Updated Jan 20, 2018

Villgro Incubation

Offered by Villgro

Villgro works with early-stage for-profit businesses that have an impact on the lives of the poor in India. Our risk-taking ability allows us to invest in social enterprises at the prototyping and product development phase up to early growth. Villgro works with enterprises until the business has stabilized and exits once it is investable and scalable.

Apply on Funding Site
Open Year RoundDeadline
Up to ₹6,500,000Amount

Mandatory Requirements

StageStage 3: Proof of Concept and Stage 4: Transition to Scale
Implemented In:
Focus AreasHealth
We support companies that are in the process of developing theirproduct/ services or conducting pilots and haveearly customer traction.

Other Requirements

Target Beneficiaries
We value enterprises that have direct and tangible impact
on the lives of the poor. Your product or service should be
sustainable, affordable and accessible.
Management TeamWe look for a founder or team that is passionate and committed,
has the right set of skills to execute their ideas, and the ability to
inspire confidence among future stakeholders.
Potential for ScaleWe look for teams that understand the product-market fitand are creating solutions for large target markets
across different geographies.
Are you creating an innovative solution to a critical problem?
Your product or service should be 'need-to-have'
rather than 'nice-to-have'

We support for-profit companies that have viablerevenue streams and have the potential to achieve
financial sustainability in long run.

Application Directions

When you submit an application online, present information that will help us understand the company better. Make sure your solution/innovation, business model, social impact and team background and knowledge are clearly articulated in the application form.

Apply online here

Application And Awards Process

Application Process
Apply through the online portal

Preliminary Assessment
If there is a fit with our incubation mandate, we will set up a short call to learn more about the solution, the team and the company, and help you better understand our services. We will also do some background research – look at the market, competition, business feasibility and risks.

Due Diligence
After we mutually agree to proceed, we will go on site visits, dive deeper into the business and financial model, speak to a variety of stakeholders so we know the ins and outs of the company. This will help us determine a funding and support mechanism for the enterprise, along with milestones, risks and mitigation strategies.

Investment Committee
Finally, you will present to an investment committee that will make a final decision on incubation/investment. The committee will consider a pitch from the entrepreneurial team as well as an assessment from the Villgro team before making a final recommendation.

Past Funded Innovations Of Villgro Incubation

JUL 2018
  • $400,000PENDING
    1. TITLEIncreasing Artisan Supply Base, Building Artisan Capacity, Incorporating technology to source products in real time to bulk buyers across the globe directly from our artisan network
    2. TYPEEquity
    3. FOCUS AREASTechnology and Inclusion
    4. IMPLEMENTED INTechnology and Inclusion
    5. FUNDINGVillgro Incubation
    6. ORGANIZATIONSIntellecap, VillgroIntellecap, Villgro
    Apply on Funding Site