Nutrihub – Technology Business Incubator, India’s first ever millet-focused incubator supported by NSTEDB and DST has officially launched its operations on June 28, 2018 and had its kick-off event in the presence of all the incubatees. Dr Vilas A Tonapi, President, Nutrihub & Director, ICAR-IIMR and Dr B. Dayakar Rao, Chief Executive Officer, Nutrihub & Principal Scientist, ICAR-IIMR presided over the session along with other members of the governing body Dr. C Aruna, Dr. B V Bhat, Dr A V Umakanth. Praveen Dorna gave an overview of the Incubation Program and the facilities at Nutrihub that are accessible to the incubatees. The incubatees will be undergoing a 12-month Incubation program that culminates into a demo day where the startups will share their progress with the community.
Nutrihub has a structured program focusing on giving assistance to each startup with mentoring from industry experts and academic bodies along with technical and business advisory support. They also provide connects with markets, service providers, investors and nutrihub network while providing a dedicated office space and infrastructure to the incubatees.
Addressing the startups, Dr. Vilas Tonapi congratulated all the incubatees and extended his complete support in helping the startups on behalf of IIMR. Dr Dayakar Rao, CEO, Nutrihub shared the future plans of Nutrihub and requested the startups to make good use of the Incubation program and facilities accessible to the Incubatees. The kick off event ended with the Incubatees signing the agreements and assignment of spaces.
The Incubatees in the first cohort of the program are as below:
- Ahobilam Foods
- Adithi Millets
- Boinpally Agro Food Products Pvt Ltd
- eFresh Healthy Food Happy Life Pvt. Ltd
- Fountain Heads Pvt. Ltd
- GoBhaarati Agro Industries and Services Pvt. Ltd
- Grameen Mall Foundation
- Hope Blessing Enterprises Pvt Ltd
- Indmilletes Foods -Rigdam
- Inner Being wellness Pvt Ltd
- Kamakshi Foods (Bhagyanagar Foods- VSR)
- M for Millet
- Orgolite Agro Pvt Ltd