverse innovation in India, Kenya and the United States. Indonesia stands out for the use of data and innovation tools in government, and Brazil ranks high for public safety-related domains. The majority of innovations are privately provided and enabled by mobile technology and data, although FHI 360 identified several pockets of significant government and donor participation in catalyzing or scaling innovation. This publication was funded by The Rockefeller Foundation.

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Tags:  2018  brazil  india  innovation  kenya 

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Landscape Study of Accelerators and Incubators in India

Posted By Administration, Wednesday, December 6, 2017
Updated: Monday, December 4, 2017

Landscape Study of Accelerators and Incubators in India

by the Global Accelerator Learning Initiative (GALI) 

This study, conducted by the ANDE India Chapter with the support of Autodesk Sustainability and Foundation, uses GALI’s Global Accelerator Survey to add clarity to the profile of accelerators and incubators in India – their structure, objectives, goals, funding, and the financial and non-financial support that they offer.

 Data Highlights:

Sample Characteristics

  • University accelerators and incubators made up the largest portion of the respondents, at nearly one-third.
  • Two-thirds ran their first acceleration or incubation program after 2013.

Sector Focus and Impact Objectives

  • Over half of the respondents indicated a focus on energy or environment.
  • Three-quarters work specifically with ventures that have a social or environmental impact objective.

Program Structure

  • With a median size of 9 and an 11 percent acceptance rate, cohorts were small, programs were selective, and early-stage ventures were mostly likely to receive support.
  • One-third of respondents provide direct funding, and equity is the most popular investment instrument.

Funding Sources

  • At 43 percent, philanthropic grants were the most common funding source for programs, followed by government support.
  • One-third of the government-supported respondents received funds from the Department of Science and Technology.

Questions or comments? Contact Devyani Singh at devyani.singh@aspeninst.org.

Tags:  2017  Acceleration  accelerators  ANDE publication  India 

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How to IPO Successfully & Responsibly

Posted By Administration, Thursday, May 11, 2017
Updated: Thursday, May 11, 2017

How to IPO Successfully and Responsibly:
Lessons from Indian Financial Inclusion Institutions

by Grassroots Capital Management PBC and sponsored by Financial Inclusion Equity Council (FIEC)

This paper examines the 2016 IPOs of two Indian micro-lenders – Equitas Holdings and Ujjivan Financial Services – and how they “hardwired” their missions to prioritize their clients, setting them apart and driving their success. The experience of these two companies suggests how a responsible financial services company can position itself to go public while maintaining its social mission. 

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Tags:  finance  inclusive business  India 

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Impacts of Small-Scale Electricity Systems:

Posted By Administration, Tuesday, May 3, 2016

Impacts of Small-Scale Electricity Systems: A Study of Rural Communities in India and Nepal

by World Resources Institute

This study assesses and compares the benefits of electricity service to households and small enterprises from microgrids, solar home systems (SHS), and the national grid in select rural communities in India and Nepal. Electricity access, in general, leads to reduced kerosene use, more time spent by women on income-generation, and the acquisition of home appliances. However, different types of systems have distinct differences in electricity service conditions. These conditions partly explain why households with SHS exhibit the greatest reduction in kerosene use; why grid-connected households own more appliances; and why electricity access benefits small businesses, but seldom drives key business decisions. The developmental impacts of rural electricity access may benefit from supply standards, greater policy support for investments in productive uses, and further research into the cost-effectiveness of electrification from different supply systems. 

Tags:  2016  India  social enterprise 

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