Bijak scores $12 Mn in Series A; valuation jumps over 7X

Agritech startup Bijak has scored $12 million in its Series A funding round from over half a dozen investors including existing investors Sequoia-owned Surge Ventures and Omidyar Network.

Happy to share our funding news

Intello Labs Raises $5.9 Mn Series A Funding For Expansion

Happy to share our funding news – https://inc42.com/buzz/intello-labs-raises-5-9-mn-series-a-funding-for-expansion/

New Leaf has won Engineers Without Borders USA Chill Challenge

New Leaf has won Engineers Without Borders USA Chill Challenge to develop 1,000 kg/day ice maker https://lnkd.in/gzV5TgQ

TechnifyBiz successfully raising 2 Million US dollar funding

Our incubatee #TechnifyBiz got featured in a reputed magazine for successfully raising 2 Million US dollar funding https://yourstory.com/…/startup-agritech-technifybiz-c…/amp…

Cultyvate (Farms2Fork) received 50 Lakh

Glad to share about one of our incubatee @Cultyvate (Farms2Fork) received 50 Lakh through iPitch fund of @Villgro.

Demo day of Adhunik Gram (Smart Village)

Demo day of Adhunik Gram (Smart Village) program Held at India International Centre on 20th Feb 2020 where 8 startups Pitched out of 14 selected startups.
After Boot Camp and Mentoring session for 2 months
they pitched in front of Investors and Jury members.
IndusTill FarmTech Private Limited, Pune won the program by getting cash prize of 1 lac rupees
#urdhvamenvironmentaltechnologies Pvt. Ltd. was the First Runner up got cash prize of 50 thousands
Impagro was the Second Runner Up got cash prize of 30 thousands
Chief Guest Address By Shri Vivek Krishna Sinha, General Manager, NABARD – National Bank for Agriculture and Rural Development, New Delhi
Welcome Note By Dr Manisha Nanda Acharya, CEO – Indigram Labs Foundation – TBI, Supported by DST, GoI
Introduction of Indigram Group by Shri Sunil Khairnar, Chairman Indigram Group
Guest of Eminence Address By Prof. @Moni Madaswamy
Guest of Honour Address By Shri @Ajay Muttreja
Special Guest Address By Shri @Hemendra Mathur
Vote of Thanks By Shri Kamal Khurana
Startups presented their pitches are:
IndusTill FarmTech Private Limited, Pune

4th Roadshow of NIDHI Acc. Prog. at MIT Tech. Bus. Incubator – TBI Pune.

Successfully concluded 4th Roadshow of NIDHI Accelerator Program for the theme Climate Change, Land restoration and Food Security on 6th Feb 2020 at MIT Technology Business Incubator – TBI Pune.
Welcome Note by Dr Manisha Nanda Acharya, CEO, Indigram Labs Foundation
Brief About NIDHI Accelerator Program by Mr. Kamal Khurana, Chief Program Coordinator NIDHI Accelerator
Address by Special Guest Dr. B. R. Patil, Advisor Indigram Group
Key Note Address by Mr. @Prashant Pansare, CEO, Rubics Labs Pte Ltd., Singapore.
Chief Guest Address Prof Dr Dr.ARUN Jamkar, Former Vice Chancellor, MUHS, Nashik, Director, Post Graduate Study, Research & Development, MAEER’s MIT Group of Medical Institutions.
Subject Mater Expert Talk by Dr. VISHWANATH SADAMATE, Mentor Indigram Lab
Brief About Land Accelerator by Ms @Amanda Gant

ILF has signed MoU with Rockstart on 29th January 2020

ILF has signed MoU with Rockstart on 29th January 2020. Rockstart is an international company that supports and empowers the best startups on their way to success cross four domains: Energy, Health, AgriFood, and Emerging technologies. MoU was signed between Mr. Ashish Khetan (Chief Mentor and Investment Officer, ILF) and Mark Durno (Managing Partner AgriFood, Rockstart).

