ABOUT THE FORUM

The AFI Forum is the annual flagship event of Action For India, bringing 100 hand-picked social innovators together with 100 influencers, including donors, IAS officers, technology leaders and impact investors to help those entrepreneurs scale their organizations. The Forum aims to benefit social entrepreneurs working in the following six sectors – agriculture, education, energy, healthcare, financial inclusion and livelihoods.
Since its inception six years ago, this unique, invite-only gathering of 100 social entrepreneurs and 100 key influencers has been a launch-pad for fruitful collaborations in the social enterprise space. The 2018 Forum is centred around the UN Sustainable Development Goals and the role of Impact Investing in achieving them. Our focus will be on commitment to actions to help scale some of the most promising solutions addressing India’s challenges today!

The Forum serves the following purposes:

  • Sharing of ideas, inspiration and best practices by icons such as Sam Pitroda as well as successful social entrepreneurs
  • Access to financial, governmental, human & intellectual capital resources
  • Interaction with mentors who can provide business process advice and long-term support to scale
  • Access to technology companies that can offer products and services
  • Selected Social Entrepreneurs will also receive continued consulting support to scale their impact as a part of AFI’s SEAS (Social Entrepreneurs Advisory Service)

WHY PARTICIPATE?

Broaden your horizon and get visible

Listen, interact with and learn from thought leaders at the intersection of business, technology, entrepreneurship and social impact. Spread the word about your work and become more visible among key stakeholders.

Plug-in to the Ecosystem

Build your personal contacts and meet people from every hue of the ecosystem, carefully selected through a rigorous process to facilitate meaningful and actionable dialogue during the event.

Hold sector-specific discussions

Participants in each of the five sectors represented at the forum have an opportunity to deep-dive into emerging technology trends, business opportunities and challenges and be more sure-footed about their future.

Tour the Silicon Valley with the cohort

Participate in the Annual Silicon Valley Challenge (SVC) to win a two-week access to a clutch business and technology leaders from the Silicon Valley that will enable you to scale the social impact of your organization.

Think big, act local, scale faster

Secure local partnerships for your business needs. AFI aspires to connect you with Hub Champions from its pan-India network of regional hubs of social innovation.

Action For India’s mission is to help social innovators in India overcome barriers to scale and achieve greater impact at the Bottom of the Pyramid.

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