Jagriti Enterprise Centre - Purvanchal is an incubator beyond metros with a mission to strengthen the enterprise ecosystem in Tier 2 and 3 districts of India, starting from its home district Deoria. JEC-P is leading the creation of a visionary district enterprise ecosystem that will drive enterprise led development in Purvanchal.
Its incubation support enables the local entrepreneurial leaders to scale up their enterprises and create local impact by offering our core services of market connect, business strategy mentorship and connect to funds. Jagriti's on ground cadre of enterprise facilitators Udyam Corps support the incubatees with these services as well as connect them to the 4500+ strong national network of Jagriti Yatra.
A visionary physical incubation Centre is planned at Barpar in Deoria. To be constructed around a 200 year old Banyan tree this Centre will provide world class services and facilities to small and medium entrepreneurs of middle India districts of Purvanchal.
Integrating co-working spaces, prototyping labs, digital library and various Centre of excellence the architecture of the Centre integrates sustainability with the best of modern design.
Our incubatees are trailblazers leading the development of Purvanchal and paving the way for uptake of enerprise by others in the region.
“"Rural Roots has been incubated by JEC-P for the last 1.5-2 years. During this time, we have received some very useful inputs from JEC-P. JEC-P has a very experienced set of members to provide advice on strategy issues, and to help think about scaling social enterprises in the remotest regions - many problems faced in Deoria are completely different from the problems faced by social projects in tier 2 cities. They are also very familiar with Deoria, and have very supportive local team to help with local implementation issues. Their greatest assets are their advisors and the network of Jagriti Yatra, with the latter helping us with recruiting talent as well as with market connect."”Rural Roots, Incubatee, JEC-P
“India’s social enterprises are energized as a young, promising and growing industry. Fuelled by an expanding pool of available capital, a supporting ecosystem, India’s social enterprises have seen a noteworthy growth in less than a decade. Over the years, Jagriti Yatra has awakened the spirit of entrepreneurship among the youth of the country. The travelling gives the instinct of the exposure to bottom of pyramid scenario to the yatris which help in devising solutions in terms of creating sustainable social enterprises.These interactions take place with people from different socio-economic setup sharing their experiences in the areas of livelihood andmicrofinance models in tackling local problems. The Jagriti Enterprise Network (JEN) is working commendably well as an ecosystem forsocial entrepreneurs and facilitators. The Jagriti Sewa Sansthan based in Deoria, Uttar Pradesh is the best example of unleashing the social entrepreneurial spirit for the rural population of Deoria village,helping and supporting them for tackling the problems such as access to funds, understanding markets and awareness of value chain intervention in agriculture. EDII wishes a success to Jagriti Yatra for future and continue supporting the endeavour of prime intention in contributing to social enterprise initiatives. ”Sunil Shukla , EDII
“Thomson Reuters Foundation has been supporting the work of Jagriti Sewa Sansthan for a year now. We are an active partner of JSS and have been providing pro bono legal support to the organisation under our program – TrustLaw. I find JSS team to be very enthusiastic and committed to make an impact in the social development sector through its programs such as Jagriti Enterprise Centre and Jagriti Yatra. In the last one year, our relationship with JSS has only grown. We are now actively working with some of the enterprises supported by Jagriti Enterprise Centre in Eastern Uttar Pradesh and their work at the grassroots level is surely helping some of the marginalized sections of the society. We look forward to collaborating further with JSS and taking this partnership to newer heights”Simit Bhagat, Program Officer (Asia), Thomson Reuters Foundation.
“I have been involved with Jagriti for over last 8 years and have closely participated in the evolution of the JEC-P and the Deoria Model. Even as this is coming to fruition, I already see significant success with setting up and internationalizing of new enterprises leading to livelihood for a large local population. To achieve this with out full fledged infrastructure is very commendable. As we move forward with the learnings from past efforts, I see this expanding almost to a movement that will bring about an economic and social transformation to the Purvanchal region. Critical to this success in the past and in the years to come is the passionate and dedicated team that Jagriti has been able to put in place. I myself remain committed to these efforts.”Sharat Bansal, Board member, Jagriti.