Be! Fund invests in young entrepreneurs in India, age 18-29, to pioneer businesses that solve problems they face in their lives. From water to waste, energy to shelter and crime, we believe young people who have grown up in poverty have enterprise solutions to the problems they face; they have just never been given the chance to solve them. We invest in businesses designed and proposed by young people who live in poverty.
We ask young people to apply to the Be! Fund through our partner’s mass media campaigns: Be! Movies aired on national television each ask young people to submit their enterprise ideas to the Be! Fund by calling or sending an SMS.
Young people who fulfill our criteria are taken through three levels of interviews, and they build a business plan that is then presented to the Investment Committee. If they succeed they receive an investment (not a loan).
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