Villgro was founded in 2001 by Paul Basil with the mission of incubating early‐stage, innovative businesses and has since worked in discovering thousands of innovations and innovators, and incubated over 100 businesses.

Villgro envisions themselves as an organisation that moves away from the traditional form of charity to a more sustainable approach where the poor and marginalised are stakeholders in their own growth.

Villgro does this by tirelessly growing an ecosystem that supports social entrepreneurs and helping them building impactful, scaleable businesses with the potential to change the way communities live and function.