Upaya and XLRI Jamshedpur Create New Pathways for Aspiring Entrepreneurs

Upaya has partnered with XLRI Jamshedpur, one of India’s premier management institutes, to empower and educate the next generation of social business leaders. The partnership establishes a free flow of ideas, learnings, and best practices between Upaya and XLRI faculty, students, and alumni.

“This collaboration will allow Upaya staff and partners to engage in knowledge sharing in the area of social business and finance, mentor students through lectures, open up internship opportunities for those having specific interests in the domain of inclusive business, as well as contribute unique content to the XLRI curriculum on social finance and impact investing,” said XLRI’s Dr. H. K. Pradhan.  

Upaya will also create new channels through which XLRI student and alumni-led initiatives can be considered for angel funding and technical support as part of the LiftUP Project.

“XLRI Jamshedpur has long been a respected pioneer in the field of social business, and Upaya sees this collaboration as a great opportunity to further that work,” said Sriram Gutta, Upaya’s Director of Business Development. “I experienced first hand the passion of the students, and I expect this partnership will allow us to harness that passion as the graduates move into their careers,” Gutta said.

For more information about XLRI Jamshedpur, please visit http://www.xlri.ac.in/