About SELCO Foundation

SELCO Foundation(SF) seeks to inspire and implement socially, financially and environmentally inclusive solutions by improving access to sustainable energy.

Approach

SELCO firmly believes that an end-user centric, demand driven approach on ecosystem building leads to interventions that are long-term and replicable. Ecosystem approach recognises the pressing need to develop a fertile environment to enhance sustainable energy access solutions for the poor. One other critical output of such an approach is that it deliberately pushes for local ownership from end to end with very few dependencies on externalities

In this regard SELCO engages in technical, financial and social innovation, enterprise development, skill building and financial inclusion. The organization works on demonstrating and catalyzing the role of renewable energy across verticals of well-being, health, education, livelihoods and the built environment.

Website: Home - Home - Selco Foundation

About SF Tech Incubation I CatalyseTech

SELCO Foundation Technology incubation program aims to foster an enabling ecosystem for innovation driven entrepreneurship at the bottom of the pyramid, to encourage and ensure participation of underrepresented communities.

We offer need-based support to innovation driven enterprises working on sustainable solutions for the rural, underserved and marginalized communities.

Support extended to each incubatee/enterprise can be broadly categorized as:
  1)  Product Development
  2)  Business Validation
  3)  Business Model Development and
  4)  Sustainability & Growth

Website: Incubation - Selco Foundation and Home - Home - Catalyse Tech

About the Role

Position: Tech Incubation Fellow
Reporting to : Project Manager-Technology Incubation
Starting: Immediately
Location: Dharwad, Karnataka

Effective incubation management is crucial for creating a conducive environment that fosters innovation, collaboration, and growth for enterprises, ultimately increasing their chances of success in the market. It entails the administration of resources, services, and initiatives designed to support and nurture early-stage businesses or entrepreneurs.

Anybody interested in understanding the inclusive innovation ecosystem will truly find this to be an enriching opportunity.

Responsibilities:

  • Support in scouting potential incubatee by performing secondary research and site visits
  • Involve and support the team in conducting innovation challenges, workshops and other events.
  • Involve and support the team in building documentation and incubatee management.
  • Involve and support the work of the livelihood team.

Qualification and Skills

  • Any Bachelor's degree.
  • Strong interpersonal and analytical skills along with the ability to take initiative, solve problems, follow through, and deliver on a deadline
  • Excellent written and vocal communication abilities, as well as the ability to adjust communication approach to various audiences.
  • Open to travel on site for fieldwork and onsite events.
  • Exposure to the development sector, it can be through academic internships/field work or volunteering experience.
  • Proficiency in Kannada and English

Desirable:

  • Bachelors/Master's degree in Development studies/Social Entrepreneurship or closely related field
  • Previous experience with an incubation program or social enterprise is a plus.

Selection Process: Round 1 Interview - Assignment - Round 2 Interview - Confirmation

To apply : Write to us to incubation@selcofoundation.org and CC to apply@selcofoundation.org with subject line Fellow for Technology Incubation with cover letter and CV answering: 1.What attracts you to this role? 2.How are you a suitable candidate for it?

Candidates from tier 2 cities/town and rural background are encouraged to apply