// INVENT

About INVENT

Startup Oasis implements INVENT (Innovative Ventures and Technologies for Development) programme, which is an incubation cum funding programme to support 'for-profit' social start-ups, in the eight identified low income states of India.
It is a Department of International Development (DFID) funded and Technology Development Board (TDB) supported programme where Villgro is the chief implementing agency. The start-ups under INVENT programme get funded up to 40 lakhs along with incubation, mentoring, capacity-building, networking and follow-on funding support.
Startup Oasis has supported over 24 start-ups under the programme so far, and supplements the incubation programme with social acceleration programmes. Startup Oasis intends to support 25 more start-ups till 2019 under this programme.

With support of from DFID,UK Government, and in association with Technology Development Board (TDB), Government of India, the INVENT program is spearheaded by Villgro Innovations Foundation as the lead Incubator. INVENT aims to support up to hundreds of entrepreneurs by providing funding and capacity building to 4 government affiliated incubators (IIT Kanpur, IIM CIP, Start Up Oasis and KIIT TBI) in the eight low-income states (LIS)

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