All About Social Entrepreneurship | Startup Saturday Calicut

Startup Saturday Calicut is coming with another edition of Startup Saturday on 8th July, 2017 themed 'All About SocEnterprises' 

What shall be discussed at the Startup Saturday?

  • Startups will share their experience in Social Entrepreneurship space. 
  • Opportunities and challenges in this space

Benefits of Attending Startup Saturday:

  1. You will be able to learn from Successful startups and Learn from their Journey
  2. You will be able to network with Industry Stalwarts who frequently attend our Initiatives as mentors and Speakers.
  3. We ensure there is a value addition for our audience at each event and when you walk out you have definitely learnt something new.

Grab the Early Bird tickets for the July edition of #StartupSaturday to be a part of these discussions and avoid the rush later

If you are looking to pitch or demo your startup or have any other event related query please connect with initiative lead -



Ullas Marar

Head - Scouting and Communications, Villgro Innovations Foundation

Villgro is India's oldest social enterprise incubator, and has supported 109 enterprises,
secured Rs 1124 million in follow-on funding, and touched over 15 million lives.
If you have an idea for a business that can impact the poor, connect us at

Sumesh Mangalasseri

Chairman & Managing Director Kabani Community Tourism & Services (P) limited

Sumesh Mangalasseri, started his career as software professional. The experiences he gained through working with communities and environmental movements changed his destiny and later turned as an active campaigner, researcher, policy analyst and consultant in Sustainable Tourism.

His 18 years of experiences in tourism research, community development, policy level interventions and national and international NGOs particularly in the context of tourism helped him to envision the voluntary organisation “KABANI – the other direction“. His knowledge in running and facilitating sustainable community tourism initiatives has lead to the development of many sustainable social entrepreneurship models including Kabani Community Tourism & Services, with the involvement of the host communities in India. Kabani is facilitating home stay and other tourism networks in Kerala, Karnataka, Tamil Nadu, Orissa, Uttarakhand and north East part of India. Kabani is also developing a similar project in Sri Lanka.

Kabani achieved many recognitions including the very prestigious To Do Award for best socially responsible tourism project in the world in 2017 by German ministry of economic and cooperation, Swiss Foundation for Solidarity in Tourism (SST) ,Bread for the World – Tourism Watch , forum anders reisen , and Studiosus Reisen München GmbH and Best community home stay project at India Responsible Tourism Award by Outlook traveller and World Travel Mart, London.

Sumesh is an active partner of a larger international network working on sustainable tourism and related issues, contributing to various international discourses and negotiations such as climate change, sustainable development and international trade. He has contributed his vision and views to many publications and journals and has presented papers in many International , national conferences. He also led projects in various international and national organizations critically intervening in tourism and development.

Event Details

08 Jul, 2017
02:00 PM to 05:00 PM
IIM Kozhikode
Calicut - 673570

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