About RTBI

IIT Madras' Rural Technology and Business Incubator (RTBI) is a registered not-for-profit society established in Oct 2006. Its mission is to incubate start-ups whose focus is to impact rural/underserved societal segments, leveraging ICT (Information and Communication Technologies)

Prof.Mohammed Yunus with Desicrew
Professor Mohammed Yunus, Nobel Laureate and Founder Grameen Bank, interacting with the team of Desicrew (an RTBI incubatee) during the visit to the Rajiv Gandhi National Institute of Youth Development, Sriperumbudur.

Our Success Stories

  • 9 Years of Operations.
  • 41 Companies Incubated
  • 14 Companies Graduated

Aspiring Entreprenuers

Are you an aspiring entrepreneur with a passion and commitment to make a difference in rural and other under-served societies in India?



Incubatee Highlights



RTBI-IBM’s one-day Hackathon (28 November 2015 at IITM Research Park, Chennai), Read more