Upaya Accelerator Program


Upaya's focused accelerator program allows us to support a larger number of entrepreneurs and their business ideas. Workshops are typically held over a 4-month period and culminate in an Investor Showcase, which puts entrepreneurs directly in front of impact investors and other potential partners. Out of each accelerator cohort, Upaya selects one to three businesses in which to make investments. 

When selecting participants for our cohorts, Upaya prioritizes companies that demonstrate strong potential to create hundreds, if not thousands, of dignified and reliable jobs for people in their communities, helping to lift those jobholders, and their families, out of extreme poverty.

Watch the video above to hear from the entrepreneurs is Upaya's first cohort talk about their experience and the benefits they gained from the accelerator program.
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, Upaya Accelerator Cohort 1

Meet the companies from our first cohort