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The RubanomiCX Express will be a 2 day journey into rural Karnataka. About 20-25 aspiring entrepreneurs who wish to design solutions for the rural markets accompanied by rural market experts and supported by village level 1Bridge Advisors, will make this insightful journey.

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Who Should Attend?

For start-ups and entrepreneurs who are providing or want to provide solutions for the rural markets in areas of agriculture, healthcare, education and financial services, this 2 day event will provide you with the opportunity to get first-hand insights and inputs from the next Billion consumers. We will have design, industry and rural marketing experts and 1Bridge Advisors on this journey – learn first-hand from their experiences.


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Day 1 – 5th Jan

  • 06:30am – Leave from Bangalore & en route stop for breakfast.
  • 09:30am – Reach Village 1
  • 09:30am to 12:30pm – Visit a school – understand the state of education in rural, technology enablement (challenges/opportunities);  a Public Health Centre – get an insight into healthcare in rural; meet opinion leaders – members of the Gram Panchayat; interact with people from the village – have an open discussion with villagers
  • 12:30 pm -2:00 pm – Lunch
  • 2:00 pm – 2:30 pm – Travel to Village 2
  • 2:30 pm -5:00 pm –  Visit a Bank – understand how banking systems work in rural and interact with people from the village
  • 5:00 pm -6:30 pm – Drive and reach hotel for overnight stay


Day 2 – 6th Jan

  • 07:30am – Depart from Hotel for Day 2 itinerary
  • 07:30 am – 09:30 am – Drive to village 3
  • 09:30 am – 12:30 pm –  Visit a Public Health Centre – understand the state of health care in rural; Spend time talking to Gram Panchayat leaders; interact with people from the villages
  • 12:30 pm – 2:00 pm – Lunch
  • 2:00 pm -2:30 pm – Travel to Village 4
  • 2:30 pm – 5:00 pm – Spend time in Village 4 interacting with villagers; Meet school principals, teachers – Get an insight into their motivations, challenges and requirements
  • 5:00 pm – 8:00 pm– Drive back to Bangalore

Please Note:

  • We will cover villages around the Tumkur/ Mandya belt. While we will follow the itinerary mentioned, you will have the flexibility to walk around in the villages and speak to people you want to

Cost of the event

INR 7,000 per person (INR 13,000 for 2 people) plus taxes

Cost includes

  • Pick from a central point in Bangalore in an A/C bus
  • To and Fro Travel 
  • Overnight stay in a hotel on twin sharing basis. Please note – Hotels will have basic amenities based on what is available in the towns.
  • Organised sessions as described above. (Subject to change based on requirements/feedback)
  • 1Bridge Advisors will accompany and help with translation if needed
  • Drop to a central point in Bangalore

Not included

  • All meals on actuals
  • Anything not mentioned above