Key Projects – Entrepreneurship

British Council - Young Women Social Entrepreneurship Program

The Programme was developed by British Council & Diageo- USL with the purpose of disseminating social enterprise expertise to women communities across India. Two of Idobro’s women employees were selected and trained in the area of social entrepreneurship at IIM Kozhikode. Post this, Idobro organised ‘Cascading Workshops’ and provided social enterprise trainings to 122 women members belonging to Self Help Group’s and others. The workshops focused on various aspects of enterprise development including business plan development, sales pitch, packaging, marketing and more.

KJ Somaiya College - Sell-athon

Idobro launched this concept in RISE 2016. Students of BloomBox, the entrepreneurship cell of KJ Somaiya College of Engineering, participated in this program. They got a hands on opportunity to sell products of Idobro Member entrepreneurs for a week during RISE Summit. The entrepreneurs gave the products on a consignment basis at wholesale prices. It was a win – win situation for both: Students learned and earned, and the entrepreneurs got visibility and sale

US Consulate - Women Entrepreneurship Development Program

Idobro and the US Consulate conducted a 4 part training series to introduce entrepreneurs to key concepts of business scale planning. The program was based on Idobro’s ABCD training curriculum specially designed for entrepreneurs & provided a spectrum of tools & solutions to help them identify & target customer base while keeping operations growing successfully! The group was a mixed gathering of established and new entrepreneurs. The program was designed to include theoretical knowledge & real time solutions along with a Q&A session with established entrepreneurs and experts.

Magic Bus India Foundation – Market Research for Entrepreneurship Opportunities

Magic Bus India Foundation partnered with Idobro to undertake a market research for a program which would offer customised need driven training for youth. Idobro had to undertake the market research, in four semi-rural areas across Maharashtra and Telangana, to identify a need and skillsets for the said program. Having a deadline of two months, two teams were working simultaneously with local stakeholders at each location. A number of possible enterprises options were explored and their viability examined. Post study, each location had enterprise opportunities recommended, based on the local ecosystem along with the demand analysis to help in customising local program

Tata Capital - Solar Entrepreneurship Program

Tata Capital Financial Services partnered with Idobro to train youth with a keen interest in perusing careers in solar. 32 students formed the 1st batch. The training was conducted in February and March 2019 in Thane. 30 sessions were conducted comprising of technical knowledge as well as entrepreneurial skills. As part of the sessions, extreme care was taken to organise theoretical and practical sessions with visits to installation sites and expert guest faculty.

SATPUDA / PRADAN - Mushroom Supply Chain

SATPUDA MUSHROOMS is a cooperative of tribal women oyster mushroom growers from some of the poorest families in India’s endemic poverty regions of tribal Madhya Pradesh. This was promoted by PRADAN, a national level premier professional rural development public service organization. Idobro undertook their market development and provided recommendations for a financial and operational growth strategy. This involved a detailed study of their Supply Chain and an end-to-end Value Chain analysis. We also designed and produced a 3600 communication campaign from an interactive website with recipes and nutrition information to point of sale buntings and more. Idobro also identified distribution channels and developed varied customer segments such as Hotels, Corporate buyers, Celebrity chefs and more.

SEED – Replicator Workshop

SEED partnered with Idobro to conduct the SEED Replicator Workshop at the World Trade Center. The workshop was conducted for Enterprising entrepreneurs who wish to imitate eco-friendly business models and create their business. The workshop was a part of a series of workshops in India, Thailand and Uganda organized between the United Nations environment programme and the German-based International Climate Initiative. The Workshop targets both originators of an idea and aspiring entrepreneurs and brings successful eco-inclusive business models that provide proven solutions to environmental challenges to be implemented in various geographic locations.

BSE – Financial Literacy Workshops

Idobro along with the Bombay Stock Exchange (BSE) held over 20 workshops focused on Investor Awareness over a period of two years. The orkshops catered to the youth and women who were interested in investing in the stock market and not only saving, so as to create a second source of income for themselves. It made them aware on the risks associated with the same and ways to minimize it.

CBFW – Mentoring Program

Idobro has been a partner with the Cherie Blair Foundation since the past six years for the Mentoring Women in Business Programme. The program focuses on women in developing and emerging markets who have the ideas and ambition to become successful entrepreneurs but are held back by barriers such as lack of access to business skills, technology, networks and finance. The program combines mentoring with technology to offer crossborder support to women entrepreneurs. They are matched with mentors around the world using the online platform, where they spend 12 months working one-on-one. Till date Idobro has provided access to over 200 women to the program.