We have been keeping this news low – Results are now out! We are super kicked to be a part of this exciting group of startups being recognised and incubated by Government of India ’s (GOI) Ministry of Agriculture and Farmer’s Welfare.
Agriculture Grand Challenge
Agriculture Grand Challenge takes up the bold call of doubling farmer’s income by supporting startups, bringing the best minds & best tech solutions to solve the largest and most pressing problems of Indian Agriculture. Ministry of Agriculture, Govt. of India (GOI) was looking for new concepts & innovations with a commercially viable solution to solve for nationwide wicked challenges in the sector.
A big Thank You!
On 17th Jan 2019, we (Rajiv Bhatia & I from Samudra Network) walked the eminent gathering of GOI top brass and the startup ecosystem players through our grand vision and our current milestones towards this vision. We are super excited to be selected and incubated at the best! Thank you for the initiative – Ministry of Agriculture & Farmer’s Welfare, Government of India
We loved the openness, appreciate the top of the line suggestions from all of you!
Shri Sanjay Agarwal, Secretary, Ministry of Agriculture
Sh Dinesh Kumar, JS (MIDH), Ministry of Agriculture
Sh Shibendu Ray, Director (MNCFC) Ministry of Agriculture
Dr. Wasnik, Ministry of Agriculture
Sh P.K Swain, JS (Marketing), Ministry of Agriculture
Smt Neeraja Adidam, JS (INM), Ministry of Agriculture
Smt Chavvi Jha, JS (RKVY), Ministry of Agriculture
Sh Ashwani Kumar, JS (M&T), Ministry of Agriculture
Sh B Pradhan, AS & FA (DAC & FW), Ministry of Agriculture
Sh Devesh Chaturvedi, AS (DAC & FW), Ministry of Agriculture
Sh Ashish Bhutani CEO (PMFBY), Ministry of Agriculture
Dr Neeru Bhooshan, IARI, Ministry of Agriculture
Sh Dushyant Tyagi, Senior Consultant, Ministry of Agriculture
Smt Shilpa Mehta, Senior Consultant (ITC) Ministry of Agriculture
Way forward for the winners
We met Dr. Mrutyunjay Suar, CEO of KIIT – TBI and Mohammad Azhar & Sayantani Mukerjee from Villgro who are incubation partners and Qualcomm the technology partner of the challenge. We will get incubation support for three months including mentorship, domain guidance and a demo day with Agri Investors. We are also excited about doorways and introductions to appropriate government and public institutions, initiatives and ecosystem players through which we can participate and contribute in the national grand vision.
Others in the room who gave inputs and advice were Sangam Ventures, TIE Delhi, ANew Venture.
Kudos to 20!
We had a great time meeting the other winners, our future partners!
WOOLY FARMS – Farm to Fork
ROSHNI AGRI – Last Mile Dissemination
KNOXIA – Soil Testing
Cool Crop @coolcroptech – Sorting & Grading
TRITHI ROBOTICS – Subsitute for Pesticides
SANSAAVI Bioresearch – Testing Adulteration
Micro life innovations –@microlifeinnovations Testing Adulteration
GREENDAY Custom Hiring Centre
TEJASWINI M – Price Forecast
RANDOMTREES – @radhipali71 – Price Forecast
You can find more description of the winners on Startup India Winners Page.