PadCare Labs Pvt. Ltd. received Government of Maharashtra (GoM) and NASSCOM‘s innovative startup award 2019 during NASSCOM Technology and Leadership Forum (NTLF) by honorable CM Devendra Fadnavis ji as well as we received jury’s special mention award under Infosys foundation’s Aarohan social innovation award-2019 by respected Sudha Murthy Mam.
Venture Center incubatee companies Sensivision Health Technologies Pvt Ltd, Periwinkle Technologies Pvt. Ltd, Jeevtronics Pvt. Ltd. and Module Innovations Pvt. Ltd. won Social Alpha Quest for Healthcare Innovations.
Ventuer Center’s resident incubatee and BIRAC-BIG grantee KBCols Sciences Pvt. Ltd. has won first prize in social innovation category at the Start-up India Maharashtra Yatra.
More information about Start-up India Maharashtra Yatra: https://www.startupindia.gov.in/content/sih/en/EventsCompetitions/startup_india_yatra/startup-Maharashtra-yatra.html
WeInnovate Biosolutions Pvt Ltd a resident incubatee of Venture Center received ISO 13485:2016 certification for development and manufacturing of their product.
HindsutanTimes published an article “Successfully converting ideas in to reality”on Venture Center projecting how the center is facilitating the startup journeys by providing critical resources. The article also covers the business stories of Biolmed Innovations Pvt Ltd, Shantani Proteome Analytics Pvt Ltd, Module Innovations Pvt. Ltd and Biorpime Agri Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
Venture Center’s resident incubatee and Lab2Mkt company has been declared one of the winners of Titan’s design Inpact challenge.
Venture Center’s resident incubatee Synthera Biomedicals Pvt. Ltd. has raised investment from BIRAC through Venture Center’s seed fund scheme & 1Crowd.
Ather Energy, co-founded by two IIT graduates Tarun Mehta and Swapnil Jain has launched India’s first smart e-scooter. Ather Energy is member of Venture Center’s Ignition member.
Article in The Hindu BusinessLine: https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/ather-rolls-out-smart-e-scooter/article24089692.ece
Rahul Dahule and Ranjeet Utikar (from VIVIRA) from Dutch start-up Water Knight were awarded for their advanced oxidation reactor technology, which is used for intensifying wastewater treatment in industries with complex effluents.
Module Innovations Pvt. Ltd. , a resident incubatee of Venture Center has won Grand Challenge Canada “Stars in Global health” award of 100,000 CAD. Module Innovations proposes to develop a rapid, simple and low-cost strip for early screening of cervical cancer at the point-of-care.
A total of 13 ideas from India have been selected for the grants out of 100 selected globally. Grand Challenges Canada will invest over 10 million Canadian dollar to test new ideas to address challenges in women and children health in developing countries. Funded by the Government of Canada and other partners, Grand Challenges Canada supports innovators in low- and middle-income countries and Canada. The bold ideas Grand Challenges Canada supports integrate science and technology, social and business innovation – known as Integrated Innovation.
More about Grand Challenge Canada program: http://www.grandchallenges.ca/
Article in The Hindu BusinessLine: https://www.thehindubusinessline.com/news/science/grants-for-new-ideas-to-improve-women-and-child-health/article24058835.ece
Venture Center’s graduated incubatee, Ather Energy Pvt. Ltd. was captured by The Hindu BusinessLine in an article where the founder mentioned about availability of Ather’s electric two wheeler by the middle of next year.
The complete article can be read here: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/todays-paper/tp-news/ather-energys-smart-scooter-to-hit-the-road-next-year/article9922047.ece
Venture Center’s incubatee Swasti Agro & Bioproducts Pvt. Ltd. was featured on Hunnarbaaz season 3 on 24.09.2017.
The video is available in the link here
Venture Center’s incubatee Jeevtronics Pvt. Ltd. was featured on Hunnarbaaz season 3 on 24.09.2017.
The video is available in the link here
Venture Center’s resident incubatee VIVIRA Proecss Technologies Pvt. Ltd. is selected for the “BIRAC Innovator Award 2017″ in recognition of the significant contribution made by the company towards the high level of innovation research in industrial biotechnology.
Venture Center’s incubatee Swasti Agro & Bioproducts Pvt. Ltd. was selected for semifinals at the STARTUPS CLUB Demon Day 2017. Startups Club is a community for early stage startups across India and Startups Club Demo Day is conducted every year in order to make it possible for startup founders to get in touch with investors from across the country.