Team of world Resources Institute and IKEA Foundation

Team of world Resources Institute and IKEA Foundation visited Indigram today to understand the model of startups’ operations

Manisha Nanda Acharya Sunil Khairnar Richa Sood Shiv Shankar

Third Roadshow on NIDHI Accelerator Program, at Explore Hub, Chitkara University Rajpura

Successfully Concluded our Third Roadshow on NIDHI Accelerator Program, at Explore Hub, Chitkara University Rajpura on 27th January 2020. The roadshow started with the Welcome address by Mr. Kamal Khurana, Chief Program Coordinator for NIDHI Accelerator Program, Indigram Labs foundation. He covered details of NIDHI Accelerator Program at length and motivated the young entrepreneurs and researchers to come forward and work in the field related to the aforementioned themes. Keynote address by Dr. Sandhir Sharma, Dean – Chitkara Business School, and the talk on the subject by Dr. Nitin Saluja, Associate Director CURIN set the ball rolling for the show.
Dr. Archana Mantri Pro-VC Chitkara University, the Chief Guest covered the theme of the roadshow well and gave a prospective and an inspirational talk to budding Entrepreneurs / Startups/Researchers There were 62 youngsters/ entrepreneurs/startups , who participated in the event and showed lot of interest in addressing issues related to Agriculture /Farmers/Food Security.
Mr. @Sumeer Walia, Director Chitkara University Centre for Entrepreneurship Education & Development, Chitkara University and Mr. @Mrigank Singh CEO Atal Incubation Centre at Indian School of Business shared their experiences as TBI Incubator Heads with the audience. Two Startups Amongst the Audience Mr. Pranav Goyal Founder-Bioplatsics and Rahul Niyins, Cofounder-Bhugoal shared their journey as a startup. While Dr. Adarsh Aggarwal, Professor Chitkara University was instrumental in organising the complete show.

Sunil Khairnar Manisha Nanda Acharya P.s. Saini Chitkara University Centre for Entrepreneurship Education & Development Chitkara University,Punjab Campus

Department of Science and Technology, Government of India, Department of Biotechnology, India Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises Ministry of Information & Broadcasting, Government of India Atal Innovation Mission PadUp Ventures Omnivore Venture Catalysts Team Pumpkin ICRISAT Saumyajit Guha Manisha Nanda Acharya Prashant Sinha Sunil Khairnar

Second Roadshow of NIDHI Accelerator Program at ICRISAT Patancheru Hyderabad

Successfully Concluded our Second Roadshow of NIDHI Accelerator Program at ICRISAT Patancheru Hyderabad, on 21st January 2020 was overwhelmed with the participation and level of enthusiasm shown.

Applications invited from Women Entrepreneurs for Business Incubation (In Agri/Food/Cleantech space)

Applications invited from Women Entrepreneurs for Business Incubation (In Agri/Food/Cleantech space)

Applications Closing on:-31/01/2020

Indigram Labs Foundation (ILF), Delhi, An Agri-Focused Technology Business Incubator (TBI), based in Delhi with PAN-India business connections in association with Women Entrepreneurship Platform (wep.gov.in), welcome Women innovators/ entrepreneurs to incubate their idea/ startup at ILF.

The Women Entrepreneurship Platform is a Government of India initiative by NITI Aayog to promote and support aspiring as well as established women entrepreneurs in India, assist and handhold them in their journey from starting to scaling up and expanding their ventures.

ILF is promoting women entrepreneurs with innovative products for solving national problems in Agriculture. Thus, ILF in association with WEP is ready to handhold 10 selected women entrepreneurs and groom them for their journey into the world of impactful business. Women entrepreneurs with innovative products for solving national problems in Agri/Food/Cleantech will be preferred.
Apply here:
https://indigramlabs.org/

first Roadshow of NIDHI Accelerator Program at Central Agriculture University, Imphal

Successfully Concluded our first Roadshow of NIDHI Accelerator Program at Central Agriculture University, Imphal on 10th Jan 2020 was overwhelmed with the participation and level of enthusiasm shown.

Students of Maharaja Agrasen College, University of Delhi visited Indigram Labs Foundation on 7th Jan 2020

Students of Maharaja Agrasen College, University of Delhi visited Indigram Labs Foundation on 7th Jan 2020 to understand the innovation and entrepreneurial activities of technology business incubators. Students also felt highly motivated and inspired after interacting with our successful incubatees.

First roadshow is coming to IMPHAL on 10th Jan. from 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM

Join the NIDHI Accelerator Program Now as we embark on a nationwide roadshow of events. First roadshow is coming to IMPHAL on 10th Jan. from 10:30 AM to 3:30 PM Grab this opportunity to fine-tune your innovation and entrepreneurial skills along with other equally important benefits like pitch, validation, seed funding, acceleration.

