10) Agri-business Investors Camp for start-ups
Hyderabad, India (04 June 2015) – All agribusiness innovators and budding entrepreneurs will have an opportunity to present their ideas/ prototypes for individual advice. Whether a farmer with an idea, a business person or a student — anyone can bring their ideas for helping scaling-up.
The Agri-business Investors Camp will be held in Hyderabad, India on 12 June, hosted by the International Crops Research Institute for the Semi-Arid Tropics (ICRISAT) Agri- Business Incubation (ABI) Program.
The camp is oriented around three themes: Agri-Technology, Agri-Engineering and Food Processing.
The aim 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 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 INR 1 Crore (USD 156, 000) and to scale-up,” said Mr SM Karuppanchetty, Chief Operating Officer of the Agri-Business Incubation (ABI) Program.
“As part of the ICRISAT-ABI program, we will be pleased to offer the incubation support to selected entrepreneurs with innovative ideas”, added Mr Karuppanchetty.
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.
The camp is an initiative of the ICRISAT-ABI Program of the Agribusiness & Innovation Platform (AIP).
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