Bengaluru, December 11, 2020: Ashoka Innovators for the Public, which supports the world’s largest network of social entrepreneurs, participated in TiE Global Summit 2020, a virtual conference of world leaders, entrepreneurs, investors & mentors. Yashveer Singh, the Global Director for Ashoka Young Changemakers emphasised on the significance of building a society that enables social entrepreneurship, at the Summit.
TiE Global Summit 2020, one of the world’s largest flagship entrepreneurship 3 day event, from 8-10th December, was addressed and attended by Government Agencies, Angel Investors, Venture Capitalists, PEs, Global Industry Leaders, Global Wealth Entrepreneurs, Thought Leaders, Academia, Nobel Laureates, Policy Makers, and TiE Members from Global Chapters.
Speaking on “Social Entrepreneurship – Thinking Innovatively,” Yashveer shared Ashoka’s journey of working and supporting Social Entrepreneurs in 92 countries since 1980.
Yashveer highlighted how Ashoka’s network supports around 4000 social entrepreneurs through Ashoka Fellowship, and their impact on millions of lives through their Fellows’ work. He also talked about the criteria that Ashoka looks for in a social entrepreneur while selecting them as Fellows. Yashveer emphasised on learnings from collaborations amongst these social entrepreneurs to drive large scale systemic change across countries. Social Entrepreneurs can play a key role in building an ‘Everyone a Changemaker’ society and Ashoka has been helping them to do so. Yashveer shared his experience of building a network of youth social entrepreneurs and young changemakers for over a decade and talked about how youth as social entrepreneurs can write India’s next growth story.
“We at Ashoka believe that we are living in a world of constant change, where the need and role of social entrepreneurs are rapidly growing. The experience of building and supporting youth social entrepreneurs and young changemakers has been dynamic and we will continue to work closely with them to inspire social entrepreneurship. We feel youth as social entrepreneurs can write India’s next growth story,” said Yashveer Singh, the Global Director for Ashoka Young Changemakers at the TiE Summit.
Ashoka is leading the way to an “Everyone a Changemaker” World. As the world’s largest network of changemakers and social innovators with more than 3,500 social entrepreneurs in 93 countries, Ashoka aims to bring about large-scale social change. Ashoka supports innovators to get started, grow their ideas, collaborate, reshape whole systems, and influence societal transformation. Founded in 1980 with the belief that the most powerful force in the world is a big idea in the hands of an entrepreneur, Ashoka applies insights from the world’s leading social entrepreneurs to set in motion profound societal transformation. Current insights indicate that our rapidly changing world calls for an “Everyone a Changemaker” world, one where every person practices the critical skills of empathy, teamwork, leadership and changemaking.
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