ORF Incubator

ORF promotes efforts that are locally grown and grounded in economic equity, in which technology, innovation and compelling storytelling yield transformative solutions for our most marginalized community members. We use three main approaches to build a eco-system of social impact:
We work at the forefront of innovation, developing and experimenting with solutions that reflect how people actually make decisions and take action. And we’re applying what we discover to help organizations and institutions enhance the impact of their policies, programs, products, and services.
We’re committed not only to identifying promising solutions to tough problems, but also scaling them to impact as many lives as possible. We approach all our work with an eye toward scaling, and also have created initiatives such as a venture studio and policy lab, to ensure as broad an impact as possible.
We help leaders, policymakers, and practitioners apply evidence-based behavioural insights to meet their goals by creating in-person and online learning formats, from executive seminars to multi-day master classes, and providing tools to help practitioners build capacity, apply our innovation approach, and evaluate its impact.
The Alumni Leadership Incubator is a step towards creating change leaders who can drive systemic transformation in the ecosystem of impact and sustainability. ORF helps early stage social ventures by leveraging the experience and expertise to scale up to deliver sustained impact through funding, handholding, networking and growing

Odisha Rising Entrepreneur accelerator programs are specifically designed to help social entrepreneurs create and grow sustainable for-purpose businesses. Whether you’re in ideation phase or already in operation, a pit stop at a social enterprise accelerator is a great way to fast track your progress.

In general, these programs offer a combination of access to experienced entrepreneurs and mentors, business model refinement, start-up capital, and the opportunity to pitch to potential investors.


Odisha Rising Fellowship is an immersive, 6-month volunteer service program matching young professionals with development organizations worldwide. Fellows work on scalable and sustainable development projects in the fields of Education, Employment, Emergency, Environment and Empowerment.

The Odisha Rising Fellowship helps shaping the next generation of leaders committed to positive change while also strengthening civil society in the state and outside.

ORF believes in creating local impact leaders so that the opportunity may be accessible and reachable to the poorest of the poor in the state.

It provides each impact leaders under its – Odisha Rising Fellowship with the most contemporary and progressive leadership techniques, skills & methods to enable them to lead for the agenda, both at the Fellowship event and afterwards.