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villgro

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Villgro is India’s oldest and foremost social enterprise incubator, supporting innovators and social entrepreneurs during their early stages of growth. Since 2001, Villgro has incubated 103 such enterprises, generated around 4000 jobs, secured Rs 873 million in follow-on funding, and touched over 6.8 million rural lives.

Unconvention|L is a social enterprise platform that seeks to unearth and nurture social entrepreneurs, and grow the social enterprise movement deeper in India.

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NEN
NEN represents India’s largest and most dynamic community of new and future high-growth entrepreneurs, with over 70,000 members in 30 cities. It provides critical support to start-ups and early-stage entrepreneurs through high-impact entrepreneurship education; access to mentors and experts; fast-track access to incubation and funding; and learning tools and materials .

Executive Partner

Kolkata Chapter
Kolkata Chapter is among the oldest across the vast TiE network. In the last 10 years, it has emerged as the forum of choice for startups, serial entrepreneurs, VC and angel investors, policy makers and academia. At the heart of the entrepreneurial ecosystem, TiE Kolkata plays the role of an ecosystem builder by bringing in multiple stakeholders and values to align with the common goal to foster entrepreneurship.

Palaash Ventures
TLabs, an initiative by Times Internet, is a startup accelerator and early stage seed-fund in India for internet and mobile technology startups.It is one of the most established Indian accelerators, powered by a panel of 70+ mentors -that includes highly-experienced entrepreneurs and industry professionals TLabs runs a structured and highly intensive four-month mentoring program for these startups. It also offers a funding of INR 10 Lakh, a co-working space and a host of other benefits from prominent tech partners, to the startups it accepts in the program.

Palaash Ventures
Palaash Ventures, an investment fund floated by veterans of media industry, started its operations in the early 2013 is based out of New Delhi and having presence in Bangalore as well. Palaash's investment objective is to fund such opportunities which are backed by a robust and Thinking Team, ideas which are innovative, disruptive and have the potential to be highly scalable.

Dsign Design
Dsign Design, are group of Product designers & creative professionals who are committed to deliver extreme experiences with product design & developments.

IncuCapital
GREX is a disruptive financial technology company building a platform to bring together Investors and Unlisted Companies for information exchange and securities transactions.

Total Start
“TotalStart Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Developers” is a section 25 company (not for profit company registered with Registrar of Companies of India) focused on “building entrepreneurial ecosystems to “sustainably” nurture and develop “home grown” entrepreneurs and enterprises in entrepreneurially “less developed” regions in the world, networked with resources from entrepreneurially developed regions in the world in domain specific business areas “relevant” for the region.

VC Partner

IAN
Indian Angel Network is a network of Angel investors keen to invest in early stage businesses which have potential to create disproportionate value. The members of the Network are leaders in the Entrepreneurial Eco-System as they have had strong operational experience as CEOs or a background of creating new and successful ventures. They share a passion to create scale and value for startup ventures.

Nexus
Nexus is India's leading Venture Capital fund. They invest in early and early growth stage companies across sectors in India and US. Nexus is a team of successful entrepreneurs with extensive investing and operating experience, who love to get their hands dirty. They understand the unique challenges faced by entrepreneurs and know that it takes teamwork and exceptional execution capability for a company to succeed. Partner companies have access to the entire Nexus team in India and Silicon Valley for help in recruiting talent, forging new alliances, opening doors to new customers, shaping strategy and connecting with best-of-breed executives, advisors, co-investors and board members.

IP & Innovation Partner

inolyst
Inolyst Inolyst is an online IPR service that makes it easier to protect your original work while simplifying the process of filing Intellectual Property Rights, making it more affordable and accessible across boundaries.