AFI Impact Catalyser Program

The Impact Catalyzer is a well defined six months long accelerator program which is tailor-made for tech-enabled social enterprises in India looking to amplify their social impact at scale.

Key Benefits

  • Mentorship
  • Product refinement
  • Masterclasses with ecosystem experts
  • Market Access
  • Startup Toolkit
  • Networking Opportunity
  • Investor Connect

AFI Professional Services

In-depth Mentoring Engagements:

  1. Individual Mentoring: Highly effective growth-focused mentoring sessions with specialized mentors mapped exclusively for the entrepreneur’s personal leadership growth, sectoral expertise and business need.

  2. Knowledge Building Session (KBS): A monthly fora for intra-cohort knowledge sharing and growth enablement through webinars and hands-on workshops.

  3. Learning Community (LC) sessions: A closed group interactions to facilitate intra-cohort relationship building to connect, collaborate and co-create impact outcomes.

  4. AFI Huddle: Many-to-One mentor engagement to support inter-sectoral insights for entrepreneurs.

Who Can Apply

Applicants need to match the following:

  • Applicant shall be an early-stage tech-driven startup company
  • Startup should be for-profit social enterprise
  • Startup should be at TRL 5 or beyond
  • Startup should be operational for more than 2 years

Last date to apply is January 29, 2024.



Yes, you can apply to this program, irrespective of having received grants or awards and having raised funds.

The program will run in virtual mode.

We are looking for startups with a strong founding team, unique and innovative solution with social impact at core of the solution, and the potential of the business to scale.

For any query, general or technical, write to us at

  • What our Entrepreneurs are saying

    Ranjith Mukundan

    "AFI supports the social impact startup ecosystem commendably by their extensive connect in Silicon Valley. The AFI inaugural forum is a launchpad for impact-driven technology startups like ours and we've benefited so much from it."

    RANJITH MUKUNDAN Co-Founder and CEO, Stellapps Technologies (AFI Forum Fellow 2012)
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    Bikrant Tiwari

    "The Annual forum helps entrepreneurs to connect with all stakeholders dedicated to the common vision of social good. I would strongly recommend all young start-up founders to attend the AFI forum in the future for their accelerated growth."

    BIKRANT TIWARI CEO, GrowTrees, (AFI SVC Fellow 2014)
  • What our Entrepreneurs are saying

    Sujay Santra

    "iKure has been associated with AFI since its inception and has greatly benefited from this relationship. For any budding social entrepreneur who is looking for networking and mentorship, AFI is highly recommended."

    SUJAY SANTRA Founder, iKure, (AFI Forum Fellow 2015)
  • What our Entrepreneurs are saying

    Kevin Houston

    "The Silicon Valley Trek gave me the unique opportunity to travel to the US to gain an unparalleled insight into how the Startup ecosystem has developed in Silicon Valley."

    KEVIN HOUSTON Co-Founder Carbon Masters India (AFI SVC Fellow 2017)

Action For India (AFI) is a platform to help scale high-potential social entrepreneurs.

AFI provides access to capital via our relationships with foundations and funding institutions. It also helps social entrepreneurs benefit from the diverse experience of our best-in-class mentors working across industries globally.

AFI helps maximize entrepreneurs' potential through high-impact technology support from Silicon Valley experts and also access to a cohesive network of the Indian diaspora.

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