Four young Indian innovators to speak at WEF


Organisation:  Economic Times

Among the speakers are Kanika Kumar from Mumbai, Dipika Prasad from Hyderabad, Jaideep Bansal from Chandigarh and Karanvir Singh from Indore.

Posted On:  05 Jan . 2018
Four young Indian innovators to speak at WEF
 

Four Indians from diverse fields have been selected by the World Economic Forum (WEF) to speak at their annual meeting at Davos in Switzerland. These young leaders work across the social innovation, urban governance, energy access, and technology space. 

Among the speakers are Kanika Kumar from Mumbai, Dipika Prasad from Hyderabad, Jaideep Bansal from Chandigarh and Karanvir Singh from Indore. 

Kanika works towards facilitating investments in social entrepreneurship ventures across Asia and Africa and mobilises funds from various institutions. "We have invested nearly $350-400 million in 155 social entrepreneurs over the last decade or so and were raised from various high networth individuals and multinational corporations. Going forward, we plan to invest an additional $600 million in the next eight years," said Kumar, who works as an associate vice-president at Intellecap. 
 

Intellicap's sister concern company, Aavishkaar last month closed one fund worth Rs 600 crore to be invested in social enterprises. 

Kanika Kumar is also part of the Mumbai Hub of the Global Shapers, an initiative of the World Economic Forum with 7,000 members in 150 countries. Each year, 50 global shapers are selected from the community to represent the concerns and aspirations of their generation at Davos. 

Among the Indian leaders to be present at the forum are the Prime Minister Narendra Modi, former governor of Reserve Bank of India Raghuram Rajan and Reliance Industries chairman Mukesh Ambani, among others. 

 

 


 

 

 

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