Kindly confirm your participation in Roadshows through the given link:* http://bit.ly/2MP3K6T

Department of Science and Technology, Government of India PadUp Ventures Venture Catalysts Amazon Web Services Team Pumpkin Central Agricultural University

Jai Hind College, Mumbai

Our CEO, Dr. Manisha Nanda Acharya has been invited as Judge and Mentor for Global Entrepreneurship Summit at Jai Hind College, Mumbai

Jai Hind Alumni Manisha Nanda Acharya

CEO, Dr. Manisha Nanda Acharya was Invited as a Keynote Speaker at Incubation and Startup Center Congress

Our CEO, Dr. Manisha Nanda Acharya was Invited as a Keynote Speaker at Incubation and Startup Center Congress, India’s First Conference on Academic Incubation

Indigram Labs Foundation in association with Women Entrepreneurship Platform (WEP)

Indigram Labs Foundation in association with Women Entrepreneurship Platform (WEP), NITI Aayog invites applications from women Entrepreneurs for Business Incubation in Agri/Food/Cleantech Space #womenentrepreneurs #WomenEntrepreneurshipPlatform #NITIAayog #startups #innovation

Inauguration of NIDHI Accelerator Program

Inauguration of NIDHI Accelerator Program on “Climate Change, Land Restoration and Food Security” and Launch of Online Application Form (Indigram’s Website) of NIDHI Accelerator Program has been done today India Habitat Centre in presence of Chief Guest Mr. Ajay Muttreja , Mr. Pradeep Nair, Regional Director Ford Foundation, Mr. Vivek Prakash, Vice – President CSR, Jubilant Life Sciences Ltd., Mr. Sunil Khairnar, Chairman, Indigram Group, Dr. Manisha Nanda Acharya,CEO ILF, Mr. Ashish khetan , Chief Investment officer, ILF, Dr. Bhupesh Sharma, CEO, Shriram Institute for Industrial Research, Mr. @Abhishek Sinha, Founder, AgSmartic Technologies Mr. Anurag Agarwal, CEO, New Leaf Dynamic Technologies And Mr. Kamal Khurana

Indigram Labs Foundation is launching the Nidhi Accelerator Program

Indigram Labs Foundation is launching the Nidhi Accelerator Program in the month of Dec ’19. The theme chosen for the purpose is “Climate Change, Land Restoration and Food Security”. The said acceleration program will come to an end on May 31, 2020.

We are organising an Inauguration program in Delhi 0n 20th December 2019. May we request you to kindly accept our invitation for being part of the inauguration program and grace the event by your presence.

For Confirmation on your presence please click on the link below :
http://indigramlabs.org/contact-form/

Venue: Willow: Habitat World,
India Habitat Centre, Lodhi Road. New Delhi – 110003.
( Entry Gate No. 3 on Vardhaman Marg )

Date: 20th Dec 2019,
Period:10:30AM-01:30 PM,

Mr. Ashish Khetan gave a talk on Agritech at TedX Vibrant Startup & Technology

Proud to share that our Chief Mentor & Investment officer Mr. Ashish Khetan gave a talk on Agritech at TedX Vibrant Startup & Technology Summit 2019 Ahmedabad

Social Alpha Quest for Agritech Innovations as Jury Member

Our CEO Dr Manisha Nanda Acharya has been invited to Social Alpha Quest for Agritech Innovations as Jury Member

Cultyvate (Farms2Fork) received 50 Lakh

Glad to share about one of our incubatee @Cultyvate (Farms2Fork) received 50 Lakh through iPitch fund of @Villgro

BOOT CAMP (ADHUNIK GRAM) DAY 5

BOOT CAMP (ADHUNIK GRAM) DAY 5
Session- 10 Revenue by Mr. Sandeep Jain
Session- 11 Significance of IPR by Dr. B. K. Sahu
Held successfully at Indigram Labs on Dec 7th 2019.

BOOT CAMP (ADHUNIK GRAM) DAY 4

BOOT CAMP (ADHUNIK GRAM) DAY 4
Session- 7 Legal Framework By Dr. Mandira Roy
Session- 8 Effective Business Proposals By
Shri KS Chandra Sekar
Session – 9 Fund and Equity by Mr. Ashish Khetan
Held successfully at Indigram Labs on Dec 6th 2019.

