Villgro's Entrepreneur-In-Residence programme

Villgro's Entrepreneur-In-Residence programme

Villgro's Entrepreneur-In-Residence programme


Villgro's Entrepreneur-In-Residence programme

Ideas are most vulnerable when they are in the 'idea' stage. With proper nurturing, they could develop into robust businesses. Without that, they may never even become a reality. Villgro's Entrepreneur-In-Residence programme has been designed with the aim of helping budding entrepreneurs with innovative social impact ideas realise their potential.

Villgro is piloting a 12-month in-residence programme for very early-stage entrepreneurs.

If You have an idea on the drawing board

Your idea uses market-based models to impact underserved communities

You have the persistence, drive and passion required for the entrepreneurial journey

You are looking for support to convert your idea into reality

Then, this programme is for you.

What's in it for you

A stipend of Rs 25,000 per month for one year

Office space and facilities at the Villgro headquarters in Chennai

Classroom sessions (through Villgro's SEED programme) to help you learn how to build your business

Hands-on support from the right mentors handpicked just for you

Access to funding and facilities for prototyping your idea

Access to funding for market research

Access to a network of service providers who can help you

An opportunity to raise funding and scale your business

It doesn't get much better than this. You won't find this kind of support for early-stage social entrepreneurs anywhere else in the world.

The application process for the 2014 Entrepreneur-in-Residence programme is now open. If you are interested in receiving information about the program or have any queries, write to us at

Villgro's Entrepreneur-In-Residence programme