Agriculture

ICRISAT to organise agribusiness investors camp for start-ups

To identify and invest in innovative early-stage start-ups ICRISAT will organise agribusiness investors camp on June 12 2015 in Hyderabad
ICRISAT to organise agribusiness investors camp for start-ups

All agribusiness innovators and budding entrepreneurs will have an opportunity to present their ideas for individual advice. Whether a farmer with an idea, a businessperson or a student —anyone can bring their ideas for helping scaling-up.

The International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) Agri- Business Incubation (ABI) Programme will organise an Agribusiness Investors Camp on June 12, 2015 in Hyderabad, India.

The objective of the camp is to identify and invest in innovative, early-stage start-ups that have the potential to become scalable and competitive food and agribusiness ventures.

The camp is oriented around three themes; Agri-Technology, Agri-Engineering and Food Processing.

“The camp is targeted at the Indian start-up entrepreneurs and innovators in the agricultural sector and will serve as an ideal platform to present business ideas and models to secure additional funding support of up to Rs 1 Crore (USD 156, 000) and to scale-up,” said SM Karuppanchetty, Chief Operating Officer of the Agri-Business Incubation (ABI) Programme.

“As part of the ICRISAT-ABI programme, we will be pleased to offer the incubation support to selected entrepreneurs with innovative ideas”, Karuppanchetty further added.

The Agribusiness and Innovation Platform aims to enhance public-private partnerships as a model for fostering agribusinesses to bring research for development innovations of ICRISAT and its partners to the market for faster and wider impact. 

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