ENTREPRENEUR BIZ TIPS: Evolution of a Social Entrepreneur. | Vinay Jaju | [email protected]

ENTREPRENEUR BIZ TIPS: Evolution of a Social Entrepreneur. | Vinay Jaju | [email protected]

Here’s Great Tip: Evolution of a Social Entrepreneur. | Vinay Jaju | [email protected]


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Through his talk Vinay emphasises how social entrepreneurship can offer solutions to seemingly intractable social and environmental problems, fundamentally improving the lives of countless individuals by changing the way critical systems operate and promoting clean sustainable energy.
Vinay Jaju is the Co-founder and COO of ONergy Solar and SwitchON, a multiple award winning solar enterprise. Having been passionate about energy sustainability and environmental exploitation, Vinay established a-not-for-profit business with the aim to introduce solar power to rural households. Since its establishment in 2010, his company has launched 10MW solar rooftop projects and solarised over 300 institutions and schools, significantly lowering costs and increasing availability of such energy sources in rural areas. Vinay has been awarded the ‘Global Entrepreneurship and Leadership Award” from AIESEC, as well as the CSA Fellowship from Packard foundation, Paragon Fellowship (FYSE) and BYCL Fellowship. Vinay has also led projects in partnership with several Ministries of Government of India as well as other agencies such as the US Embassy, GIZ, World Wide Fund, UNDP, General Electric, etc. Mr Vinay Jaju is the Co-founder and COO of ONergy Solar and SwitchON, a multiple award winning solar enterprise providing complete solar solutions for households. Having been passionate about energy sustainability and environmental exploitation, Vinay established a-not-for-profit business along with his brother, with the aim to introduce solar power to rural households. Since its establishment in 2010, ONergy has launched 10MW solar rooftop projects and solarised over 300 institutions and schools, significantly lowering costs and increasing availability of such energy sources in rural areas.

At just 35 years, Vinay has been awarded the ‘Global Entrepreneurship and Leadership Award” from AIESEC, as well as the CSA Fellowship from Packard foundation, Paragon Fellowship (FYSE) and BYCL Fellowship. Vinay has also led projects in partnership with several Ministries of Government of India as well as other agencies such as the US Embassy, GIZ, World Wide Fund, UNDP, General Electric, etc. This talk was given at a TEDx event using the TED conference format but independently organized by a local community. Learn more at

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