Accelerate Your Business Ventures

For Entrepreneurs in Agri and Allied Sectors
Applications Open

ASSAM AGRIBUSINESS GROWTH LAB

EXTENSIVE SUPPORT IS PROVIDED TO STARTUPS WORKING IN THE SECTORS OF HIGH IMPACT INCLUDING LIVELIHOOD, EDUCATION, AGRICULTURE, MASS IMPACT, TECH FOR IMPACT, HEALTHCARE, EDUCATION AND ENERGY/CLEANTECH.

ASSAM
AGRIBUSINESS
GROWTH LAB

CIIE.CO has launched ‘AAGL’ program under Assam Agri-business and Rural Transformation Project (APART) to support and accelerate growth of agri and allied enterprises in Assam. The program would assist 100 enterprises in agri and allied sectors in the state of Assam in 4 years. Read more

PROGRAM OFFERINGS

ENTREPRENEURIAL WORKSHOPS

Building Entrepreneurial mindset for identifying best opportunities and applying best practices in business.


BUSINESS SESSIONS

Supporting 1st generation entrepreneurs to learn the nuances in different aspects of business.


TECHNICAL ASSISTANCE

Support in product quality & testing, new product development, packaging, technology incorporation.

ASSISTANCE IN COMPLIANCES

Assistance in accounting, government certifications for products, statutory compliances, automation of processes.


MARKET LINKAGES

Provide business connects, collaboration opportunities, networking with stakeholders, building online presence.


ACCESS TO FINANCE

Assistance in refining DPRs, selecting best modes of finance and connecting to Angel/VC investors, Banks, govt. schemes.

TIMELINES

APPLICATIONS
OPEN
30th June, 2021
APPLICATIONS
CLOSE
25th July, 2021
COHORT
ANNOUNCEMENT
20th August, 2021

FOCUS AREAS IN AGRI & ALLIED SECTORS

FARM INPUTS

  • Solutions in crop protection and nutrition

  • Providing optimized seeds to farmers

  • Feed Production & Supply in Live Stock & Fishing Industry

  • Providing seedlings to farmers for crop production

  • Fresh water Fish Hatchery production service for fish farmers

  • Predictive Health and Nutrition Management (Animal Husbandry)

PRODUCTION EQUIPMENT & SERVICES

  • Facilitating farm equipment to farmers

  • Providing production services including knowledge transfer, farm analytics etc

  • Services in drying, sorting and grading of farm produce

  • Providing alternate power solutions to farmers for farming

  • Providing irrigation solutions to farmers

  • Farm automation services through new age technology

  • Improving Cattle Management & Food Productivity for small dairy farmers

FOOD PROCESSING

  • Processing farm produce into food ingredients/ready to eat products

  • Dairy processing and dairy products

  • Processing of meat, pork, poultry

  • Farm processed Health & Nutrition products

WAREHOUSING & LOGISTICS

  • Innovative solutions in agri logistics for farmers

  • Storage discovery platform for farmers

  • Cold storage solutions for micro farmers

  • Warehouse receipt financing

FARM TO FIBRE

  • Enterprises working in the silk supply chain

  • Fibre solutions from farm produce/by products in Apparel & Packaging

  • Enterprises producing Utility products through agri produce/by products

MARKET LINKAGES

  • Facilitating market access to farmers and FPCs

  • Providing Aggregating services to agri, dairy and other farmers

  • Providing market insights to farmers in agri and silk production

  • Enterprises enabling farm to corporate for farmers/FPCs

Apart from the above, if you are working on other innovative solutions in the agri and allied sector please apply.



ELIGIBILITY
CRITERIA

  • The entrepreneur should be a citizen of India and permanently based in Assam and the enterprise should be registered in Assam

  • Atleast 1 founder/promoter of the enterprise should be dedicated in the business full-time or it should be a core business activity for the entrepreneur

  • The enterprise should be working as a ‘For Profit’ entity.

  • The enterprise should have running operations from 1-5 years in Agri and allied sector

  • The enterprise should have considerable scope for scale and expansion

  • The enterprise should be looking to raise funds between 10 lacs to 5 cr. in next 8-12 months

SELECTION PROCESS

Application Submission


Round 1
Application Evaluation

Round 2
Interview
Call

Round 3
Panel Presentation

Round 4
Due Dilligence Process

Final
Selection


PROGRAM OBJECTIVES

  • Support 100 including 28 women led agri and allied enterprises in 4 years (25 each year) through a structured process and incubation support.

  • Assisting enterprises to develop new products and services which create opportunities for business growth.

  • Enterprises would be supported to develop new technologies, adopt techniques and methodologies which can enhance their production capabilities as well as help them expand in newer markets.

  • Technical Assistance in improving product quality, packaging standards, etc to compete in the larger markets. Such technical support will ensure that they easily get licenses and approvals.

  • Enterprises selected in the program would be provided support to improve their business pitch/reports which can provide them with access to finance from investors, banks, NBFCs and under the specific schemes of the government.

SUPPORT & IMPLEMENTATION PARTNERS

SERVICE PARTNERS