Social Entrepreneur of the Year India- 2019

For 10 years, the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship, the sister organization of the World Economic Forum and Jubilant Bhartia Foundation have fostered social entrepreneurship in India by highlighting leading social innovation models to top decision-makers in business and government.

The Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award celebrates the advancement of social innovation Worldwide. The awards recognizes the individuals and organisations who implement innovative, sustainable and large-scale solutions to address poverty, indignity and the lack of basic services and resources in Bottom of the Pyramid and ultra-poor communities. They work in areas as diverse as health, education, job creation, water, clean energy and building identity and entitlements and access to information and technology.

Jubilant Bhartia Foundation in partnership with the Schwab Foundation is working towards to providing unparalleled platforms to leading social entrepreneurs as a key element for inclusive growth.

Selection and Shortlisting process in Progress

Award Benefits

The Winner of SEOY- 2019 will be announced in October 2019 at a high level Award Ceremony in New Delhi and will get the opportunity to participate in a three-year structured programme to help them scale their solutions to collectively reach millions of people worldwide.

Three-Year Programme Core Benefits

  • Access to the world’s most influential network: Awardees will have the opportunity to connect with key partners at Forum regional and global summits, and on our digital platform TopLink, to learn sector-specific best practices and scale their solution through partnerships.
  • Global media exposure: We showcase awardees’ solutions to the highest level of decision-makers through award ceremonies, media campaigns, videos and speaking roles.
  • Personalized engagement: Throughout the three year program, our staff proactively ensures that awardees’ engagements with the Schwab Foundation and the World Economic Forum are well aligned with their short and long term goals.
  • Capacity building: We build the leadership capacity of awardees by strengthening their organizational and business strategies through executive education programmes at top universities, practitioner-oriented research, and curated programming at global and regional meetings.
  • Community-based support: We create spaces for reflection and peer-to-peer mentoring to equip awardees with the support systems to lead their organizations and drive trust-based collaborations

For any queries related to the award process please write to or call at 0120-4361968