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Silicon Valley Challenge Trek

May 2017


Silicon Valley Challenge 2017

AFI's Challenge Winners 2017

Action For India is excited to announce our 4th edition of the "Silicon Valley Challenge (SVC)". The Silicon Valley Challenge Trek is an immersive program for 5 winning entrepreneurs chosen from among India's top Social Innovators who are making a significant difference in the way rural India lives and works. During May 2017, five selected Fellows will embark on an intensive two-week immersion into the heart of the Silicon Valley Innovation Ecosystem. Fellows will meet with impact investors, entrepreneurs, executives at leading technology firms and industry thought leaders that include members of the AFI Silicon Valley Leadership Circle. Fellows will be matched with Silicon Valley mentors to build lasting relationships, helping in business development and strategy long after returning to India. This is a unique all-expenses-paid trip for the challenge winners who will be engaging in invaluable learning exchanges at Silicon Valley's leading innovation accelerators, and consequently applying new thought paradigms to enhance their scale and impact in the remote corners of India.


AFI's SVC 2017 - Selection Process

The Silicon Valley Challenge is an immersive experiential learning program for the leading social innovators in India, selected through a competitive process.

300 initial applicants

100 invited to attend AFI’s 4th Annual Forum

25 Semifinalists make pitches to the jury in person

10 Finalists pitch to the entire AFI Forum audience

5 AFI SVC Fellows selected

AFI's SVC Trek Includes Visits To the following Organizations

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