Humane Entrepreneurship Program

Where business meets humanity

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Humane Entrepreneurship Program

Where business meets humanity

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VISION

To create a more sustainable way of production and consumption by creating viable alternatives and transforming businesses to humane enterprises.

MISSION

To enable humane entrepreneurs to reach the next step of venture growth – convert ideas to prototypes, prototypes to pilots and pilots to scale-up.

GOAL

To create a platform that fosters break-through ideas, by providing an ecosystem of mentors, experts, allied stakeholders and investors to transform businesses.

To create a more sustainable way of production and consumption by creating viable alternatives and transforming businesses to humane enterprises.

To enable humane entrepreneurs to reach the next step of venture growth – convert ideas to prototypes, prototypes to pilots and pilots to scale-up.

To create a platform that fosters break-through ideas, by providing an ecosystem of mentors, experts, allied stakeholders and investors to transform businesses.

About the Program

The Humane Entrepreneurship Program is a six-month mentoring program for five chosen start-ups who are innovating in the way we eat, what we wear and how we create safe products to create a sustainable and humane impact on the planet. We have developed this program to have one mentor each for every entrepreneur who will guide the entrepreneur throughout the program. In addition to this, we have in place experts and other allied stakeholders to conduct sessions for the entrepreneurs either through a workshop mode or one–on–one.

About the Program

The Humane Entrepreneurship Program is a six-month mentoring program for five chosen start-ups who are innovating in the way we eat, what we wear and how we create safe products to create a sustainable and humane impact on the planet. We have developed this program to have one mentor each for every entrepreneur who will guide the entrepreneur throughout the program. In addition to this, we have in place experts and other allied stakeholders to conduct sessions for the entrepreneurs either through a workshop mode or one–on–one.

Learn from experienced mentors who will guide you to achieve your goals throughout the program.

Learn from experts and other allied stakeholders through workshops or one–on–one guidance.

Secure key partnerships to scale your venture.

Explore funding opportunities through the Humane Entrepreneurship Program network.

SECTORS

Plant-based Protein
Plant-based Protein
Current egg, meat and dairy production and consumption practices are unsustainable and cause tremendous suffering. Choosing more plant-based options helps animals and the environment, and supports your health.
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Material
Material
The alternative fibre industry is growing- with faux fur, faux leather serving the same purposes, looking fashionable, all while being cruelty-free! These alternatives will help the millions of animals that are confined or captured in brutal metal traps and cages.
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Non-Animal Testing
Non-Animal Testing
Cutting edge technology and innovation in research and testing will improve and advance scientific research and replace millions of animals used in research worldwide.
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MENTORS

Sandhya Sriram
Sandhya SriramCEO & Co-founder, Shiok Meats Pte. Ltd.
A biotech enthusiast, scientist and entrepreneur, currently building a cell-based clean meat company, Shiok Meats, in Singapore.
Ryan Bethencourt
Ryan BethencourtCEO at Wild Earth
CEO of Wild Earth, the leading plant based pet food company in the US, and Partner at biotech VC firm, Babel Ventures
Ryan Pandya & Perumal Gandhi
Ryan Pandya & Perumal GandhiCo-Founders, Perfect Day
Perfect Day is a food company on a mission to create delicious animal-free dairy products, while leaving a kinder, greener footprint on the planet.
Stephanie Downs
Stephanie DownsCo-Founder & Board Chairman, Material Innovation Initiative
A serial entrepreneur with extensive work in business development and marketing.
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WHO WE ARE

Humane Society International/India (HSI/India) is a registered non-profit Indian animal protection organization which works through education, advocacy, and hands on programs. HSI/India is the Indian affiliate of Humane Society International (HSI) – with presence in over 20 countries, Humane Society International is one of the few global animal protection organizations working to help all animals; including animals in laboratories, animals on farms, companion animals and wildlife. Together with HSI, its affiliates and Humane Society of the United States, HSI/India forms part of the world’s largest animal protection organization.

A primary focus for HSI/India is to reduce the consumption of animal-based products by supporting the creation of viable alternatives. This program will empower eligible entrepreneurs to reach the next step of venture growth – convert ideas to prototypes, prototypes to pilots and pilots to scale-up. The Humane Entrepreneurship Program ecosystem of capacity builders, investors and domain experts will aid in transforming ventures. Through this program, HSI/India will enable entrepreneurs to scale humane businesses in the Indian start-up ecosystem, and aid in the creation of viable market alternatives for animal-based products.

WHO WE ARE

Humane Society International/India (HSI/India) is a registered non-profit Indian animal protection organization which works through education, advocacy, and hands on programs. HSI/India is the Indian affiliate of Humane Society International (HSI) – with presence in over 20 countries, Humane Society International is one of the few global animal protection organizations working to help all animals; including animals in laboratories, animals on farms, companion animals and wildlife. Together with HSI, its affiliates and Humane Society of the United States, HSI/India forms part of the world’s largest animal protection organization.

A primary focus for HSI/India is to reduce the consumption of animal-based products by supporting the creation of viable alternatives. This program will empower eligible entrepreneurs to reach the next step of venture growth – convert ideas to prototypes, prototypes to pilots and pilots to scale-up. The Humane Entrepreneurship Program ecosystem of capacity builders, investors and domain experts will aid in transforming ventures. Through this program, HSI/India will enable entrepreneurs to scale humane businesses in the Indian start-up ecosystem, and aid in the creation of viable market alternatives for animal-based products.

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