Investing Partners

Our Social-Impact Partners for The 7th iDiya Challenge

Villgro iDiya Partnership

The Bootcamp finalists will win a chance for incubation funding through the Villgro Incubation Programme.

All iDiya Bootcamp finalists will automatically be shortlisted* for incubation support from the Villgro Innovations Foundation, which includes up to $80,000 in seed funding and other support services. Villgro and ISB iDiya have partnered to provide incubation services for the best business ideas in Agriculture, Energy, Water and Dairy sector which have the potential to impact rural households. Incubation services include Seed funding, Pilot marketing services, Support in Board Formation, Providing Talent, Support in Raising External Investments to name a few.

(Only teams that are selected for the iDiya bootcamp are eligible for this opportunity. The decision to provide seed funding and incubation support is at the sole discretion of Villgro and is subject to the entry meeting Villgro’s criteria.)

About Villgro
Villgro transforms rural lives by identifying and incubating innovative product and service ideas. Since inception in 2001, Villgro has activated close to 2000 innovations and impacted more than 3.6 lakh rural lives. Villgro actively promotes social entrepreneurship and works with different stakeholders to create and support an eco-system that enables this. The mass transformation movement spawned by Villgro, has a singular objective: to create a prosperous rural India, buzzing with ideas for growth.

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Anthill Ventures

Anthill Ventures is all about a disparate group of professionals (Startups, Accelerators and Partners) who can create great companies through collaboration and team work. Anthill will invest time, money and skills into select startups to accelerate ideas & products. We will find the fastest way to create, build and grow great companies.
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Ennovent promotes for-profit innovations for sustainability at the base of the economic pyramid. We assist entrepreneurs, investors and experts to discover, finance and scale up the best solutions in energy, water, food, health and education. Our services help spot the best innovations globally, invest financial resources and provide support to maximize social, economic and environmental impact.

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Ankur Capital

Ankur Capital is focused on seed stage companies and committed to help them build game changing businesses in agriculture, health and education. Ankur Capital provides capital and hands on support to accelerate growth and scale. Ankur Capital aims to support opportunities that have the potential to change the lives of low income segments and create lasting impact. Portfolio includes companies such as PBK Waste Solutions, Crop Technologies, Karma Healthcare etc.