The Program2020-07-10T10:23:48+05:30

The Humane Entrepreneurship program is the first of its kind incubator program for businesses in the sectors of plant – based protein, next generation materials replacing animals and technologically advanced human relevant non – animal experimental models. This platform will be a one stop shop for humane entrepreneurs – a place where common obstacles can be addressed through a collective, streamlined effort. This program will empower eligible entrepreneurs to move their products from prototype to scaled-up by providing an ecosystem of mentors, expert advisors, allied stakeholders and investors.

  • HEP is a six-month mentoring program for five chosen start-ups in the sectors of food, materials and non-animal testing.

June 2020


The application process for the program will open on July 10th, where you can start by filling up the application form. This form will help us determine your eligibility for the program as well as determine the stage of your enterprise to determine suitability.

  • Application deadline is the 31st of July, 2020
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May 2020


We will review your application thoroughly and be in touch with successful applicants. We will set up a short interview to get to know you and your start-up better. Based on your form and the interview we will decide on the admission into the program.

  • You should hear back from us by the 31st of August to confirm if we are offering you a place on the cohort

April 2020


All selected entrepreneurs are eligible to receive a stipend of upto Rs. 8 lakh from HSI/India during the length of the program.

March 2020


Upon selection you will be assigned an expert mentor and receive personalized one-on-one mentoring sessions twice a month.

Our Mentors

February 2020


Every month, you will get the opportunity to participate in two workshops conducted by sector experts in marketing, brand building, finance, fundraising and much more

Our Experts

January 2020


At the end of the program in February 2021 you will pitch to our panel of investors, venture capitalists and angel investors.

  • You will also get the opportunity to practice your pitch in a preliminary pitch to investors organized in December, 2020.
Our Investors