More information about the program here: startupsclub.org/demoday.
Omix Diagnostics and Research Labs was featured as one of the 10 best emerging healthcare startups in Insights Success magazine.
Details can be found here: http://insightssuccess.in/omix-labs-working-to-improve-lives-of-millions-at-the-bottom-of-the-pyramid/
India’s first bus fuelled on Bio CNG (processed from city waste) supplied by Venture Center’s resident incubatee NobleExchnage was flagged off by the Hon’able Minister for Petroleum and Natural Gas at the event held during Bio Energy Urja Utsav at Balewadi Stadium, Pune on 7-8 July 2017. The successful launch of “city waste – city bus” program at Pune is the first of its kind initiative outside of Sweden to be adopted at large scale customer level.
NobleExchange’s effort was well supported by Tata Motors that presented the entire range of commercial vehicles developed and certified good to fuel on Bio CNG from City Waste. One of India’s largest IT company – Infosys – also made a presentation regarding their decision & business case to shift all vehicles used for staff transport exclusively to be fuelled on Bio CNG supplied by NobleExchange.
Venture Center graduated incubatee Swayam Shikshan Prayog has been declared as one of the 15 winners of the Equator Prize 2017 by UNDP from 806 nominations from 120 countries for its women led climate resilient agro-ecological farming model which has empowered more than 72,000 women in the Marathwada region of India.
Venture Center’s resident incubatee Green Pyramid Biotech Pvt Ltd featured in Indian Express in an article named “NCL develops ‘solution’ to wash off germs from fruits, veggies” .
Venture Center’s resident incubatee Genrich Membranes Pvt Ltd is featured in SAKAL in their “Startup Maharashtra” section.
The entire article can be read here:
Venture Center incubatees Nilay Lakkhar of Synthera Biomedicals Pvt Ltd, Geethanjali Radhakrishnan of Adiuvo Diagnostics and Amrita Sukrity of Spot Healthcare Solutions Pvt. Ltd. has been shortlisted for BIRAC-Ignite 2017 Fellowship.
The shortlisted BIRAC-Ignite Fellows for 2017 can attend the one week Bootcamp “Ignite” organized by CfEL at the Judge Business School, Cambridge University, UK followed by an additional week of training by CfEL.
More information here
Venture Center resident incubatee featured in BioVoice in their special startup series. The article titled ” A HEALING TOUCH FOR IGNORED WOUNDS” talks about how WeInnovate Biosolutions is aiming to address the rapid wound healing through an unique and novel formulation called “HEALRAP”.
The article can be read here: http://buff.ly/2smrQMK
Venture Center resident incubatee Dee Dee labs Pvt Ltd is featured in The Indian Express.
The full article can be read here: http://indianexpress.com/article/cities/pune/pune-city-startup-to-develop-low-cost-prosthetic-hand-4667693/
Venture Center resident incubatee Swasti Agro & Bioproducts Pvt Ltd received DSIR recognition along with the excise – import duty exemption certificate.
Venture Center resident incubatee Synthera Biomedicals Pvt Ltd is featured in Sakal Pune and Times of India.
The times of India article titled “Pune scientists develop new bone graft substitutes” is available in the given link: http://timesofindia.indiatimes.com/city/pune/pune-scientists-develop-new-bone-graft-substitutes/articleshow/58744766.cms?from=mdr
The company is featured in a more extensive article in the Sakal Pune supplement in their Startup Maharashtra section. The article is available here: http://epaper.esakal.com/FlashClient/Client_Panel.aspx#currPage=10
Venture Cenr’s resident incubatee “Ahammune Biosciences Pvt Ltd” won 1st prize in the Pitch Fest event under Small molecules, Biologics and Biotech category at Start Up Bio 2017 in Bangalore.
The company received a certificate and an award of Rs. 1 lakh. The event was held on April 25-26,2017 and was organized by Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology (IBAB) and Bangalore Bioinnovation Centre (BBC).
Venture Center’s resident incubatee “Synthera Biomedical Pvt Ltd” won 1st prize (out of 9 participants) in the Pitch Fest event under Med Tech and Diagnostics category at Start Up Bio 2017 in Bangalore.
The company received a certificate and an award of Rs. 1 lakh. The event was held on April 25-26,2017 and was organized by Institute of Bioinformatics and Applied Biotechnology (IBAB) and Bangalore Bioinnovation Centre (BBC). The Pitch Fest had a distinguished panel of judges comprising investors and financial/business experts in the health care space representing organizations such as Kotak Investment Advisory, 1Crowd, Villgro, etc.
