Our seed financing and incubation support is designed to help you develop as a leader and successfully launch your social venture
Our programme offers a year long package of:
Hands-on coaching and training: on business and financial planning, fundraising, legal structures, governance, marketing and HR management
High-value connections: linking you with mentors, peers and experts in their field, and further funders and investors
Seed funding: to pay for critical early start-up costs and support for your venture as you build it to a sustainable level
We have three levels of support:
Level 1 support is designed for you to start or pilot a new initiative, usually part-time over and above your day job: this encompasses up to Rs. 1.2 Lakhs of seed funding, along with an average of 160 hours of hands-on support over the course of a year.
Level 2 support is designed to propel your existing high-potential early-stage project towards greater impact and sustainability: this encompasses up to Rs. 3 Lakhs of further funding, along with an average of 220 hours of hands-on support over a year.
Growth Challenge (previously called Level 3) is designed to provide social entrepreneurs operating for-profit OR non-profit ventures which have a proven model and are now looking to scale. We provide focused, high-level inputs to build the capacity of the founders and their venture for scale, along with financial support to help the organization embark on its growth journey. For non-profit ventures we offer grant funding of up to Rs. 12 lakhs. For for-profit ventures we offer quasi equity funding of up to Rs. 20 lakhs. Our Growth Challenge Social Business Fund is a joint initiative between UnLtd India, Social Entrepreneurs Trust, the Edmond de Rothschild Foundations, and the Marshall Foundation.
Every new organisation faces challenges. Every day you wake up and there are more headaches, more things that will go wrong, more cash flow issues. But the peers we work with at UnLtd India give us the confidence to continue.
- Will Muir, Equal Community Foundation
The incubation team has helped me put systems in place and boost my targeted budget from 1 to 7 lakh rupees. Interacting with other investees has pushed me to think about my community and approach partnerships in new ways. Other investees think big, so I do too.
- Ashok Rathod, Oscar
For us, UnLtd India's support in mentoring, vision building, building our capacity to deliver, moving from a particular level to the next level, as a business, as an enterprise -- I think those are the big things.
- Vijaya Pastala, Under the Mango Tree
I am infected by the energy of UnLtd India investees. They are extremely passionate about the cause they choose and go after it with all seriousness. I have truly enjoyed working with them.
- Amitabh Mall, Principal at The Boston Consulting Group
The support from UnLtd India has pushed my team to develop more innovate methods of teaching. Personally, I'm much more confident in pitching my idea, identifying the support I need and then asking others for real guidance.
- Ramesh Joshi, Aashansh
"Unreasonable Visionaries" is the term I use for UnLtd India investees. They are visionaries with a passion for change and are unreasonable because they refuse to accept obstacles in their course. I am extremely happy with my decision to be on the panel.
- Suman Srivastava, Former CEO at Euro RSCG
Going into this, I had no management experience; I didn't know how to run an organization. That's where UnLtd India's support has been invaluable.