Do you have a story to tell about your business?

Written by: Madhur

On Sep 23rd, 2008

Here is a great opportunity to tell your story of the challenges you faced and how you tackled them while doing business in an underserved market. I am sure there are a lot of entrepreneurs in India who might have a story or two that they can tell.

Call for entries open right now. 500-1000 word essay. Deadline – October 5th, 2008. Here’s the link for more details:
2nd Annual Base of the Pyramid Narrative Competition – 2008

According to the site, in summary:
“The Center for Sustainable Global Enterprise at Cornell University’s Johnson Graduate School of Management is accepting submissions for its 2008 Base of the Pyramid (BoP) Narrative Competition. This short-essay competition seeks to highlight the challenges of implementing business in underserved markets and identify innovative business initiatives or solutions to those challenges.”

Is anyone interested? We can work on this together.

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2 Responses

  1. 1. Vivek Garg said on September 26th, 2008 at 12:40 am

    Is there a prize?

  2. 2. Madhur said on September 26th, 2008 at 5:28 pm

    Yes, there is a monetary prize of $4500, $2000 and $1000 for the first, second and third places respectively. Other than that, you get the following incentives as well:

    -Submission published on the BoP Learning Lab website

    -Exclusive interview and feature on

    -Leading participant in USAID’s Speaker’s Corner (dates to be determined)

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