AGRI UDAAN- Food and Agribusiness Accelerator 2.0 (Download PDF)


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ICAR-NAARM Technology Business Incubator (TBI), a-IDEA and Indian Institute of Management Ahmedabad’s (IIM-A) incubator Center for Innovation, Incubation and Entrepreneurship (CIIE) announced “AGRI UDAAN”- Food and Agribusiness Accelerator 2.0.

Programme to select startups for mentoring to scale operations in agri-value chain for effective improvement in agriculture.

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  • 6 month program where shortlisted agri startups will be mentored to scale up their operations- called Accelerator.

  • Selected innovative startups should have working prototype and initial market traction

  • Support given through education, mentorship, and financing.

  • Startups enter accelerators for a time as part of a cohort- shortlisted by evaluation panel comprising of industry veterans, business experts, R&D scientists.

  • Four distinct factors make accelerators unique-

    • Fixed term

    • Cohort based

    • Mentorship driven

    • Culminate into demo day

  • About 8 to 12 startups to be selected for final cohort for capacity building workshop.

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AGRI UDAAN will be reaching out to agri-startups with a series of road shows in Chandigarh, Ahmedabad, Pune, Bangalore, Kolkata & Hyderabad.

Past Accelerator Program

Previously NAARM TBI a-IDEA India’s first Food & Agribusiness accelerator 2015 in partnership with IIM-A CIIE, National Science and Technology Entrepreneurship Development Board (NSTEDB) created a great impact- providing impetus to AGRI UDAAN – a unique initiative for upliftment of agri startups

Rigorous Mentoring and Acceleration

  • Shortlisted cohort of startups to undergo a capacity building (CB) workshop in ICAR-NAARM.

  • Startups to be trained in aspects of technology commercialization, product validation, business plan preparation, risk analysis, customer engagement, finance management, fund raising etc.

  • A match making process between startup and mentor.

  • Accelerator program to culminate with demo day with investors at Hyderabad and Mumbai.

- Published/Last Modified on: September 9, 2017

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