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.

Healthcare

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

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Agriculture

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.

IPPF YSVF Innovation Challenge for Family Planning & Maternal Health

The program aims to discover start-ups and youth innovators who are creating tech-driven solutions that address youth sexual and reproductive health issues, focused around contraception and maternal health.

 

 

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Enabling COVID Resilience – An Accelerator program by Villgro & GIZ

Villgro has partnered with GIZ to scout and support 10 startups creating innovations in agriculture and healthcare that address challenges arising out of COVID-19 pandemic.

 

 

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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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BIRAC -SPARSH Centre

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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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

323

Enterprises incubated

₹671Million

Seed funding deployed

84

Women-led enterprises incubated

4922

Direct Jobs Created

₹4Billion

Follow-on funding raised

20Million

Lives impacted