Action for India Launches Growth Prize Competition for Early Stage Social Enterprises from India

2nd Jun 2012
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Action for India has launched the Growth Competition on Ashoka Changemakers platform for Indian Social Innovators and enterprises. Action For India (AFI) is a social start-up enterprise dedicated to helping social organizations scale their impact by leveraging Information and Communication Technologies (ICT). The purpose of the Growth Competition is to identify social entrepreneurs who demonstrate constant success or progress in scaling—or preparing to scale—their ventures and impact. The Competition deadline June 18, 2012. The Competition is open for social entrepreneurs working in the field of education, healthcare, agriculture, energy and livelihoods.

India is full of ingenious and resilient entrepreneurs working at the grassroots level to solve urgent social problems in a variety of sectors. But in a country of over 1.2 billion people—most with unmet basic human needs—solutions that scale are needed. The goal through this initiative is to help entrepreneurs overcome barriers to scaling their innovative solutions.

There is one prize for each sector and each of the five winners will receive INR 5L in funding, plus a bundle of free IT, legal, financial and consulting services. All participants will also benefit from this opportunity to grow and promote their enterprise using the globally recognized Ashoka platform for social innovation, and will be invited to participate in the 2013 AFI National Forum.

To Join the Competition

1.) Visit the AFI Community http://www.changemakers.com/community/afi and learn more.

2.) Login and set up a Changeshop

3.) Fill out your entry after setting up your ChangeShop at

4) Deadline to participate is June 18, 2012.

The entry period is underway now. Judging begins from June 19, 2012. If you have any questions, connect with AFI at info@actionforindia.org or isharma@ashoka.org

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