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IIP-Villgro Innovations Foundation
Bangalore, India (Outgoing Program)
Program Terms:
Program Terms: Summer
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Restrictions: Princeton applicants only
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Dept Offering Program: International Internship Program (IIP) Program Type: Internship
Language Prerequisite: No Degree Level: 1st year u/g students, 2nd year u/g students, 3rd year u/g students
Time Away: Summer Housing options: Student Responsibilty with support from IIP and/or Host Organization
Program Group: International Internship Program
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Program Description:
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Villgro Innovations Foundation

Founded in 2001, Villgro is India’s oldest and foremost social enterprise incubator, focused on solving some of India’s most critical problems through market-based models. Villgro inspires, mentors, funds and incubates innovative social enterprises in four sectors across India: education (includes skill training), healthcare, agriculture and energy.

Villgro is a non-profit organization and an approved Incubator by the Department of Science and Technology, Government of India. Since inception Villgro has incubated 119 social enterprises and entrepreneurs, provided them with seed funding of approximately INR 140 million; these enterprises have gone on to generate around 4,000 jobs, have secured INR 1194 million in follow-on funding, and have touched over 15 million underprivileged lives.

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Intern Responsibilities: 
Education Incubation Team:
Project details
  • Competitive landscaping (company wise)within specific sub-sectors of Education and Employ-ability.
  • Market/Industry research on specific subsectors
  • Case studies
  • Opportunity to work on projects helping early stage startups directly

Agribusiness Incubation Team:
Project 1
Details- Are social enterprises actually impacting rural livelihoods? How sustainable are these enterprises in doing this. Prepare a case study in context of Villgro’s two portfolio companies

Project 2
Details- Why are Indian dairy farmers low on productivity? A case study in context of Villgro’s portfolio companies

Health Incubation Team:
Project details
  • Evaluate the potential impact investment opportunities in Health sector
  • Initial screening of enterprises for business viability and impact, detailed market
  • impact assessment and other assistance with diligence process

Qualifications: Academic Background/Interests: Strong critical thinking skills, interest in investing and market research from an impact investment perspective. Strong desire to learn is more critical than a specific academic background. Course work in Education or finance would be beneficial, but not required.

Technical Skills: Working knowledge of Microsoft Excel and PPT. Report writing skills.

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