CONTACT US
Last Mile: Ahmedabad 2014

Last Mile: Ahmedabad 2014

Village Capital and CIIE, IIM Ahmedabad held the Last Mile 2014 Accelerator. This program seeked ventures that enable the distribution of critical products/services or increase access to cleantech, health, agri or education for underserved/”last mile” populations.

PROGRAM OVERVIEW

The program focused on peer mentoring and peer selection of the best teams by their peers. It consisted of three skills-based workshops focused on training entrepreneurs to assume an “investor lens,” with coaching and mentoring from other entrepreneurs, investors and industry experts. The program culminated with a Demo Day, at which each company presented to a group of investors.

 

The program also included Rs. 60 lakh in pre-committed investment funds for the top two start-ups (Rs. 30 lakh each), as selected by the entrepreneurs themselves through a peer-review process. The accelerator started May 21st with a four-day workshop. Subsequent engagement included two additional weekend sessions in July and August, online presentations, and a Demo Day in August.

 

IIM Ahmedabad’s Centre for Innovation Incubation and Entrepreneurship (CIIE) is India’s premier business incubator and accelerator. Since 2008, CIIE has invested in more than 90 startups, who have raised a cumulative $28 million in follow-on funding and generated $40 million in revenue.
www.ciieindia.org

 

Village Capital is a seed-stage impact investment fund that identifies, trains and invests in high-growth, high-impact companies across the globe. This accelerator will be Village Capital’s 25th accelerator program worldwide.

 

*Program Dates*
Session 1: May 21-25
Session 2: July 11-15
Session 3: August 19-23

COMPANIES

Bodhi Health Education

The best, most credible source of online medical education.

Cardiotrack

Cardiotrack puts heart healthcare in your pocket. Literally. It is a portable and affordable 12 lead ECG machine.

edustBin

Edustbin provides recycling and refurbishment consultancy services and environment-friendly methods of eWaste disposal

Hi7 Agri BioSolutions

Hi7 Agri BioSolutions dedicated towards providing healthy solutions for growing crops.

Karabi Software

Karabi Software is a dynamic Software Product Development Company

Krishi Star

We are creating a network of profitable farmer-owned food processing units and selling their products through the Krishi Star brand.

MicroX Labs

Technological platform to make affordable and accurate point of care diagnostic devices

Parvata Foods

Building integrated value chain of organic produce from Sikkim and other North Eastern states.

Pulse Savings

Mobile-based commitment savings social enterprise

Rural Spark

Rural Spark designs systems for entrepreneurship from within the context, to grow the world's next energy network, smartly distributed, viable and sustainable.

Sickle Innovations

Sickle Innovations is a farming solutions company focused on improving conventional farming practices

Suma Agro

Suma Agro India P Ltd is the first company to manufacture Humic acid in the form of Potassium humate in India.

Urjas Energy Solutions

Offering next generation gasification and related clean technology, striving to make a cleaner world and achieving complete customer satisfaction.

PEER-SELECTED COMPANIES

PARTNERS