The Green Business Challenge 2016 was designed to identify and foster the most outstanding agri-entrepreneurs, from East and North-East India, with innovative ideas and entrepreneurial minds.
Winner of Green Business Challenge 2016
The winner of Green Business Challenge 2016 is Dependable Agri Services, a company that aims to play a critical role in disseminating agricultural management knowledge and services, impacting lives of thousands of farmers. Through the incubation support, Dependable Agri Services wishes to manufacture and distribute quality liquid organic manure (branded as “DeepNutri”), which will improve productivity of farmers significantly at a reasonable price, thereby aiding organic farming in the region and better economic status of farmers.
About the Green Business Challenge
The Green Business Challenge brought together 100 promising agri start-ups through a series of eight road shows throughout East and North-East India. Interested participants submitted their business proposals on the Challenge website, adhering to specified timelines.
Out of 12 shortlisted finalists, jury members selected four best entrepreneurs after the Final Pitching Round on the basis of five criteria: business proposition; innovativeness; stage of business; social impact and team strength to pitch the business plan. The winners were awarded with cash prizes and they will also receive incubation support over the next eight months for growing their businesses. There was also a special award of recognition for an outstanding woman entrepreneur.