Rural Access to Impact Innovations

What are the challenges startups need to overcome to succeed in rural markets?

Introducing RAIIN: Rural Access to Impact Innovation. An initiative that supports market-ready startups in Climate-Smart Agriculture and Healthcare Space to enter markets and accelerate their commercialization journey.

Know more about RAIIn facility here:Villgro on LinkedIn: RAIIn facility launch

You can view RAIIn’s focus captured beautifully by the way of a powerful video-

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23 years ago, Villgro (then known as RIN South) was set up by the National Innovation Foundation - India and others, to solve for exactly this - build sustainable channels between innovators & underserved markets.

We tried for 10 years, only to realize that our entrepreneurs were too small & there was too little funding. Mind you, this was back in the day before CSR came into the Companies Act or were established by the DST.

All this while this problem persisted.
But now, we feel that it is time.

Things are changing - there are a lot more supporters, across the govt. & private sector. Startup Indiam NABKISAN Finance Limited, Samunnati, Caspian, SIDBI(Small Industries Development Bank of India, Atal Innovation Mission Official, NITI Aayog Official, SBI Foundation] to name a few.
There are startups like Dharmalife, Essmart who have dedicated themselves to becoming these channels!