Identifying and partnering with key stakeholders is crucial for the program to create tangible on-ground impact. Leveraging the partnerships network from KREA and LEAD, these partners will help in multiple avenues such as identification and piloting in the target customer segment, help in providing access and integration to their existing products and services, donors or sponsors, educational and research institutes, corporate partners, startup ecosystem players, investors etc.
On-ground data generated through research partners, shall feed into the Catalyst AIC Incubator to help participating entrepreneurs develop and further improvise their products according to their target segment. The products shall then be piloted by leveraging various implementation partners that are brought on board during the length of the program.
SAHAJ has been working towards its mission of “empowering tribal women by providing livelihood opportunities and choices for earning and living a better life” since 2001 as an established organization. Sahaj provides off-farm income generation opportunities to the rural women of Gujarat by making use of their handicraft skills and creating a niche market for tribal handicrafts.
Sirohi provides income opportunities to women without a formal education who are from marginalised populations in Western India, by understanding and leveraging their existing craft skills, to make sustainable ‘marketable’ products for a global buyer, that are made from waste & salvaged materials locally generated in their region.
The URMUL Rural Health, Research and Development Trust, Bikaner was initiated by URMUL Dairy (Uttari Rajasthan Cooperative Milk Union Ltd.), Bikaner in 1983. URMUL Trust represents a family of organizations working towards social and economic change in the lives of the people in the harsh, inhospitable and interior regions of western Rajasthan.
TiE Rajasthan under the aegis of TiE Global is working as a not for profit making organisation since year 2002 in Rajasthan. Over 200 members of TiE Rajasthan represent different sectors of the industry and are working towards a common goal of fostering entrepreneurship.
Jaipur Rugs is a family business that combines the pursuit of profit with the spreading of kindness in a way that benefits all of its stakeholders: consumers and their families, the artisans and their families, employees, suppliers, the buyers and channels they work with.
Rajasthan Angel Innovators’ Network (RAIN) is a group of Angel investors in Jaipur interested in investing in early stage businesses, which have a potential to create scale. The members of the RAIN have had prior entrepreneurial and/or strong operational experience that they wish to bring to early stage businesses.
Upaya identifies early-stage businesses with the greatest potential for job creation in the world’s most vulnerable communities. Through investments, they help entrepreneurs grow their businesses and create jobs that lift families out of extreme poverty.