Josh Talks launches City Champions 2024 to accelerate grassroot urban development

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Josh Talks, a regional content and upskilling platform announced the launch for City Champions 2024. Since its inaugural launch in 2023, City Champions has been dedicated to identifying, championing, and supporting organisations working towards sustainable urban development. 

Expressing her enthusiasm for this year’s program, Supriya Paul, CEO & Co-founder of Josh Talks said, “City Champions reached more than 3 million people in 121 cities last year and we are hopeful to reach more people this year. This initiative is a testament to our commitment to building livable, sustainable, and safe cities for all citizens. Through this, we aim to provide social organisations with the necessary tools and resources to scale their efforts effectively and create lasting impact.”

Shilpa Kumar, Partner at Omidyar Network India said, “We are proud to support City Champions 2024 in fostering a vibrant ecosystem of changemakers dedicated to addressing the pressing challenges faced by urban communities. By providing strategic mentorship, networking opportunities, and access to funding, we are confident that this program will drive meaningful change."

Dr. Subhrangshu Sanyal, CEO at IIM Calcutta Innovation Park added, “At IIM Calcutta Innovation Park, we believe in actively fostering innovation and entrepreneurship that addresses big social challenges and catalyses livelihood opportunities. This collaboration aligns perfectly with our mission to support and nurture businesses that leverage technology and impact the sustainable development goals. Through this partnership, we look forward to providing valuable resources, mentorship and opportunities for growth to the selected organisations, ultimately empowering them to drive positive change in the country at large."

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