Vijay Nadiminti is a distinguished Agribusiness professional with ~12 years of agribusiness industry experience. Since, 2009 he has been instrumental in working for few emerging areas of agribusiness such as terminal markets, agribusiness consulting, Agri value chain assessments, and business models for farmer groups & innovation landscaping, startup incubation, acceleration and seed investments, Grants and Portfolio Management, Startup Mentoring etc. He started his career in 2009 with Premium Farm Fresh Produce Ltd, India’s first private wholesale market served at various capacities as Management Trainee, Asst. Manager, Deputy Manager and Operations Manager. Later in 2012, he joined TechnoServe, a US based not for profit and served at various capacities as Area Manager, Asst. Project Manager and Team lead on various clients such as Walmart, Olam, Mondelez, Clinton foundation, MACP project of World Bank, USAID etc. In 2015, He joined as a COO for a-IDEA, a technology business incubator of NAARM, a flagship incubator supported by DST, BIRAC and NABARD, under the aegis of the startup India Initiative. At a-IDEA, he manages the incubator, innovation pipeline, angel affiliations, fund raising, startup incubation-acceleration programs, seed funding, Grants and portfolio management etc. He has been instrumental in setting up India’s first Food & Agribusiness Accelerator program “Agri Udaan” in 2015, followed by Agri Udaan 2.0 & 3.0 in 2017 & 2019 PAN India, he has successfully raised seed fund corpus for investing in agritech start-ups in equity. Currently at a-IDEA, he is actively supporting ~75 agriculture startups and triggered equity investments in 10 portfolio startups. Under his leadership a-IDEA has won “National Award for Technology Business Incubator for 2017 by DST, GoI”. He has been a part of major forums including Doubling the farmer’s income conference held by the NITI Aayog and the Prime minister of India and also represented Global Entrepreneurship Summit (GES 2017). Currently he has joined AgHub, Agri Innovation Hub of PJTSAU as a Chief Executive Officer (CEO), and is establishing the Agri-Innovation Hub for Telangana and set up Global Innovation Bridges. He holds a Post Graduate diploma in Agribusiness Management from National Institute of Agricultural Marketing (NIAM), Jaipur and a Bachelor’s degree in Horticulture from ANGRAU, Hyderabad.