ACTION FOR INDIA ANNUAL FORUM 2017
Get ready to hear Mr. Ramesh Raskar’s keynote address at the 2017 Forum and his journey to winning the 2016 $500,000 Lemelson-MIT Prize for his groundbreaking inventions, commitment to youth mentorship, and dedication to improving our world with practical yet innovative solutions.
Action For India is a non profit organization that helps India’s social enterprises address their challenges by providing them with access to technology, investors, mentorship, government agencies, local partners and business development support.
Our mission is to help social innovators in India overcome barriers to scale and achieve greater impact at the Bottom of the Pyramid.
Action For India is a registered Section 25 company in India, and a registered 501 (c) 3 organization in the United States.
What We Do
Social Innovation Hubs
AFI is committed to building a strong, robust ecosystem that supports social entrepreneurship throughout India. Our flagship program, the Vision 2020 Hub project aims to establish a nation-wide network of 20 hubs of social innovation, by the year 2020. Each Hub offers mentorship, technical assistance, investment advisory and partnership support to promising, ready-to-scale social businesses
The Annual Action For India Forum brings together leaders in ICT, banking, donors, government, and business to connect with leading social innovators. At the Annual Forum, social innovators have the opportunity to build on their knowledge and skills, as well as gain from conversations, discussions and networking opportunities with industry leaders.
Silicon Valley Challenge
The Silicon Valley Challenge is AFI’s annual business plan competition that selects high-potential social enterprises from India for an immersive, experiential learning program held in Silicon Valley, California. Winners of the Silicon Valley Challenge get to spend 10 days on the ground and engage with leading technology companies, business incubators, investors and other like-minded businesses.
To enable the flow of resources and technical expertise, AFI has partnered with NASSCOM, the industry association of Indian IT companies. The AFI-NASSCOM collaboration is centered around providing mentorship, technical assistance and financial resources to “poised to scale” for-profit social enterprises across India, in a variety of sectors including education, healthcare, energy, livelihood, and agriculture.
Are you a social entrepreneur who is looking to scale your business? Are you looking for mentorship, access to financing, technology resources or new markets? Become an AFI Fellow and let us help you take your business to the next level!
Are you passionate about helping entrepreneurs realize their potential to achieve scale? As a registered non-profit in India and the US, your contributions are tax deductible! Get in touch to learn more about how you can make a donation.
AFI Hub Champion
If you’re an entrepreneur, philanthropist, or a corporate, join our network of Hubs. You will get access to the resources you need to build a thriving social enterprise ecosystem in your backyard. Get in touch with us to learn more about our Hub network.
Are you a technology company, corporate, or foundation looking for ways to create an impact in rural and low-income communities in India? Become an AFI partner and work with our network of social enterprises from a cross-section of sectors, from education to healthcare.
Are you a technology expert, business leader, philanthropist or angel investor looking to share your expertise with other social entrepreneurs in India. Join AFI’s mentorship program and we will help you connect with an entrepreneur looking for support.
To know more on how you can get involved with our organization contact us
Looking for a career working with social enterprises? Want to work with a leading national NGO? Have a desire to help address some of India’s biggest social and economic challenges?
Consider working for Action For India!
Click here to view our existing job positions.
Why work with us?
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Bangalore 560 025