Agcubator

Community Based Agritech Accelerator Program for Early Stage Startups

6

Intense Weeks

20

Selected Startups

1.25 Cr

Angel Funds

50 lacs

Equity Gullak

Agcubator

Drive sustainable impact with Pedalstart's Agcubator

Agcubator is a highly selective platform for agri-tech-based startups, where they LEARN to build successful agritech startups in the shadow of top mentors from the industry. It offers scope for founders to test new technologies, make business connects, and create industry partnerships

The Application Process Goes Like

The top 20 startups will be selected to be a part of the cohort

 

Apply

The first step to being the part of the cohort begins with  the application form

Application Screening

Out of all the applications, selective forms will be picked out for the next step.

Interview Round

A few selected forms will be called for a virtual interview session with the PedalStart team.

Complete Registration

The top 20 early-stage startups will be registered as part of the “Agcubator”

Note: After selection, become a part of the cohort with ₹20,000

Whom You Will Learn From

Sanjay Sacheti

Country Head

Olam Agri

Agam Khare

Founder & CEO

Absolute

Vamsi Udayagiri

Founder & CEO

Hesa

Tauseef Khan

Co-Founder & CEO

Gramophone

Nitin Jain

Co-Founder & CEO

O'AgriFarm & OfBusiness

Varun Khurana

Founder & CEO

Otipy & Crofarm

Simmarpal Singh

CEO , India

COFCO

and more...

In Agcubator Journey, you will have

We onboarded successful startup founders, who have-been-there-done-that during their journey in the ecosystem 

  • Learn in the shadow of experts from the industry
  • Get customized mentoring from the mates and the programme lead on the platform

Agcubator gives a platform to develop skills and sustain mindsets, as we believe, mindsets and expertise go hand in hand

  • A way into a vibrant and entrepreneurial ecosystem
  • Innovate your ideas with technology validation and piloting from the field experts
  • Get access to do research and build your prototypes

 

The founders can boost their venture by unveiling the access to-

  • Infrastructure laboratories, testing facilities and co-working spaces along with scientific mentorship and expertise to pilot the startup’s product in fields
  • The farmer’s community nation wide to sustain expertise from their real-life cases
  • Channel for selling the products PAN India

6 Weeks Structure

Week 1

Ideation & Positioning

Week 2

Execution & Revenue

Week 3

Sales & Marketing

Week 4

Supply Chain & Operations

Week 5

Tech & Scale

Week 6

Fund Raising

Programme Lead of the cohort

Ramakrishnan has been working in Agritech space for 5+ years. He is a well-entrenched personality in the ecosystem, with deep relations across the industry, including multiple funded and early-stage startups, large agri-business, VCs, and so on. He, himself has raised VC funds for Agritech startups and also invested in this space as well. Through this Agcubator program, he will be bringing a structure to all his advisory activities.

Prior to his Agritech journey, Ram has worked as a Management Consultant in Accenture, and spent many years In the Analytic Industry. He is an MBA from MDI Gurgaon and hold a degree in Mechanical Engineering from DCE.

Ramakrishnan M

Agritech Expert & Angel Investor

Rewards

for Top 5 Startups

1.25 Cr

Fund Investment

25 lakhs of hard commitment to the top 5 startups

Worth 50 lacs

Equity Gullak

Equity worth 50 lakhs to secure the founder’s future

Connect With

Mentors and Investors

1-on-1 connect with domain-specific mentors and investors 

Future Funding

Rounds

Get further round of funding by VC’s

Fostering Selected Startups with

Mentor Connect

1-o-1 interaction with dedicated domain expert and mentor from the industry

Pitching Opportunity

A chance to pitch to 15+ investors from agri-tech by the end of the cohort

Dedicated Mate

Weekly brainstorming call with an ex-startup founder 

University Tie-Ups

Team building opportunity from agri-tech based universities for team building

Field Support

Holistic support for your venture with access to ecosystem connect and guidance

Pedalstart Networking

Free Access to PedalStart’s Community for next three months

₹20,000 (including GST)

Only for the selected 20 startups

We are backed by incredible investors

Partners

Access to Free Credits Worth $350k and field support through our partners

We at PedalStart handhold early-stage startup founders and help them scale and deal with the standard challenges of growing a business. Once the startup reaches the proof of concept/MVP stage, we fund them through our pool of funds and also get them funded by angel investors and micro VC funds with whom we are connected.

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FAQ's

The cohort will start from 15 February 2023. The schedule of the weekly discussions will be shared with the selected startups one week prior.

The sessions are going to be live, but a recorded video will be provided to the startups, post session for easy access whenever required.

Agri-tech-based startups, starting from the POC stage and onwards are the right fit for the cohort

  1. Agbiotech
  2. Input Market linkage
  3. Precision Agriculture
  4. AgRobotics
  5. Food Quality
  6. Processing
  7. Logistics & Warehousing
  8. Animal Related
  9. Output Market linkage
  10. others

The startups will be evaluated on the basis of the innovativeness and physical feasibility of their idea , startup stage & founders’ profile

Agcubator is a paid program priced at INR 20,000/-

Agcubator is a 6 week program

Equity gullak is an equity exchange/sharing program where top 5 startups will get a chance to share their 1% equity in a pool that will be shared among the founders of those 5 startups. (by calculation , every founder will have 0.2% equity of each startup through the pool )

Yes, PedalStart will charge 4% of advisory equity from the top 5 startups

This program is only for startup founders who are live with their idea

Agcubator is completely a 6 week virtual program.

PedalStart is a selection based community for startup founders to help them in executing their startup journey by assigning a dedicated mate, connect with successful founders and investment partners.

Still have doubts, hit us up at teamagcubator@pedalstart.com

Community Based Agritech Accelerator Program for Early Stage Startups