Accelerator

Upaya Social Ventures Partners with Villgro to Incubate and Invest in Job-Creating Social Enterprises Through Villgro’s iPitch 2019

Upaya has partnered with Villgro as an Investment Partner for Villgro’s iPitch 2019 program. iPitch is a discovery program aimed an identifying the most impactful social ventures in India.

Upaya Social Ventures Selects 11 Social Enterprises for its 2019 Livelihoods Accelerator Cohort

Upaya Social Ventures announced today the 11 companies that have been selected for its third accelerator program. All 11 social enterprises show the potential to create jobs at scale for the extreme poor in India. They represent cities across India and operate in a diverse range of industries from rural manufacturing to tourism.

Where are the Jobs? Findings and Insights from Upaya’s Accelerator Application Process

Where are the Jobs? Findings and Insights from Upaya’s Accelerator Application Process

What can the applications for Upaya’s accelerator program tell us about the early-stage companies that are creating jobs for people in extreme poverty? Upaya’s India Country Director, Amit Alex, takes a closer look at the pool of applicants to answer a pressing question in India today: Where are the jobs?

This Entrepreneur Aims to Restore Pride In Farming And Vitality to Mother Earth

This Entrepreneur Aims to Restore Pride In Farming And Vitality to Mother Earth

Looking at the glaring gaps in the organic farming ecosystem in West Bengal, Ekta Jaju started an organic company called ONganic in 2015 with a vision to create better livelihoods for farmers, health & wellness for consumers and a sustainable planet.

Two Brothers on a Mission to Create Sustainable Livelihoods

Two Brothers on a Mission to Create Sustainable Livelihoods

The Taank Brothers aim to create self-sustaining employment opportunities by helping tribal farmers farm and sell Kadaknath poultry on a commercial level. Read more about their aptly named social enterprise, TaankBrothers Ventures. >>