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Weekly Agri-tech startup meet

Blog Post created by NASSCOM Community on May 1, 2017

The initiative Agri-Tech has been formed with the aim of transforming fragmented yet the biggest sector of Indian economy - agriculture. The different stakeholders through the value chain have extended their wholehearted support – right from Govt department, top research institutes like IARI & ICAR, and Agri-Funding organization like NABARD and some of the big players in the fertilizer & Agro-Input market, Mechanizations, Advanced-Corporate Farming as well as the super-user farmers group.

 

This has validated our strong beliefs in the Agri-tech initiatives to contribute to the national mission of doublig farmer's income by 2022, that "next revolution in Indian agriculture had to be built on technology and modernization". The role of start-up at this early stage journey is crucial. We will be working with the start-ups registered with us on 3 major counts:

 

  1. Connects for Funding / Financial related
  2. Market Connects for Business Development
  3. Technology Support & Enhancements

 

Every THURSDAY, we have scheduled AGRI-TECH START-UP MEET : 2 hours of a focused free flow meeting and discussion in person at NASSCOM CoE, Bangalore between 1 to 3 PM.  

 

Starting this first week of May 2017, (likely Wed / Thursday) we will be mentoring & supporting the Coffee Plantations related Agri-tech challenges & issues through precision farming, drone based or market connects related. This meeting may be presided by the Secretary of Indian Coffee Board wherein we are likely to choose few start-ups for pilot projects for scaled up demonstration in the field.

 

Interested ones can get in touch with Ravikishor Mundada at t-rmundada@mail.nasscom.in for taking part in this long term initiative for Sustainable Agriculture. ( Please send your story along with credentials / case study for the solution working in the field, details of Product & Service details, details of your business plan or proposal.)

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