December 07 - 08, 2016
Location: The Hans, New Delhi (Address: Hansalaya Building, 15, Barakhamba Road, Connaught Place, New Delhi
Country: India

As part of the India Clean Cooking Forum 2016 in Delhi, the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves in partnership with Ennovent India is inviting clean cooking enterprises to participate in the two day BOOST workshop developed with the Global Social Benefit Institute (GSBI) housed at Santa Clara University’s Miller Center for Social Entrepreneurship. The program prepares social enterprises in the developing world to apply for grants, investments, awards, and capacity development programs. The Boost program targets early-stage social entrepreneurs who wish to document and articulate key aspects of their enterprise business plan.

Program Overview

Participants work through a series of “learn by doing” modules that enable entrepreneurs to learn concepts while they develop business plan elements specific to their social enterprise. For entrepreneurs in the program, outcomes include higher quality applications to incubators, accelerators, challenges and potential funders as well as identification of gaps in their business model.

The Boost program is a two days in-person workshop with modules on social impact model, target market and value proposition, marketing, sales and partnerships, financial model, and growth strategy. At the end of the workshop every social entrepreneur stands up and presents an executive summary they create using the output of all of the exercises. They are given feedback to enable them to strengthen it and use as their “elevator pitch” to investors and on applications.

Expected Outcome for Enterprises attending Boost program:

By the end of the workshop, participating enterprises will have the strategies and materials to:

  1. Grow their enterprise in a financially sustainable manner
  2. Apply for the funding and capacity building programs they need to reach the next level of growth

Program Itinerary:

Date: 07-08th December 2016

Venue: The Hans, New Delhi (Address: Hansalaya Building, 15, Barakhamba Road, Connaught Place, New Delhi-110001, Landmark: RBS Bank)

Time: 9.00 am – 6.00 pm

*Lunch and refreshments would be provided to the participants during the workshop and the training program cost would be borne by the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves. Participants will have to bear the travel and accommodation cost.

Program Criteria:

  1. Target Enterprises are:
    • Early stage cookstoves/fuel enterprises that have been in operation for at least 1 year
    • Development organizations (NGOs) supporting cooking technologies/fuel sector on enterprise growth and technology improvement
  2. Two participants from each enterprise; ideally the founder/CEO along with CFO/Finance or Accountant.
  3. Organizations that have developed products (cookstoves/fuels) that are being tested / or plans to be tested in the near future by recognized testing body.

How to Apply:

Interested enterprises need to fill up a basic online form and would be contacted for confirmation of participation.

In case of any queries, you can reach out to Amit Antony Alex –

More about the Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves

The Global Alliance for Clean Cookstoves (Alliance) is a public-private partnership with a mission to save lives, improve livelihoods, empower women, and protect the environment by creating a thriving global market for clean and efficient household cooking solutions. The Alliance’s ten-year goal calls for 100 million households to adopt clean and efficient cookstoves and fuels by 2020. We are working in collaboration with over 1000 public, private, and non-profit partners to help overcome the market barriers that hinder the production, distribution, and adoption of clean cookstoves and fuels in the developing world. The Alliance’s market-based approach looks to leverage donor investment in building

More about Ennovent

Ennovent is a global innovation company for low-income markets. We work with our clients, partners and community to jointly develop, fund and implement customised innovation solutions that create a sustainable impact and fair profits. These solutions discover, startup, finance and scale the best innovations for sustainability in developing countries. 

Ennovent works to achieve impact in several regions globally with specialised focus on Asia, Africa and Latin America. Since 2008, Ennovent has worked with around 60 clients to accelerate over 250 innovations in 15 countries. Ennovent has sourced 3350+ innovations globally through 11 discover challenges and innovation scouting initiatives. It has launched 70+ for-profit early-stage enterprises in low-income markets through startup services and structured over 10 investments via its own investment holding and the Ennovent Circle. Ennovent supports investors, development agencies, foundations and others to accelerate innovations.