Video Spotlight: Villgro
Villgro, a long-time partner of The Lemelson Foundation, is an Indian-based organization that works to incubate innovations that improve the lives of hundreds of thousands of people in rural India, and support the social entrepreneurs behind those innovations. Villgro provides seed funding, mentoring, coaching, and more for innovation-based businesses. These aren’t just any businesses. They are enterprises that improve the lives of India’s poorest people and solve pressing problems with exciting new products.
Among the groups incubated and mentored by Villgro are: Biosense, a medical engineering and design firm developing revolutionary diagnostics; Promethean Power Systems, which sells milk chillers to prevent spoiling and waste; and OneBreath, which offers ventilators that medical facilities in impoverished areas can afford.