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Passionate about making a positive impact on your community?
Do you have a project idea that could drive social change?

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At the School for Social Entrepreneurs India,

We understand that social entrepreneurs learn best by doing. Our Social Start-Up Fellowship Programme offers you nine months of essential support, focusing on action over theory. We'll help you launch and lead a social enterprise, charity, or business that addresses critical social or environmental challenges in your community.



Start up support for people looking to get a new idea off the ground, develop and sustain with study sessions, action learning, mentoring. This is the flagship programme of SSE India, a 9 month long programme with 24-30 contact days. 150+ fellows (start up and scale up social entrepreneurs) over 7 years have participated in this programme with footprints in 20 states across the country.

Become part of a diverse community of aspiring social entrepreneurs, all with unique projects spanning various sectors and states across India.

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Our dynamic, interactive, and inspirational program is designed to equip you with practical skills and knowledge.

This program’s in-person 'learning blocks' is held over 3-4 days each month from April to December. These immersive sessions take place in Delhi NCR.

Develop the skills needed to make a real impact, including :

  • Fostering a social entrepreneurial mindset

  • Mastering business skills

  • Measuring and communicating

       your social impact

  • Testing and selling products/ services, and

  • Building resilience through learning from failure.

9 months with SSE will push your idea to reality.”

Our Impact

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SSE India has empowered over 150+ social entrepreneurs who have launched impactful ventures in nearly 20 states

To find out more about us, and the social entrepreneurs & enterprises we have worked with from our inception in 2016 till 2018, please view/download SSE India’s 3-year Commemorative Book.

“SSE is able to create incredible communities & nurture ideas into powerful enterprises.”

Addressing critical issues such as :
  • Health & Wellbeing

  • Livelihood Generation

  • Environment Conservation & Protection

  • Education & Skill Development

  • Responsible Production & Consumption

  • Food, Nutrition & Agriculture

  • Technology & Media, and

  • Community & Youth Development.

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“SSE threads together a wonderful combination of all kinds of start-ups, from those at idea stage to early expansion; from nonprofit to hybrid models–and this provides the best peer learning. SSE gives you family that will be with you throughout this lonely journey as a social entrepreneur.”

  1. Eligibility: Our program is open to individuals from all backgrounds, ages, and locations within India.

  2. Age Requirement: Applicants must be at least 18 years old to participate in the program.

  3. Passion for Change: We seek individuals who are passionate about creating positive social or environmental change.

  4. Innovative Ideas: Applicants should have innovative ideas that have the potential to address pressing social or environmental challenges.

  5. Drive and Commitment: We look for individuals who are driven and committed to turning their ideas into impactful social enterprises.

What are the costs?

Thanks to our partners, successful applicants pay no tuition or accommodation costs.

However, participants are responsible for their
own travel expenses to attend the monthly learning blocks in Delhi NCR.

What is the application process?

  • Download the Application Form: Get started by downloading our simple 2-page application form.

  • Submit Your Application: Email your completed application to

  • Interviews: If selected, you'll have a telephone interview followed by an in-person interview to discuss your project and the impact you aspire to create.

Application Deadline: The application process is now closed, but stay tuned for future opportunities.

Have Questions or Need More Information?

Feel free to reach out to us at, and we'll get back to you as soon as possible.
Join SSE India's Social Start-Up Fellowship Programme, where your journey to create positive change begins!

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