2019 UPAYA SOCIAL VENTURES ACCELERATOR PROGRAM
Upaya Social Ventures invests in early-stage entrepreneurs who share our mission of fighting poverty through job creation. By creating dignified jobs for those in extreme poverty, we aim to provide a hand up, not a handout, to those who need it most. To date, the companies in Upaya's investment portfolio have created over 13,000 jobs for people living in extreme poverty.
Upaya's 2019 accelerator program is focused on identifying and investing in businesses that create jobs (full-time, part-time or income enhancement) for the poorest of poor. We have selected 11 entrepreneurs who are working to scale their early-stage job-creating companies with investments and consulting support.
mEET THE eNTREPRENEURS
Over the course of the 2019 Accelerator Program, we’ll introduce the entrepreneurs behind the participating social enterprises in our weekly Entrepreneur Spotlight blog series. Check back again soon as we release more Q&As with our Cohort 3 entrepreneurs!