BOOT CAMP (ADHUNIK GRAM) DAY 3

BOOT CAMP (ADHUNIK GRAM) DAY 3
Session-5 Mentor Idea Review
Panel included Prof. M. Moni , Ms. Divya Rajput, Ms. Shreelata Krishnan, Mr. Kamal Khurana, Dr. Manisha Nanda Acharya

Session 6 – Go To Market By Ms. Tara McCartney
Held successfully at Indigram Labs on Dec 5th 2019

BOOT CAMP (ADHUNIK GRAM) DAY 2

BOOT CAMP (ADHUNIK GRAM) DAY 2
Session-3 Idea Feasibility Study By Mr. Anil Gupta
Session-4, Product Development By Dr. Bhupesh Sharma
Held successfully at Indigram Labs on Dec 4th 2019.

BOOT CAMP (ADHUNIK GRAM) DAY 1

BOOT CAMP (ADHUNIK GRAM) DAY 1
Session-1, Vision & Validation By Mr. Kirti Mishra
Session-2, Problem Identification By Prof. Vijay Chariar
Held successfully at Indigram Labs on Dec 3rd 2019.

Boot Camp Orientation session for Adhunik Gram ( Smart Village )

Boot Camp Orientation session for Adhunik Gram ( Smart Village ) has been organised at Indigram House on 02 Dec 2019 in presence of Chief Guest Mr. Ajay Muttreja, KeyNote Speaker Ms. Tara McCartney, Director United For Hope, Mr. Sunil Khairnar, Chairman Indigram Group, Dr. Manisha Nanda Acharya, CEO Indigram Labs Foundation and Mr. Ashish Khetan, Director ( Investment) Indigram Labs Foundation.

Mr Ashish Khetan has been invited as a speaker in Vibrant Startup & Technology

Proud to share that our Chief Mentor & Investment officer Mr Ashish Khetan has been invited as a speaker in Vibrant Startup & Technology Summit 2019 at Ahmedabad

Join us at GlobalBioIndia 2019

Join us at GlobalBioIndia 2019 summit organized by BIRAC DBT
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Our Chief Investment officer Ashish Khetan Interacted with Enterprises Singapore

Our Chief Investment officer Ashish Khetan Interacted with Enterprises Singapore and Yara digital arms during his visit to Singapore.

Mr. Ashish Khetan attended the reception hosted by the Australian High Commissioner

Mr. Ashish Khetan from Indigram Labs Foundation, Delhi; attended the reception hosted by the Australian High Commissioner, Ms Harinder Sidhu at her residence on 15th November 2019 in honour of Western Sydney University and TERI School of Advanced Studies’ Workshop on Strengthening Agribusiness Trade between Australia and India

Dutch Investment Bankers visited our TBI

Dutch Investment Bankers visited our TBI
#IndigramLabsFoundation

Indigram labs Signed a MOU with World Startup Factory B.V ( Netherland )

Indigram labs Signed a MOU with World Startup Factory B.V ( Netherland ),on November 13th, 2019. World Startup Factory is an impact-driven venture builder for entrepreneurs and all the stakeholders that see value in this process.

Indigram labs Signed a MOU with IT Hub Mahatma Gandhi (Bulgaria), on November 13th, 2019. IT Hub Mahatma Gandhi is an organization that provided possibilities for global entrepreneurs and companies for bilateral collaboration, exchange of ideas & Technology for Public benefits.

Indigram Labs Foundation had organized an Equipment’s Training

On 5 th November, 2019, Indigram Labs Foundation had organized an Equipment’s Training Session by @Rajni Goswami Technical Assistant Indigram Labs Foundation. The training was focused on knowledge and skills about the scientific equipment

Department of Science and Technology, Government of India Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises,Government of India

Dr. Manisha Nanda Acharya has been invited to Global Ag Summit and AgroWorld 2019

Our CEO Dr. Manisha Nanda Acharya has been invited to Global Ag Summit and AgroWorld 2019 | New Delhi and took a session on Agro Processing Technology: Innovations, Global Advances, and Agro Value Chain Development

EXCEL HORT CONSULT AGRIBUSINESS INCUBATOR

Indigram labs Signed a MOU with EXCEL HORT CONSULT AGRIBUSINESS INCUBATOR of Uganda which is also an association of African Agribusiness Network. It’s a 20 years old Incubator from Africa, and also selected as best incubator performance from Africa region this year by UBI Global

