The Artha Venture Challenge is a national competition run by the Artha Platform to find the most ambitious, early stage social entrepreneurs in India. We are looking for people with big ideas who can build successful ventures to deliver social impact at scale.

We are looking to select a cohort of up to 15 social entrepreneurs who will get the opportunity to pitch for up to USD 100K of funding if matched by the equivalent or more in co-investment. In addition the cohort will get access to first class business support, networks and mentoring designed to keep pace with the fastest growing social ventures.

We also aim to strengthen the social investment market by using the Artha Venture Challenge to attract new impact investors who are willing to bring much needed early stage, patient capital to the market.

2014-15 Finalists