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.

NIDHI Social Accelerator Program

NIDHI Social Accelerator supported by NSTEDB DST aims to identify and select 15 startups creating innovative solutions in Agribusiness, Healthcare & Climate Action. In doing so, NIDHI Social Accelerator’s vision is to enable startups to achieve their goal — of a developed, refined and strengthened go-to-market & finance strategy within a total 6 months period.

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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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TANSEED 3.0

The program provides pre-incubation and acceleration of early-stage startups across Tamil Nadu, to make them investible and raise follow-on funding. TANSEED is designed to support inclusive innovations, both technological and business process-oriented, that have a positive social and economic impact on people.

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MoHUA – AFD Swachhata Startup Challenge

This challenge supported by Ministry of Housing and Urban Affairs (MoHUA) and AFD (Agence Française de Développement) will support innovative startups with scalable business and dignified job-creating models by providing them financial capacity building and go-to-market support.

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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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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

323

Enterprises incubated

₹671Million

Seed funding deployed

84

Women-led enterprises incubated

4922

Direct Jobs Created

₹4Billion

Follow-on funding raised

20Million

Lives impacted