On December 24, UnLtd India celebrated its nearly 35 investees (representing almost 25 start-up social ventures) with a party at the Bombay Radio Club. The group of investees are remarkable people from all segments of society; their initiatives take on a wide variety of issues, from ecotourism and education to homelessness and job creation for deaf people. The party was a chance for them to connect with each other and UnLtd India's supporters - leaders from the public and private sectors who are passionate about enabling social change.
The evening's speakers gave insight into their work and how UnLtd India has influenced it. Each is creating unique change; all are profoundly inspiring individuals. Here's who they are -
- 2007 investee Pooja Taparia of Arpan, an organization dedicated to preventing the child sexual abuse and healing those who have been affected by it
- 2008 investee Vijaya Pastala of Under the Mango Tree, an ethical, organic certified company which provides long-term market linkages between rural producers and urban consumers
- 2009 investee Ashok Rathod of Oscar Football Club, an initiative that uses football as a platform for educating school dropouts
- Expert Panelist Suman Srivastrav of Euro RSCG, one of the world's largest integrated marketing communications agencies
The celebration was an exciting way to usher in a new year of change and inspiration. Thank you all who made it a fantastic experience.