February 2012 Impact Chat





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Event Details:

Date: Tuesday, 21 February 2012

Venue: ESSEC Singapore Campus, Auditorium, Level 13,  100 Victoria Street  National Library Board (NLB), Singapore 188064

Tel     :  6884 9780

Time: 6:30pm – 8:30pm (please be on time)

Topic: Social Innovations Out of India: Ready for the Next Level

The Indian SME market has long been one of the leaders in developing market-based solutions to address some of the most urgent social and environmental issues facing the country. Join Impact Chat this February as it features two very promising Social Enterprises Milaap and Time To Talk, who are doing groundbreaking work in India.

Learn how how these two Social Entrepreneurs are taking their organizations to the next level and how they plan to amplify their impact further.

Register for this Chat here

About the speakers:  

Sourabh Milaap

Sourabh is the co-founder of Milaap and is responsible for the overall execution and online marketing strategy.

Milaap is a social enterprise that enables people around the world to give a loan to the working poor in India. Based in Bangalore, India, with its headquarters in Singapore, Milaap claims to be the world’s first and currently, only online microlending platform that enables non-Indians and non-resident Indians (NRIs) to make a loan to help India’s working poor to meet their basic needs.

Milaap’s loans are aimed towards providing people with access to basic essentials like clean drinking water, sanitation, renewable energy, vocational training with guaranteed jobs, apart from enterprise development.


Ravi Desiraju

Ravi Desiraju has close to 25 years experience in the IT industry as a solution architect, business leader and program manager. In 2011, Ravi revived one his earlier companies, Time2Talk Pte Ltd  to create an Original Design to Manufacture set-up focused on providing a complete technology solution through partner networks and support for many application scenarios that need mobility or specialized design. These services have application in developing and rural areas in sectors that include eLearning, eGovernance, Social Computing, Law & Enforcement.


This Impact Chat is brought to you in partnership with:


The SICCI is one of Singapore’s most respected and active commercial organisations today, with more than 900 members. It offers its members a diverse range of services that actively promote the development of its members and provide the necessary networking opportunities and linkages for its members to grow their businesses and operations locally and globally.



Venue partners for this Impact Chat is:

ESSEC Business School is a major player in international management education. With a faculty renowned for high-quality research, ESSEC fosters a spirit of excellence, innovation, and diversity. Its Singapore campus offers executive programmes, part of the MBA in conjunction with the Paris campus, and two Advanced Master’s in International Business and in Finance.


About the Organizers:

Impact Investment Shujog is a Social Enterprise dedicated to creating opportunities for other Social Enterprises to grow their positive impact in the world.  For more information, please visit http://www.shujog.org.


Impact Investment Exchange Asia (IIX) is the home of Asia’s first private and public platforms for Social Enterprises to raise capital efficiently.  For more information, please visit http://www.asiaiix.com


For more information about Impact Partners, IIX’s newest platform, please visit http://impactpartners.asiaiix.com/




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