Agritech firm Nature.Farm has launched its incubation program – Catalyst – to help agri-tech start-ups sustain themselves and expand further.
The catalyst will help agri-tech start-ups to collaborate with key stakeholders in the agriculture ecosystem, secure capital for a living, test their products or solutions, and gain access to infrastructure, knowledge and human resources. The program will provide comprehensive support to enable its incubators and accelerate their growth journey, the company said in a statement.
The incubation program focuses on nurturing growth stage, pre-revenue, seed-funded, or angel-funded start-ups. It intends to support, collaborate and champion these start-ups as they break new ground. By partnering with Nurture.Farm, start-ups can leverage their experience, leverage their rural network, leverage industry connections, and the goodwill the company has gained over time.
Dhruv Sawhney, Business Head and COO of Nutrition.Farm, said, “Nurture.farm has developed a strong technology platform, agri e-commerce marketplace, market linkages, supply chain network, advisory services, financial solutions, and shared economy model for the industry. The need of the hour is to come together, pool resources, exchange information and learn to foster growth and scale rapidly.
As we look at the various problems in the agriculture industry, we realize that there is a need to pave the way for other agtech start-ups to foster innovation and change. These budding start-ups can leverage our ecosystem, test their solution offerings extensively to establish product-market fit and help address challenges for farmers, the agriculture ecosystem and the planet. can. The time to act is now, and our incubation program ‘Catalyst’ is another step towards achieving this. We have to start focusing on promoting sustainable farming practices and work to integrate technology in this area to solve the problems.”
Interested start-ups can apply for this program on the website of nurture.farm. The company’s knowledge partners include organizations such as UPL, NPP, Advanta and Decco. An experienced panel of experts from the agriculture industry will review each application, mentor start-ups and help them grow. The company said the program will accept entries until March 31, 2023.
25 August 2022