Who are we?

Villgro is one of India’s pioneering incubators of social enterprises. We believe that innovation and market based models are powerful solutions to alleviating poverty and creating social impact at scale. We have spent the last 20 years perfecting our incubation model towards this goal.

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Focus Sectors

We have built intelligence and expertise in three main sectors.


Improving health outcomes at the Bottom of the Pyramid through affordable, accessible and innovative solutions.

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Building resilience of the farmer as well as the farming supply chain.

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Energy & Cleantech

Combining climate change mitigation with economic resilience through innovative technology solutions.

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Current Programs

We run six main programs.

FPAI- Villgro Innovation Challenge

Villgro and The Family Planning Association of India (FPAI) will support a cohort of 15 innovators developing innovative solutions…

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Scaling Impact via Invention Based Enterprises

We discover and support invention based enterprises which are transforming lives at scale. Over the past fifteen years, we have…

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Powering Livelihoods (in partnership with CEEW)

We aim to catalyze India’s rural economy through clean energy based solutions that create jobs, improve productivity and quality of life; while being environment…

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Technologies for Collective Good in Agricultural Water Use

We discover and help scale breakthrough technologies that conserve and manage water in agriculture ; and support business…

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BIRAC-BioNest (in partnership with MSMF)

We support pioneering healthcare entrepreneurs with physical space, access to specialized equipment and access to…

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The BIRAC Social Innovation Immersion Program will support a cohort of innovators to understand and discover problems in India and mentor them to create viable products and services to solve them…

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INVENT (Innovative Ventures and Technologies for Development)

One Villgro is not enough to create the impact at the scale, within the time we would like. We are keen to share our protocols and experiences with other like-minded folks…

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Applications for FPAI- Villgro Innovation Challenge are open

Are you an innovator or startup working to resolve challenges in Sexual, Reproductive Health and Rights (SRHR) space? Apply now to receive mentoring support and a cash award for your solution.

Our Impact


Enterprises incubated


Seed funding deployed


Women-led enterprises incubated


Direct Jobs Created


Follow-on funding raised


Lives impacted