BIRAC india Department of Biotechnology, India Department of Science and Technology, Government of India Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India ATAL Innovation Mission Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises,Government of India Manisha Nanda Acharya Ashish Khetan

Dr. Manisha Nanda Acharya has been invited to world incubation summit 19 at Doha

Our CEO Dr. Manisha Nanda Acharya has been invited to world incubation summit 19 at Doha to conduct a workshop and speak on “How To Build Successful Innovation Ecosystem- Best Practices From South Asia Pacific” and This workshop was Challenge Discussion and Action mode on the challenges for the incubators in the Asia Pacific region

An Article by CEO Dr. Manisha Nanda Acharya

An Article by CEO Dr. Manisha Nanda Acharya, Indigram Labs Foundation on TBI https://www.ciol.com/incubators-driving-growth-agri-tech-s…/

Proud moment for Indigramlabs

Proud moment for Indigramlabs, one of our top 10 Northeast Accelerator Program-Agripulse startup @meirafoods has been awarded for #SIDBIETIndiaMSEAwards in Woman MSE Achiever (Micro) – Manufacturing.
@Talu Devi Shubhra had started work from her Parent’s home to building a state of the art factory today, not easy in a region with many challenges. But, today Shubhra’s success empowers our women to forge ahead to establish brands that signify quality and a loyal clientele that hunger for more.
SIDBI The Economic Times Department of Science and Technology, Government of India Department of Biotechnology, India Atal Innovation Mission Ministry of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises,Government of India Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, Government of India

Delegates from Australia Visited Indigram Labs

Delegates from Australia Visited Indigram Labs and exhibited their work in the presence of CEO Indigram Dr. Manisha Nanda Acharya Director (Investment) Mr. Ashish Khetan and Indigram Team.

CEO Dr. Manisha Nanda Acharya published in ET stating

An illuminating article by our CEO Dr. Manisha Nanda Acharya published in ET stating the crucial role of incubators in the wider business ecosystem in India. And, how they are integral to the shaping up process of the Indian startup network?

Mr. Ashish Khetan (Director, Investment, ILF) participated in agriVest 2019

Mr. Ashish Khetan (Director, Investment, ILF) participated in agriVest 2019 held at Israel, an event primarily focused on discussing and Mrdebating about the challenges, drivers, and trends in the agrifood sector.

CEO Dr. Manisha Nanda Acharya has been invited to world incubation summit 19 at Doha

Our CEO Dr. Manisha Nanda Acharya has been invited to world incubation summit 19 at Doha to conduct a workshop and speak on “How To Build Successful Innovation Ecosystem- Best Practices From South Asia Pacific” and This workshop was Challenge Discussion and Action mode on the challenges for the incubators in the Asia Pacific region

Indigram labs Signed a MOU with EXCEL HORT CONSULT AGRIBUSINESS INCUBATOR of Uganda

Indigram labs Signed a MOU with EXCEL HORT CONSULT AGRIBUSINESS INCUBATOR of Uganda which is also an association of African Agribusiness Network. It’s a 20 years old Incubator from Africa, and also selected as best incubator performance from Africa region this year by UBI Global

CEO Dr. Manisha Nanda Acharya has been invited to Global Ag Summit and AgroWorld 2019

Our CEO Dr. Manisha Nanda Acharya has been invited to Global Ag Summit and AgroWorld 2019 | New Delhi and took a session on Agro Processing Technology: Innovations, Global Advances, and Agro Value Chain Development.

Delegates from Australia Visited Indigram Labs and exhibited their work….

Delegates from Australia Visited Indigram Labs and exhibited their work in the presence of CEO Indigram Dr. Manisha Nanda Acharya Director (Investment) Mr. Ashish Khetan and Indigram Team.

Mr. Ashish Khetan (Director, Investment, ILF) participated in agriVest 2019 held at Israel,

Mr. Ashish Khetan (Director, Investment, ILF) participated in agriVest 2019 held at Israel, an event primarily focused on discussing and Mrdebating about the challenges, drivers, and trends in the agrifood sector.

Our CEO, Dr. Manisha Acharya was invited at Utkal University

Our CEO, Dr. Manisha Acharya was invited to address students staff and faculty of Utkal University located at Vani Vihar in Odisha on 28th September 2019. She shared her ideas on startup entrepreneurship opportunities in food and agri-business sector