iPitch 2020 applications are OPEN!

1 - 30 September

iPitch 2020
In response to COVID

iPitch is Villgro’s annual deal discovery platform that gets social entrepreneurs, incubators and impact investors to discover each other.

iPitch 2020 has been redesigned in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Now more than ever, we need to support as many impact creating solutions as possible. Keeping this in mind, applications are open to a wider set of sectors and stages. We will also be supporting shortlisted applicants in doing their best at the Virtual Pitches.

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iPitch gives entrepreneurs access to

Capital

  • In the form of grant or equity funding between INR 15 Lakhs and INR 75 lakhs.
  • Revenue stage applicants will be considered for grant, equity and debt funding between INR 35 Lakhs to INR 2 Cr

Incubation Programs

  • Access to technical assistance, mentorship, and incubation programs

iPitch 2020 Coalition

Application Criteria

iPitch 2020 is open to a range of for-profit social enterprises:

Stages

Prototype Stage

MVP / Prototype ready / Launched in market

Revenue Stage

Generating revenue

Sectors

  • Language
  • STEM
  • Test Preparation & Life skills
  • Financial Services
  • ERP Solutions, LMS, IT Solutions, Assessment Platforms
  • Teacher training, School leader training/development, School reviews

  • Novel input sciences & technology
  • Irrigation / Water management
  • Precision Agriculture - IoT, Monitors, Automation
  • Farm Management & Market Intelligence
  • Farm Mechanisation (machinery & power)
  • Farm waste utilisation, Waste to energy
  • Agri processing, storage & logistics
  • Agri value chain financing & Insurance

  • Disabilities
  • NCD - Detection, Management
  • Infectious Diseases - Detection, Management, Prevention
  • Digital Health Platforms
  • Maternal & Child Health
  • Clinical Decision Support Systems / Diagnostic Services

  • Access to energy
  • Productive use of renewable energy
  • Energy Efficiency
  • Waste to Value solutions
  • Sustainable Livelihoods
  • Sustainable Mobility

  • Skill development, vocational training, wage enhancement
  • Financial services
  • Job platforms
  • Assessment Platforms
  • Agriculture & allied
  • Healthcare & caregiving
  • Arts & handicrafts

  • Sustainable housing
  • Housing finance
  • Market access
  • Sustainable housing design for low-income households
  • Sanitation/ sanitation tech for housing
  • Waste management/ waste tech for housing
  • Energy solutions for housing
  • Rental housing for lower income segments
  • Labour & land rights

  • Access to credit solutions
  • Access to savings products
  • Driving financial literacy
  • Innovations in insurance solutions

Does your enterprise have the potential to create substantial social impact, but doesn’t fall under any of these categories?

Do apply; some of our Funding Partners are sector agnostic. If you’re the right fit, we will get in touch.

The Selection Process

01

1 Sep to 30 Sep

Call for Applications

02

1 Oct to 20 Oct

Application Screening

03

20 Oct to 1 Nov

Preparing Entrepreneurs for Virtual Pitches

04

1 Nov to 15 Nov

Virtual Pitches

05

Post 15 Nov

Diligence and Decision-making

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Videos of entrepreneurs from last year

Media Partners

Ecosystem Partners

Important Information

Each iPitch 2020 Coalition Partner has their own incubation/investment thesis as well as funding instrument/s. Your enterprise could be of interest to any or even all the partners. The negotiation and decision on incubation or funding support is entirely at the discretion of the respective coalition partners and their applicants of interest.

Due to the large number of applications and multiple partners, do allow us time to get back to you. If you are shortlisted, the next step will be to pitch to investors virtually, for which we will inform you by 20 October. If you have not received an update from us by then, please assume you have not been selected.

If you are selected, we request you to keep your schedules flexible between 1 to 15 November to accommodate the Virtual Pitching sessions. Post virtual pitches, interested partners will contact you directly, so please double-check the contact information you provide in your application!

For further questions, email us iPitch@villgro.org or call us 96770-PITCH

Our landline numbers may not be available because of the current Covid-19 related lockdown. Direct all queries to the above email or mobile number, and we will respond to you as fast as we can. Please allow us a time period of 5 working days to get back to you.

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