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Incubation Program

What is the purpose?

UnLtd India’s Theory of Change is that social entrepreneurs will sustain and scale if they get an enabling ecosystem in their early stages. Through our Incubation Program, we provide our social entrepreneurs opportunities to maximise their potential as entrepreneurs and leaders to accelerate the growth of their organisations and deliver high-impact.

What can I expect?

We personalise our Program as each idea is unique and every entrepreneur is on a different growth trajectory. Our Incubation Program provides one-on-one coaching, access to mentors and funders, and peer learning. To know more, click here

Is there any preference for specific ideas, problems or sectors?

No, we are open to any idea that solves a pressing socio-economic issue in India.

Does the Incubation Program provide funding?

Yes, we believe that passion drives an idea, but money sustains it. Hence a certain amount of financial support is provided depending on the life-stage of your organisation.

How does UnLtd India define a social entrepreneur?

We believe a social entrepreneur is any individual who is taking action to create positive social change by setting up an NGO (Section 8, Trust, Society) or a Social Enterprise (LLP, Pvt. Ltd, OPC, Partnership, Sole Proprietorship)

Is there a fee charged for the Incubation Program?

The program is completely free and is designed to help social entrepreneurs grow in all aspects.

Application Process

What is the eligibility criteria of the Incubation Program?

You can read more about our selection criteria in detail here

When does the application process take place?

Applications for our incubation program open in the 1st week of April every year for the July Cohort. 

Our applications for this year are closed. Please stay tuned to our social media channels for the announcement of the next application cycle.

Due to the uncertainty of travel and social distancing norms, the selection process will be conducted virtually.

For how many years can I be a part of the Incubation Program?

You can be a part of the Program for a maximum of 3 years in the Test & Build Level, and 1 year in the Grow Level.

I am not a registered organisation and haven’t decided on a model. Can I still apply?

UnLtd India supports founders of only registered organisations under its incubation program.

I am still at an idea stage. Can I apply?

Yes. You need to have completed a pilot of your idea in order to be eligible for our Incubation Program.  You can read more about our different levels of support here

I am currently a one-member team. Can I apply?

Yes. We will help you grow your organisation over a period of time.

I have applied to UnLtd India before. Can I re-apply?

If you haven’t been selected the first time around, don’t be discouraged, you can apply again.
If you have been a part of the Incubation Program before, depending on the life-stage of your organisation, you can reapply.

Can I submit 2 applications for 2 different ideas?

No. You will have to submit the idea you are more inclined towards.

Can I apply if I am not the Founder/Co-Founder of the idea/organisation?

Unfortunately, no. Our Program is solely designed for Founders/Co-Founders. The Application allows for upto 3 Co-Founders named as  Primary Applicant and 2 Co-Founders.

I am working on the idea part-time. Can I apply?

To be eligible to our Program, you must be working full-time or if part-time (3 days or more a week) on your program     

Our operations have stopped due to the current global pandemic. Can I apply for support?

You can apply to our program if you have pivoted your model or have a strong plan of action to mobilise funds and resources in the next 2 months.