A joint initiative by the Tata group and the IIM-C, TSEC is a quest to find India’s most promising early-stage social enterprises. The endeavor of the challenge is to create an ecosystem for social entrepreneurship and encourage sustainable, scalable and measurable social impact.The grand finale of the programme will be held on 6th January , 2018, at the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta. TSEC is the biggest business plan competition on entrepreneurship. The contest will provide a platform to all those with innovative ideas to create positive impact and changes on the society, to showcase their talent. It is a national level contest to search India’s most promising social enterprises. The main aim of this contest is to raise awareness about Social Entrepreneurship.
This year’s edition received over 600 registrations from across India, out of which 200 met all the eligibility criteria and moved to the next round of the competition. These impact proposals were in the area of agriculture, food and dairy; healthcare, water and sanitation; technology and development; education and skill development; housing; handicrafts , energy and microfinance/financial inclusion. The ventures were judged on three parameters – business model, team, social impact and sustainability.