Knowledge partners

Acumen Fund
Acumen Fund is a non-profit global venture fund that uses entrepreneurial approaches to solve the problems of poverty. Its aim is to help build financially sustainable organizations that deliver affordable goods and services that improve the lives of the poor.
 
  
Ennovent
Ennovent promotes for-profit innovations for sustainability at the base of the economic pyramid. We assist entrepreneurs, investors and experts to discover, finance and scale up the best solutions in energy, water, food, health and education. Our services help spot the best innovations globally, invest financial resources and provide support to maximize social, economic and environmental impact.

For more on information visit www.ennovent.com
 
The Global Shapers Community
The Global Shapers Community is a network of city-based Hubs developed and led by young leaders between 20 and 30 years old who want to develop their leadership potential towards serving society. To that end, Hubs undertake local projects to improve their communities.
Shapers are highly motivated individuals who have a great potential for future leadership roles in society. They are selected on the basis of their achievements, leadership potential, and commitment to make a difference. Through the Global Shapers Community, Shapers are provided with opportunities to connect with the worldwide network of Global Shapers, to network with other World Economic Forum communities, and to represent the voice of youth at World Economic Forum events. Shapers are united by a common desire to channel the members’ tremendous energy and enthusiasm into building a more peaceful and inclusive world.
The Global Shapers Community is one of several multi-stakeholder communities at the World Economic Forum. Other communities include the Young Global Leaders, the Global Agenda Councils, and the Schwab Foundation for Social Entrepreneurs.

 


Villgro
Villgro transforms rural lives by identifying and incubating innovative product and service ideas. Since inception in 2001, Villgro has activated close to 2000 innovations and impacted more than 3.6 lakh rural lives. Villgro actively promotes social entrepreneurship and works with different stakeholders to create and support an eco-system that enables this. The mass transformation movement spawned by Villgro, has a singular objective: to create a prosperous rural India, buzzing with ideas for growth.

 
DLabs
We are a business incubator at The Indian School of Business. We leverage an immersive and transformative Human-Centered Design (HCD) process to build the next generation of companies
This incubator has been set up by the Indian School of Business (ISB) with the objective of strengthening entrepreneurship and fostering innovation among the young in India including its student and alumni community. ISB will support the activities of DLabs through its faculty and research expertise by providing guidance, knowledge and mentorship to the entrepreneurs whose ventures are selected for incubation.
HA facilitates investment from seasoned angel investors into promising and high growth companies. HA investors are leading venture capitalists, entrepreneurs and business leaders, who, with their financial and business acumen, are committed to providing support to the rapidly growing Indian start-up ecosystem. Although based out of Hyderabad, HA source investment opportunities from all over India and work closely with other Angel Networks, early stage VCs, Accelerators and Incubators.