2017 Accelerator Program


In 2017, Upaya is launching a focused accelerator program to support a larger number of entrepreneurs and their business ideas. The workshops will be held over a 6-month period, starting in April 2017. The workshops will culminate in an Investor Showcase, which will put entrepreneurs directly in front of impact investors and other potential partners. 

Our first program theme focuses on companies that provide job placement, particularly through formalizing informal sectors. In selecting participants for our first cohort, we have prioritized companies that demonstrate strong potential to create hundreds, if not thousands, of dignified and reliable jobs. 

I am confident that with the help of the program, we together will be able to build a scalable for-profit enterprise along with impacting thousands at the bottom of pyramid.
— Saral, The Shoe Men