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Artha Venture Challenge is in search for 15 early growth stage social ventures in India

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27th Apr 2013
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Artha Venture Challenge (AVC) supports ambitious social ventures by providing access to finance, business support and connections to help them scale their enterprises.An intensive 12-month programme, the AVC is designed to help social ventures raise investment of between INR 25 lakh – 100 lakh (USD 50,000 to 200,000). AVC will also enable enterprises to build a compelling growth story, make strategic connections and support the entrepreneur.

The AVC is looking for up to fifteen ambitious social ventures to grow their enterprises to deliver impact at scale in India. Ventures selected as part of the AVC cohort will get:

  • The exclusive opportunity to apply for up to INR 25 lakh (USD 50,000) funding if matched by at least the same amount in co-investment
  • Exposure to a closed network of impact investors
  • Connection to a network of experienced entrepreneurs, specialists and business leaders
  • Investment readiness support including pro bono legal services
  • Profiled as ‘one to watch’ amongst the top fifteen most high potential social entrepreneurs in India

Ennovent – an organisation that accelerates innovations for sustainability in low-

income markets – will be managing the Artha Venture Challenge on behalf of the Artha

Platform.

Sectors: Agriculture, Water, Energy, Livelihoods and others

Timeline

17 Jun 2013     Deadline for Submission

08 Jul 2013      Long List Applicants Contacted

12 Aug 2013    Short List Applicants Contacted

01 Sep 2013     Winner Announced

More details and apply here

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