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Jointly Presents

Bringing the best of the support systems for agri & food entrepreneurs.

About the Program

I-Venture @ ISB join forces with Deshpande Startups to run a pan India initiative to identify and engage an outstanding pool of potential entrepreneurs with innovative solutions to address problems in the Agri and Food sector with high growth potential. This initiative aims to build/nurture potential ventures by providing handholding, capacity building support, curated field visits to test/trial their products along with a platform to network with relevant stakeholders and investors.

At the end of the program the entrepreneurs will be able to improve their product/ business model, get access to supply chain, market and potential customers. Also the startups will be investment ready to raise funds in the near future.


Minimum 1 year from incorporation

Early revenue stage ventures with scalability potential

Program Offerings

Mentorship from I-Venture @ ISB and Deshpande Startups

Tailored Masterclasses and Workshops

Product Development and Refinement

Field Immersions

Access to Lab facilities

Go-to-Market strategies

Market Access and Scale up Support

Internationalization support

Strategic Partnerships

Fundraising support


Startup Toolkit

Program Timeline

Program Partners

Knowledge Partners

Investor Partners

Ecosystem Partners

Technology Partner

Contact Us

  • I-Venture @ ISB: rakshith_chengappa@isbdlabs.org
  • Deshpande Startup: mohamed.rizwan@dfmail.org


A startup should be a private limited firm with minimum 1 year from incorporation at the time of application and in early revenue & growth stage are invited to apply.

Startup’s with their products/services in Agri, Food tech and allied sectors can apply.

  • Startups registered before 2017
  • Single founder