september, 2016

28sep4:00 pm- 6:30 pmHow to build an agriculture social enterprise by Villgro4:00 pm - 6:30 pm BHIVE Workspace HSR S6

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Villgro, in partnership with BHIVE Workspace, brings you the Unconvention Speaker Series Bengaluru.


 Agriculture in India is a $370 billion sector, yet there are huge inefficiencies resulting in massive spoilage, lower income for farmers, and instability in food prices for consumers. Now, a clutch of entrepreneurs and the emergence of new technologies has the potential to dramatically improve efficiencies for planting, crop protection, yield improvement, lower spoilage, and better access to local, national and international markets for farmers and other agri sector players.

Krishna Kumar will speak about his experience in building his agri startup, Cropin, while the Villgro team will offer insights into investments in the agriculture sector.


Krishna KumarFounder, Cropin


Krishna Kumar was one of the fast track executives in General Electric. He then decided to leave a very comfortable job to start a new venture called Cropin with a passion to use technology for improving agriculture.

His solution connects farmers to agriculture eco system, enables knowledge of experts and makes crop modeling available to remote and poor farmers using ubiquitous smart phones. It offers traceability of each crop from farm to fork, intelligence to extract from Big Data to provide easy on eye graphic based information for long term and short term future planning. He hopes to change the face of agriculture in India and worldwide in years to come. He believes that Digitize, Share and collaborate is the mantra for next generation agriculture.


4.00 PM         Introduction

4.10 PM         How I built my agri social enterprise – Krishna Kumar, Founder, Cropin

5.15 PM         Investments in the agriculture sector

5.45 PM         Networking


(Wednesday) 4:00 pm - 6:30 pm


BHIVE Workspace HSR S6

L-148, 5th Main, Sector 6, HSR Layout, Bangalore, Karnataka- 560102 (next to Madhuram Restaurant), Bangalore Bangalore, Karnataka 560102 India