SAI is pleased to announce three finalists for the Seed For Change Competition, which awards grant prizes to students groups with entrepreneurial ideas that positively impact India. On Monday, March 7, all 21 applicant teams pitched their idea in front of an interdisciplinary judging panel. Judges Tarun Khanna, Director, SAI, Harvard Business School, Venki Murthy, FAS, Krzysztof Gajos, SEAS, and Meena Hewett, SAI, have selected the following teams as finalists:
- goMango provides low-cost refrigerated transport to food producers in India
- Torr Energy uses a series of technologies and a unique model to produce and sell low-cost waste-derived solid fuel in remote areas
- The Craftsmen a small forest enterprise facilitator that creates new value chains, provides year-round employment, and trains communities in sustainable harvesting practices
Each team will receive $5,000 to work on their proposal, and on May 6, the three teams will pitch their ideas at a special event, hoping to be chosen by judges for the $40,000 grand prize. The winning team will work on the ground in India during the following year to implement their idea.
Now in its inaugural year, the Seed For Change competition is made possible through generous support from KP Balaraj MBA ’97 and Sumir Chadha MBA ‘97.