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ACTION FOR INDIA (AFI)

In Partnership With
Government of Telangana

PRESENTS

8th AFI Annual Forum

November 8 - 9, 2019

Indian School of Business (ISB)

Hyderabad.

ABOUT ACTION FOR INDIA​

Action For India’s mission is to help social entrepreneurs in India overcome barriers to scale and achieve greater impact at the Bottom of the Pyramid. AFI connects social entrepreneurs with impact investors, mentors, technology resources, government contacts and local partners. Launched in 2012, AFI is headquartered in New Delhi, India and has a chapter in Silicon Valley, California.

About AFI Annual Forum

​The AFI Annual Forum is an invite-only flagship annual event, bringing together 100 leading social entrepreneurs and 100 influencers drawn from the realms of impact investment, philanthropy, governance, technology and public policy. After having successfully hosted seven earlier editions of the Annual Forum (in Delhi, Bengaluru & Mumbai), we are now gearing up to host the 8th edition of the Forum in Hyderabad. The event promises to be an arena to help entrepreneurs and to promote social innovation in India.

An integral part of the Forum is the Silicon Valley Challenge (SVC) which recognizes the Top 5 entrepreneurs and sends them on an all-expense-paid trip to gain global exposure and network with the leaders in Silicon Valley, USA.

*** The first deadline for submitting the application form is 23rd September 2019.
Applications will be evaluated and selected on a rolling basis.

SPEAKERS

WHY PARTICIPATE

Broaden Your Horizon and Enhance Your Visibility

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 who are carefully selected through a rigorous process to facilitate meaningful and actionable dialogue during the event. ​

Participate in sector specific discussions with leading experts

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

"Win an all expense paid trip to Silicon Valley"

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

Think Global, Act Local

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.

Impact Investment Fund

AFI is launching an Impact Investment Fund in Fall 2019 with the objective of making investments in early stage social enterprises at the intersection of impact (healthcare, agriculture, education) and technology (AI / ML / Big Data / Analytics). One of the differentiators for the Fund is our emphasis on leveraging the Indian diaspora in Silicon Valley – not just their capital but their technology domain expertise and their company building skills.  The co-founders of the Fund will be in attendance at the Forum and you will have an opportunity to interact with them.

Social Enterprise Accelerator

AFI is setting up a social entrepreneurship accelerator at the Indian Institute of Technology at Hyderabad. The plan to set up the accelerator has been approved by the Dept. of Science & Technology, Government of India. The aim of the accelerator would be to help early-stage social enterprises in the space of Health-Tech, Ed-Tech, and Agri-Tech by providing them with various support services vis-a-vis investment, mentoring, technology resources and government connects. Our lofty mission for the accelerator is to become the go to destination for tech-enabled impact entrepreneurs from around the world who are looking to access emerging markets like India.

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