Updated Sep 11, 2018CLOSED

iPITCH: Villgro

Offered by Villgro

iPitch is all about investment for impact! It is not a business plan competition, but a hunt to invest in India’s most unconventional enterprises that are solving pressing societal problems in a profitable and scalable manner

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GrantType
CLOSEDSep 21, 2018Deadline
Up to ₹3,000,000Amount
24Duration(Months)

Mandatory Requirements

StageStage 3: Proof of Concept and Stage 4: Transition to Scale
Created inIndia
Implemented in:
RegionN/A
CountryIndia
Focus AreasAgriculture
Education
Economic Growth and Trade
Health
Energy
Technology

India currently faces some of the most pressing global challenges like unemployment, lack of affordable healthcare and quality education, among others. The need of the hour is to find bold, unconventional, profitable and scalable solutions to these problems. Rising to the occasion to fill this gap is the role of social enterprises! They show the potential to innovate, become profitable and truly scale. However, they need investment support and much beyond that, in terms of mentoring and deep networks to be able to grow and better India. Villgro is back with the second edition of iPitch to enable just that!


Enterprises in the sectors of Agribusiness, Healthcare, Education, Skill Development, ICT, Livelihoods and Energy.

Other Requirements

Target BeneficiariesEnterprises that have an affordable and accessible product/service creating direct and tangible impact on the lives of the underserved and poor.Enterprises that are based anywhere in India and have the potential to scale across the country. We are particularly excited about enterprises that are serving or are potentially going to serve the Lower Income States like Rajasthan, Madhya Pradesh, Uttar Pradesh, Odisha, Bihar, Jharkhand, Chattisgarh & West Bengal

Management Team

Enterprises with a competent and committed founding team. We look for founders with impeccable execution capabilities, who can inspire confidence among investors and other stakeholders

Potential for ScaleEnterprises that have an affordable and accessible product/service creating direct and tangible impact on the lives of the underserved and poor

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