#SparktheRise Grand Finale April 20th with @MahindraRise

Posted By: Rise Team|Dated: April 19, 2012

The Spark the Rise Grand Finale is finally here! Join the conversation on twitter by following #SparktheRise and @MahindraRise, watch the Power-Talks live at 3pm, and the Award Ceremony live at 5:30pm at www.sparktherise.com, on our facebook page, and on your mobile!

Spark the Rise Grand Finalist

Be a part of this movement to change the India. The afternoon session will feature:

  • Discussions with Spark the Rise Finalists: How can grassroots movements fuel change in India? Follow our revolving group discussion between the 18 finalists and a group of influencers focused on innovation, entrepreneurship, and movements. Our discussion moderators include: AtulChitnis from FOSS.IN, Geetika Dayal and Manish Joshi from The Indus Entrepreneurs, PriyaNaik from Samhita,VinodKeni from Aavishkaar, ShreyGoyal from Villgro, and DevalSanghavi from Dasra. Time: 2pm-3pm
  • Power-talks on Scaling Up—Social Impact and Value Proposition: Solomon Prakash from Ashoka India, and ParvathiMenon from Innovation Alchemy will provide insights on how social ventures can increase their impact. Watch the power-talks live at www.sparktherise.com, on our facebook page, and on your mobile. Join the conversation on twitter by following @MahindraRise and #SparktheRise.Time: 3pm-4pm
  • Awards Ceremony:  The 4 Grand Finale Winners will be announced! 1 crore in funding will be given to the winning Change-makers. Find out who will take home the top award of 40 lakh. Watch this event live at www.sparktherise.com, on our facebook page, and on your mobile! Time: 5:30pm-6:45pm

During the Discussion with Spark the Rise Finalists, the Sparks and influencers will adress the following topics:

Innovation

 1. Google is more afraid of competition from two dreamers innovating in their garage than competition from other corporations.  Why is there so little radical innovation like this in India? – Moderated by AtulChitnis from FOSS.IN.

2. Nine out of ten innovative ideas never see the light of day.  How can we bring more innovative ideas out into the open? – Moderated by Geetika Dayal and Manish Joshi from The Indus Entrepreneurs.

Entrepreneurship

3. What can non-profits and for-profits learn from each other about how to tackle goals (from key deliverables to marketing to scaling up) effectively? – Moderated by PriyaNaik, from Samhita

4. What are the five biggest pitfalls for new startups, and how can they be avoided? – Moderated by VinodKeni from Aavishkaar.

Movements

5. What are the most effective ways for establishing partnerships—whether with volunteers, donors, or business partners? – Moderated by ShreyGoyal, from Villgro

6. How can grassroots movements change India?  And what can we learn from successful examples? – Moderated by DevalSanghavi from Dasra.

Join the conversation on #SparktheRise and follow @MahindraRise!

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