Villgro Villgro funds and incubates early-stage, innovation-based, for-profit social enterprises that have significant impact on the lives of India’s poor.
Accelerator; Investment Fund
Villgro is India's oldest and foremost social enterprise incubator. We fund and incubate early-stage, innovation-based, for-profit social enterprises that have significant impact on the lives of India’s poor.
Since 2001, Villgro has incubated 103 such enterprises, generated around 4000 jobs, secured Rs 873 million in follow-on funding, and touched over 6.8 million rural lives.
FUNDING TYPES AND CRITERIA
INTERESTED IN THESE SECTORS
Agriculture; Clean and Green Technology; Education; Employment, Livelihood, Income Generation; Energy; Health; Sanitation, Waste Management
- 2) Idea
- 3) Prototype/ Pilot
- 4) Early Customer Traction, Revenue
- 5) Starting to See Strong Revenue Traction
social vs. financial return preference
- 1: Social Return First
Types of entities
- For Profit
providing funding for these regions
- Grants / Donations
- Rev Share / Quasi Equity