Startups and Investors in Agripace 2017

The soul of world's economy is the Agriculture sector which is contributing about 17% to the GDP. There are multifarious start-ups working towards the upliftment of the sector and have formulated some innovative ideas to help Indian farmers grow and earn well. With the ramp up in population there is elevated need to enrich and expand agricultures production. This production is revamped based on technology-enabled farming, plant breeding, aerial-based data, and internet based market places, use of genetic engineering crops.

Thus, targeting agriculture sectors, many start-ups have developed technology based farming, enabling following: better farm management through software, precision agriculture, predictive data analytics to increase efficacy and management of energy resources, sensors to examine crop health and productivity, animal data to infer livestock breeding, drone technology for better irrigation next gen. farms for enriched and alternative method of farming, like vertical farming.

Also, these start-ups have proffered pertinent marketplaces to e-connect and bridge connections directly to suppliers without middle man.

Benefits to Startups

  • Networking with experts.

  • International market ideas.

  • Access to Global as well as local Argo- market.

  • Analysis of various brand machineries in under a roof.

  • Podium to connect with retailers, distributors and farmers.

  • Visibility of your brand through our websites and live events.

  • Interact and network with and learn from the foremost experts.

  • Acknowledgment of latest tools and technology used worldwide.

  • Promotion of small scale research idea to go big on global platform.

  • Broaden your understanding of other segments of your industry worldwide.

Startup Talks

Agripace 2017 Startup Talks is a Platform where the Early stage Entrepreneurs can learn about different things which they need in their business. This is also a platform to meet like-minded people.

Privileges to Startups:

  • Get featured on Business World Disrupt
  • Opportunities
  • Raising your profile
  • Shared Knowledge
  • Connections
  • Learn from Entrepreneurs
  • Increased confidence

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    Agri Investors

    India needs to make significant investments in modernisation of agriculture as well as food processing if the country wants to double farmers' income by 2022. The doubling of farmers' income is possible if sufficient investment is made in modernisation, diversification and high value addition in Indian Agriculture.

    Some major investments and developments in agriculture are as follows:

    • India and Brazil have signed a bilateral investment agreement, aimed at enhancing cooperation in areas of agriculture, cattle genomics, ship building, pharmaceuticals, defence production, ethanol production and oil and gas, between the countries.

    • Zephyr Peacock, the India-focused private equity fund of US-based Zephyr Management, has invested an undisclosed amount in Bengaluru-based potato seeds firm Utkal Tubers India Pvt Ltd, which will be used to produce high-quality mini-tubers in a tissue culture laboratory and multiply them in its own development farms and through supervised contract farming in different regions of the country.

    • Mahindra Agri Solutions Ltd (MASL), a unit of Mahindra & Mahindra Ltd, has agreed to purchase 60 per cent stake in OFD Holding BV, a Netherlands-based fruit distribution company, for Rs 36 crore (EUR 5 million), which will provide MASL access to European and Chinese markets for Indian grapes.

    According to the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP), the Indian agricultural services and agricultural machinery sectors have cumulatively attracted Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) equity inflow of about US$ 2,315.33 million from April 2000 to December 2016.

    Startup Tycoons @ Agripace 2017

    Archana P Stalin

    Founder & Green Champion
    myHarvest, India

    Archana P Stalin

    myHarvest helps more people have access to fresh and healthy vegetables. With decreasing quality of vegetables in the market and associated health consequences, it makes more sense to grow our own. Our services are centered around the concepts of "Grow your own food" and "Food is medicine". We make it easy for people to get started with their kitchen gardens at their home and increase their chance of success. We also work with schools and make sure the future generations know how to grow their own food.

    Stalin Kalidoss

    Founder
    myHarvest, India

    Stalin Kalidoss

    myHarvest helps more people have access to fresh and healthy vegetables. With decreasing quality of vegetables in the market and associated health consequences, it makes more sense to grow our own. Our services are centered around the concepts of "Grow your own food" and "Food is medicine". We make it easy for people to get started with their kitchen gardens at their home and increase their chance of success. We also work with schools and make sure the future generations know how to grow their own food.

    Dev Bhardwaj

    Founder & CEO
    Kisan Manch, India

    Dev Bhardwaj

    "Kisan Manch" is an initiative to bring farmers and farming community close to its end users, service providers and facilitators and provide them the benefits by cutting across the multiple channels of communication. Idea is to create a mobile e-commerce platform that is also a low-cost fulfillment system focused on the needs of rural India. This system will help in rural transformation and would help to alleviate rural isolation, create more transparency for farmers, and improve their productivity and incomes

    Mr. Gopi Raja

    Founder & CEO
    Fopple Drone Technologies, India

    Mr. Gopi Raja

    Gopi Raja is well known for his invention of Farmer friendly drones which help disperse seeds and spray insecticides and pesticides in fields, while still in college at KL Univesity.

    Sravan Gattu

    Founder
    Shravan Innovatives, India

    Sravan Gattu

    Sravan is a young scientist with 40 patents to his credits.His innovations are aimed towards making life better for farmers.He builds hisinnovations around real-life problems. Farming is close to his heart and he wants to make it easier with his recent innovation of seed-bombing.Shravan works as a third party research assistant for five agriculture firms and continues to build new things.

    Sri Ram Chowdary

    Founder & CEO
    govillage, India

    Sri Ram Chowdary

    He is another student star who is dedicated to give a better prospect to farmers through innovation. He developed natural fertilizers, tried and tested the, which will reduce the investment by farmer, and gives more output.