Learning and Networking

Silicon Valley Challenge (SVC) Expedition

The Silicon Valley Challenge (SVC) is our annual business plan competition that selects 5 high-potential social enterprises from India for an immersive, experiential learning program held in Silicon Valley, California. 


Winners of SVC get to participate in a 2 week long, all-expense-paid trip to Silicon Valley to engage with leading technology companies, business incubators, investors and other like-minded businesses.


  • Silicon Valley Challenge (SVC) Trek by Action For India (AFI)
  • Silicon Valley Challenge (SVC) Trek by Action For India (AFI)
  • Silicon Valley Challenge (SVC) Trek by Action For India (AFI)
  • Silicon Valley Challenge (SVC) Trek by Action For India (AFI)
  • Silicon Valley Challenge (SVC) Trek by Action For India (AFI)
  • Silicon Valley Challenge (SVC) Trek by Action For India (AFI)
  • Silicon Valley Challenge (SVC) Trek by Action For India (AFI)
  • Silicon Valley Challenge (SVC) Trek by Action For India (AFI)
  • Silicon Valley Challenge (SVC) Trek by Action For India (AFI)
  • Silicon Valley Challenge (SVC) Trek by Action For India (AFI)
  • Silicon Valley Challenge (SVC) Trek by Action For India (AFI)
  • Silicon Valley Challenge (SVC) Trek by Action For India (AFI)
  • Silicon Valley Challenge (SVC) Trek by Action For India (AFI)
  • Silicon Valley Challenge (SVC) Trek by Action For India (AFI)
  • Silicon Valley Challenge (SVC) Trek by Action For India (AFI)
  • Silicon Valley Challenge (SVC) Trek by Action For India (AFI)
  • Silicon Valley Challenge (SVC) Trek by Action For India (AFI)
  • Silicon Valley Challenge (SVC) Trek by Action For India (AFI)
  • Silicon Valley Challenge (SVC) Trek by Action For India (AFI)

Highlights


Engage

Engage

Engage with Silicon Valley Leadership Circle Members including Impact angel investors, technology leaders and foundations to build strong networks.

Learn

Learn

Learn entrepreneurial acumen and get insights from the successes of business leaders.

Partner

Partner

Partner with mentors who can help in scaling these social enterprises through funding and mentoring support.


Past Expeditions

Interactions facilitated with leaders from Google, Facebook, Cisco, Twitter and professors at Stanford, Berkeley and Santa Clara.

Since 2014, we have conducted 6 treks and helped entrepreneurs interact with the Silicon Valley experts. Our stringent selection process helps us select the most promising candidates out of the hundreds of applications.

AFI's SVC Selection Pipeline

AFI SVC selection pipeline




Learning Expeditions


AFI intends to start learning expeditions with a view to providing an immersive experience. Initial expeditions will focus on having delegates from the US and Europe which would enable them to get a first-hand view of the happenings in the Indian Social Enterprise space besides providing opportunities to share experiences, foster collaborations, and possible funding avenues.

These expeditions will also provide our Entrepreneurs with an opportunity to take their innovations to different geographies. Stay tuned for further updates.