NEW DELHI: Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship and the Jubilant Bhartia Foundation announced a fellowship in collaboration withStanford Seed, an institute based atStanford Graduate School of Business (GSB)that delivers the Seed Transformation Program in India.
The Stanford Seed Transformation Program is a one-year certificate program that partners with entrepreneurs in emerging economies to build thriving enterprises that transform lives and communities. The high-touch program provides management training, one-on-one support and networking opportunities to empower business owners to lead their regions to greater prosperity.
The Hindustan Times Fellowship will be granted to one or more person(s) per year to participate in the Seed Transformation Program in India. The fellowship will be offered for five years.
Ms Hilde Schwab (Chairperson and Co-Founder, Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship) said “We are excited to collaborate with Stanford Seed, Hindustan Times, and Jubilant Bhartia Foundation to expand the Stanford Seed Transformation Program’s impact in India. The practical knowledge that our members will gain through this immersive programme will allow them to sharpen their skills, broaden their reach and take their enterprises to the next level. We are grateful to all organizations for their commitment to the field of social innovation.”
Mr Shyam S Bhartia (Founder and Chairman, Jubilant Bhartia Group) and Mr Hari S Bhartia (Co-Founder and Chairman, Jubilant Bhartia Group) said, “Starting with the Stanford Seed Transformation Program – India Class of 2021, a fellowship is being endowed and called ‘Hindustan Times Fellowship’. In combination with other philanthropic contributions, this fellowship will enable finalists of Social Entrepreneur of the Year Award (SEOY) to participate in the one-year Seed Transformation Program in India. We feel that this will go a long way to help social entrepreneurs gain the leadership and practical management skills.”
“Companies that complete the Seed program not only grow their revenue, they create jobs and impact their communities at large. We are pleased to bring into our program India’s Social Entrepreneur of the Year, thanks to the generous support of the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship and the Jubilant Bhartia Foundation,” say Darius F. Teter, Executive Director of Stanford Seed.”
Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurshipwas co-founded by Professor Klaus Schwab, Founder and Executive Chairman of the World Economic Forum, and his wife Hilde. For twenty years, the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurship has supported the world’s leading social innovators in their efforts to create a more just, equitable, and sustainable world. The Schwab Foundation provides unparalleled platforms at the regional and global level to highlight and advance leading models of sustainable social innovation.