Who are we?

Villgro is one of India’s pioneering incubators of social enterprises. We believe that innovation and market based models are powerful solutions to alleviating poverty and creating social impact at scale. We have spent the last 20 years perfecting our incubation model towards this goal.

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Focus Sectors

We have built intelligence and expertise in three main sectors.


Improving health outcomes at the Bottom of the Pyramid through affordable, accessible and innovative solutions.

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Building resilience of the farmer as well as the farming supply chain.

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Climate Action

Combining climate change mitigation with economic resilience through innovative technology solutions.

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Current Programs

We run the following main programs.

Innovators for Bharat : Climate Resilient Agricultural Livelihoods

Innovators for Bharat: Climate Resilient Agricultural Livelihoods is a program to provide incubation support to high-potential startups to create a pan-India impact on agricultural livelihoods and make smallholder farmers resilient to climate change.

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EMPOWER Her Journey

The Empower programme, in partnership with UNDP, will support women entrepreneurs with technical knowledge on business acceleration and guidance on digital transformation tools.

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TVARAN: Accelerating Women Entrepreneurs driving Climate Resilience

TVARAN is a 10-month-long unique market access program launched by Villgro and an initiative by Cisco Corporate Social Responsibility to accelerate women entrepreneurs driving innovative solutions in Climate Action.

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Sustainable Mobility Challenge

The ‘Sustainable Mobility Challenge’ is a multi-pronged program targeting startups and enterprises at different stages of maturity who are focussed on solving problems related to sustainable mobility. 

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Climate Smart Agriculture

The Climate Smart Agriculture Program aims to support startups working to mitigate the environmental footprint of Indian Agriculture by using technology to reduce the use of inputs, water and emissions from agricultural activities while increasing productivity.

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Yash Entrepreneurs Program

The Program, supported by USAID’s MOMENTUM Country and Global Leadership: India-Yash, envisions creating a strong ecosystem of mid to late-stage investment-ready enterprises, addressing critical challenges in the Sexual and Reproductive Health space.



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Startup India Seed Fund Scheme

The Startup India Seed Fund Scheme (SISFS) aims to provide financial assistance to startups for proof of concept, prototype development, product trials, market entry, and commercialization.

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Scaling Impact via Invention Based Enterprises

We discover and support invention based enterprises which are transforming lives at scale. Over the past fifteen years, we have…

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Powering Livelihoods (in partnership with CEEW)

We aim to catalyze India’s rural economy through clean energy based solutions that create jobs, improve productivity and quality of life; while being environment…

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Technologies for Collective Good in Agricultural Water Use

We discover and help scale breakthrough technologies that conserve and manage water in agriculture ; and support business…

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BIRAC-BioNest (in partnership with MSMF)

We support pioneering healthcare entrepreneurs with physical space, access to specialized equipment and access to…

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The BIRAC Social Innovation Immersion Program will support a cohort of innovators to understand and discover problems in India and mentor them to create viable products and services to solve them…

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ShelterTech & Housing Accelerator Program

The ShelterTech program aims to support the incubation and launch of high-impact, highly-scalable, innovation-based sustainable & affordable housing startups registered in India. The program is run by Villgro Innovation Foundations and funded by Habitat for Humanity International, Inc – Terwilliger Center for Innovation in ShelterTech.

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Learn about the Villgro Way to Incubation

If you have an innovative solution that has the potential to create impact at scale then apply now for incubation. Get access to seed funding, mentoring and industry experts among other benefits.

Our Impact


Enterprises incubated


Seed funding deployed


Women-led enterprises incubated


Direct Jobs Created


Follow-on funding raised


Lives impacted

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