Creating Social
Intrapreneurs with IDEX

The IDEX Accelerator is a six-month fellowship program launched by Gray Matters Capital in 2010. We run two fellowship cycles, one in January and the other in July every year.

We have transformed from a pilot project of 10 fellows to a global initiative with 300+ alumni representing over 23 nationalities.

The program is tailored for aspiring social enterprise practitioners from around the world to become changemakers supporting and leading the development of scalable solutions in fields as disparate as health, education, renewable energy and environment.

To know more about our Fellowship Program,
visit the IDEX Accelerator website

The IDEX Impact

The IDEX Impact
The IDEX Impact
The IDEX Impact
The IDEX Impact

The IDEX Experience in a Nutshell

The exciting, high intensity and hands-on immersive experience of every IDEX Fellow is centered around:

Curated Curriculum

Curated Curriculum

IDEX Fellows will undertake 24 weeks of custom developed curriculum modules providing a baseline understanding of focus areas such as Impact Assessment, Social Innovation, Advocacy and Outreach, and Resource Mobilization. This curriculum is self-paced and is delivered through a combination of short readings and curated content with a minimum time commitment of 96 hours during the program.

Coaching in Monthly Capacity Building Mentoring Workshops

Coaching in Monthly Capacity Building Mentoring Workshops

To accompany each module, fellows will participate in four full-day capacity building workshops over the course of their fellowship led by Subject Matter Experts (SMEs) and Mentors-in-Residence who are seasoned professionals and thought leaders in their respective fields.

Social Enterprise Placement

Social Enterprise Placement

For six months, fellows work full-time with one of IDEX’s partner social enterprises in Bengaluru (India) as a key staff member working on projects, interacting with stakeholders and grappling first-hand with complex issues being addressed by these enterprises.

At the end of the 6 months, the fellows earn a

Professional Certification in Social Enterprise.


IDEX provides the following merit-based funding to the most promising fellows who demonstrate a commitment and passion to continue working in the social enterprise sector post fellowship.

IDEX Scholarship Fund

A partial scholarship that covers $ 500 - $ 2000 of the tuition fees extended to select fellows participating in the IDEX Accelerator program.

InvestWISE Scholarship Fund

As part of its commitment to investing in the transformational power of women leadership, IDEX launched the InvestWISE initiative with an objective to train more women for leadership positions and rebalance gender scales at workplaces. IDEX awards a scholarship of $ 2,500 to select women fellows with the goal of empowering and training future women intrapreneurs.

To get details of the IDEX Accelerator tuition fees and to apply for the scholarships, CLICK HERE

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What we look for in an IDEX Fellow

IDEX thrives on the spirit of community which explains why our fellowship experience is centered around the ‘Cohort’. Based on our experience of conducting the program for the last 8 years, we have identified some key qualities that let us know if we make a good fit for you

Based on Personality

  • Passionate about social enterprises and improving quality of life of the underserved
  • Seeking a self-directed fellowship experience
  • Can thrive in a start-up environment and adapt to a resource constrained environment
  • Embrace ambiguity and learn through people, experiences and self-reflection

Based on Qualification

  • Have a Bachelors or Masters degree in any field prior to the start of the program
  • Proficiency in written and spoken English
  • A minimum 1 to 3 years of professional work experience
  • Ability to secure an Indian Business Visa for a minimum period of 6 months

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Any Queries?

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