Reimagining everyday entrepreneurship!
Micro-entrepreneurs and their enterprises make our life and world functional from the time we wake up to sleep. These invisible, unsung heroes provide opportunities, income, reduce the burden on job creation and encourage self-sufficiency.
Participate in this unique storytelling challenge bringing together entrepreneurship and storytelling. Spend time with a micro-entrepreneur and use your voice to tell their stories because great stories happen to those who tell them!
Covid19 is becoming an old memory now and while some of us are building our “new normal” lives, thousands are still experiencing the aftermath, especially related to livelihoods. In fact, loss of livelihood has been identified as the second most immediate threat in the world.
India has always been an entrepreneurial economy and even today, more than half of India’s population is involved in entrepreneurship, especially micro-entrepreneurship. Yet, lately, most conversations are focused on “fast-growing” tech start-ups. This isn’t bad except that there is a HUGE gap and an URGENT need to talk about inclusive and proactive entrepreneurship related to our rich culture, history, heritage and evolution.
This challenge is an effort to contribute to building pathways to restore livelihoods and tackle unemployment and underemployment.
- Cash prizes worth lakhs for the 20 best stories
- Chance to get published on leading platforms
- Upskilling via live masterclasses by the best storytellers, entrepreneurs, and filmmakers
- A participant can be any Indian citizen. Only 1 submission per participant will be accepted.
- In accordance with the provision of Micro, Small & Medium Enterprises Development (MSMED) Act, 2006, the Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) are classified as a micro-enterprise, where the investment in plant and machinery or equipment does not exceed one crore rupees, and turnover does not exceed five crore rupees. However, micro-entrepreneurship can also be understood in a broader context and framework.Examples of micro-entrepreneurs include the likes of Uber/Ola drivers, freelancers, Urban Clap service providers, artisans, fishermen, street vendors, tourist guides, et cetera.
- Participation in the challenge is free.
Eligible Regions: Indian citizens
- Apply online through the Apply Now link.
- Once the submission is made, you will receive an acknowledgment email confirming the submission. The results will be announced in October 1st week.
Application Deadline: September 25, 2022 (2 Hours Remaining)Apply nowOfficial link