Action For India

Action For India

Our mission is to help young social innovators in India scale their enterprises. Through high-profile events, networking and collaborative dialogue AFI mobilizes growth resources that are critical but often hard-to-get for these social entrepreneurs.

We are pleased to offer our first ever Growth Prize competition to support the growth of social entrepreneurs in India. Prizes (Rs 5 lakh and free business services) will be awarded to five participating social entrepreneurs working in India who demonstrate the best use of technology in scaling their ventures in the June 1- Dec 1 six month period. The prizes will be awarded - one each - in the education, healthcare, agriculture, energy and livelihoods sectors January 19, 2013 at our National Forum.

Competitions

Action For India's Growth Prize Competition

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  • May 1 - June 30
  • July 1
  • December 31
  • January 2013
  • January 19, 2013
  • Changeshop Entry
    Period
  • Growth Prize
    Competition Begins
  • Growth Prize
    Competition Ends
  • Judging
  • Winners announced
    at the AFI Forum

Competition Participants: Agriculture

  • India
    Kisan Shakti is a GSM based motor controller, which allows the farmer to control the agricultural motor using his mobile or landline from the comforts of his...
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  • India
    Digital Green works towards improving food security and alleviating rural poverty. It does this by producing and disseminating videos by farmers, for farmers,...
    17
  • India
    The innovation has been focused to rich people since many years but nothing has been done to reduce the drudgery of working class people. through this design i...
    2
  • India
    Kisan Raja is a revolutionary device(invented and manufactured by Vinfinet Technologies Pvt. Ltd.) that helps to bring the fruits of technology to rural India...
    4

Competition Participants: Education

  • India
    Know Your Vote is a non-partisan, not-for-profit organization started by college students who recognized the need for more civic and political awareness...
  • India
    OSCAR Foundation- Organization for Social Change Awareness & Responsibility is registered under Bombay Public Trust Act,1950.Regt no.E27420 (Mum) a not –...
    2
  • India
    Pangaea Project brings social change to schools in India through raising awareness, self-introspection, and creating projects to abolish marginalization....
    1
  • India
    Mobile Science Laboratory (M S L) M S L is a project aimed at preparing movable scientific laboratory to build up and develop the future Indian Students’ mind...

Competition Participants: Energy

  • India
    Working: A solid Glass globe mounted on concrete columns concentrates sunlight by method of refraction without using a sun tracking device.
  • India
    Urja Unlimited provides solar energy business solutions to rural entrepreneurs, empowering them to earn livelihoods through providing solar energy to rural...
    3
  • India
    Greenlight Planet’s mission is to bring life-changing technology solutions to developing world households. We design and distribute solar-powered lanterns to...
  • India
    ONergy is for-profit social enterprise providing decentralized energy solutions to rural households impacting over 50,000 lives since April 2010. We provide...
    2

Competition Participants: Healthcare

  • India
    Phone Accessible Voice Portal for Community Media to Enable Participation in Democracy through Communication and Dialogue.
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  • India
    The main focus is on improving the public health, reaching out to the poor and needy sections of the society both in rural and urban India.
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  • India
    Under the current state of the WHO DOTS program, there is no method to verify the reliability of an institution’s tuberculosis drug adherence. To remedy this,...
  • India
    Forus Health as the name stands for means Affordable health "For us". Our vision is to provide affordable technology solutions including new products that...
    3

Competition Participants: Other

  • India
    Our non-profit organization aims to revive traditional arts and crafts and alleviate the existing poverty level in the villages with a focus on sustainable...
  • India
    Mission Statement: Encourage, Enable and Empower Every Citizen of India to Eliminate Corruption at All Levels of Society Motivation and objective behind the...
    1
  • India
    Founded in May, 2009 Tana Bana Marketing Pvt Ltd dared to think what others could not- based out of Bhagalpur, a town in Bihar & yet thinking and working...
    1
  • India
    We enable world-class supply chain management in the "first- and last-mile" using only the resources already at hand. In rapidly industrializing regions of...

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We know that India is full of ingenious and resilient entrepreneurs working at the grassroots level to solve urgent social problems in a variety of...
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Mon, 06/18/2012 - 06:29

AFI Growth Prize Competition now publicized in the Think Change India network: http://www.thinkchangeindia.org/2012/06/16/action-for-india-launches-a-b...

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Tue, 06/05/2012 - 09:20

Action For India together with Ashoka Changemakers® will host a #SocEntChat on scaling innovations particularly for early stage social entrepreneurs or aspiring innovators on Wednesday, June 6th, 2012 from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. IST (@ Indian Standard Time). To join, log on to twitter and use hashtag #scalinginnov.

Topic of the #SocEntChat: Scaling Early Stage Social Innovations in India
Shortcut to the tweet room: http://tweetchat.com/room/SocEntChat

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Fri, 06/01/2012 - 08:43

DEADLINE EXTENDED TO JUNE 18. We heard that many folks were struggling to complete their Changeshops by June 1 so the entry period has been extended to June 18. PLEASE REMEMBER TO SUBMIT AN ENTRY FORM from the orange button at the top of this page once your Changeshop is complete. Both items must be in place to enter the competition. Thanks.

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Fri, 05/04/2012 - 10:09

Welcome to AFI's Growth Prize Competition! To participate build a Changeshop and submit an entry form by June 1st. Post any questions here, or send to info@actionforindia.org. Thank you!