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Agri-Business Incubation Programme

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Agri-Business Incubation Programme is a platform that aims to develop entrepreneurship skills and mindset of agri entrepreneurs in Province-1. The incubation program offers a full package for the growth and scalability of agri- businesses by providing Business Incubation, Mentorships, Trainings, Networking, Access to Market, Agri-Business Expert Sessions and Investment Platform

The program comprises of 3 different stages prolonged up to 6 months of intensive learning and mentorship. The first stage consists of an 8-day boot camp with intensive learning on building entrepreneurial skills and starting a new venture. 

The boot camp is an experiential lab-based learning, and business development Startup Bootcamp developed by Idea Studio Nepal in collaboration with Oulu University of Applied Science, Finland. 

In the second stage, the selected agri-business ideas will go through 6 months of incubation period focusing on developing both the business and technical skills of the start-ups/entrepreneurs through one-on-one mentorship, networking,and various industry expert sessions. 

The third stage marks the end of the 6 months-long incubation program, where the agri ideators start-ups/ entrepreneurs will pitch their ideas for investment at the Demo day after validating their products and services during the incubation.

Eligibility

  • Innovative value-added sustainable agricultural products and services
  • Ready to iterate, pivot and adapt innovative approaches to grow their business
  • Individual or group of individuals working in the field of maize, dairy, cardamom, and vegetable sectors
  • The founders must be Nepalese citizen
  • Entrepreneurs/Start-ups can be a registered company and is in good standing in the state of incorporation
  • Willing to provide time-commitment for the entire programme

Benefits

  • Intensive program for developing entrepreneurial mindset and skills
  • One-on-one mentorship from experts
  • Exposure to the market, customers, and new ideas
  • Corporate Network
  • In-depth research about the business
  • Strategic Guidance

Application Procedure

After the careful selection of the 15 agri-business ideas, the start-ups/ entrepreneurs go through an eight days business incubation bootcamp. The learning of the 8 days bootcamp will be divided into 2 stages.

Stage 1: Experiential lab based learning

 In this stage, the entrepreneurs will go through three days of intensive experiential lab based learning where they learn entrepreneurial skills and develop an entrepreneurial mindset. Experiential lab-based learning is designed using the double diamond human-centric design thinking using project-based experiential learning. Experiential learning is instilled in such a way that the effect is tangible in retrospect.

Workshop Overview: 

The experiential lab-based learning focuses on developing entrepreneurial skills such as:

  • Innovation/creativity
  • Self-knowledge/self-awareness
  • Critical thinking
  • Communication
  • Collaboration / Teamwork
  • Entrepreneurship Knowledge
  • Responsibility

Stage 2: Business development startup Bootcamp
 In this stage, the entrepreneurs will go through three days of intensive experiential lab based learning where they learn entrepreneurial skills and develop an entrepreneurial mindset. Experiential lab-based learning is designed using the double diamond human-centric design thinking using project-based experiential learning. Experiential learning is instilled in such a way that the effect is tangible in retrospect.

Workshop Overview: 

  • Develop a sustainable and applicable business model
  • Understand the customers
  • Adopting strategies to grow the business
  • Understand the revenue model

Official Website: Agri-Business Incubation Programme

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