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Village Capital Democratizing Entrepreneurship.

Accelerator / Incubator

OVERVIEW

Description

Since 2009, we have supported over 400 companies across the US, East Africa, India, China, Brazil, the Netherlands and the UK solving major problems in financial services, energy, agriculture, education, and health—the most of any global organization serving businesses who seek to have a positive impact on society. To date, graduate enterprises have created 6,000 jobs, raised more than $80 million in follow on funding, and served 6 million customers worldwide, including over 3 million customers living in poverty.

PROGRAM DETAILS AND REQUIREMENTS

Program Details

Village Capital offers programs for early-stage startups working on innovations in 5 sectors: agriculture, health, energy, education, and financial inclusion. Approximately 12 entrepreneurs are selected through a competitive process to participate. Sector-specific mentorship is delivered in person during three four-day sessions over the course of 3 months, with regular webinars and check-ins in between. At the end of every program, the entrepreneurs rank each other and the top two each receive a $50,000 investment and become part of Village Capital's investment portfolio, and all participating ventures become part of Village Capital's global alumni network.

For more Information

www.vilcap.com/apply

SUPPORTING VENTURES IN THESE SECTORS

  • Agriculture
  • Clean and Green Technology
  • Education
  • Environment, Climate Change
  • Financial Serv./Inclusion, Microfinance
  • Health
  • Natural Resources / Conservation
  • Water

supporting ventures in these regions

  • Global

TYPES OF COMPANIES ACCEPTED

  • For Profit