Venture Center’s resident incubatee “Actorius Innovations & Research Pvt Ltd” was featured in “The Pune Mirror “ in an article named “START-UP DEVELOPS TECH TO DETECT CANCER EARLY’
More about the article can be found here: START-UP DEVELOPS TECH TO DETECT CANCER EARLY
Venture Center’s resident incubatee “Green Pyramid Biotech Pvt Ltd” was featured in “The Pune Mirror “ in an article named “A CLEAN-UP FOR YOUR VEGGIES”
The article describes the need of the type of product developed by the company in the market and also showcased the requirement of targeted research activities in India.
Further details about the article can be found here: http://punemirror.indiatimes.com/pune/civic/aclean-up-for-your-veggies/articleshow/57780655.cms?utm_source=punemirror
Mint, the financial daily from the stable of HT Media Ltd, and MIT Technology Review, published by the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), teamed up to identify the ‘Top 10 Innovators Under 35’ from India. Nishant Kumar -co-founder of Embryyo Technologies Pvt Ltd , a resident incubatee of Venture Center is one among the top ten innovators.
The 10 candidates were chosen from hundreds of applicants from areas like biomedicine, computing, communications, health, education, digital, energy, materials, cybersecurity, fintech, wearables, robotics, education and transportation. The 10 winners from India automatically qualify for the TR35 global competition.
Venture Center’s associate incubatee startup “Omix Labs & Diagnostics Research Center” was one of 30+ companies invited to the Pitch@Rashtrapati Bhavan on March 7, 2017.
The event was organized by the President’s office as part of a week being celebrated at Rashtrapati Bhavan as “Festival of Innovation”. The startup companies had the opportunity to interact with a dozen Venture Capital firms that were also invited to the event and to present their company and were felicitated by the President of India. Also in attendance were the Minister of Skills Development and Entrepreneurship and the CEO of Niti Aayog.
OmiX Labs was nominated and partnered by Villgro to this event.
CSIR-National Chemical Laboratory (CSIR-NCL), Pune and CSIR- Institute of Genomics and Integrative Biology (CSIR-IGIB), New Delhi together signed a Patent Licensing agreement with Ahammune Biosciences Pvt. Ltd., Pune for Vitiligo drug development on March 2, 2017. Ahammune is a resident incubatee company of Venture Center.
Ahammune Biosciences is an innovation-led drug discovery start-up company with the vision to find a new drug for the debilitating skin disorder, Vitiligo. It is the most common depigmenting disease with over 80 million people affected by it.
Venture Center’s resident incubatee “Abhiruchi Probiotice Pvt Ltd” won 1st runner-up award at “Ideas to Implementation 2016-2017” at IIM Calcutta.
Ideas to Implementation, popularly known as I2i is an International Business Plan competition which endeavours to provide an ideal platform for budding entrepreneurs to realize their dreams by making them connect to ideas, fund and people who matter. Prospective winners get the golden opportunity to win cash prizes worth 4.5 lakhs and Incubation support at IIM Calcutta Innovation Park.
Venture Center’s resident incubatee “Swasti Agro & Bioproducts Pvt Ltd” got selected at Amrita TBI for 50 Lakh equity investment. This information was declared was declared at the Pitchfest 2017 on 5th February 2017.
Venture Center’s resident incubatee “Actorius innovatios Pvt Ltd” has published a manuscript titled “Biofunctionalized Capillary Flow Channel Platform Integrated with 3D Nanostructured Matrix to Capture Circulating Tumor Cells” in “Advanced Materials Interface”. The editor of the journal has invited this manuscript as Journal’s ‘Cover page’.
In addition, this research has been highly covered by Times Of India, Indian Express and PTI and many other agencies including Maharashtra Times (some PDFs attached). Nature India has highlighted this work as well.
Venture Center’s resident incubatee “Swasti Agro & Bioproducts Pvt Ltd” is selected as one of the three finalists for “Time India Startup Sustainability Pioneer of the Year” award. Time Inc. announced the Time India Award finalists at a special panel discussion event “The Digitization of India” at World Economic Forum in Devos, Switzerland on 17th January 2017.
More information can be found: Here
Venture Center’s resident incubatee “Green Pyramid Biotech Pvt. Ltd.” became the top Indian winner and was awarded a prize amount of INR 10 Lakhs at the Academia Industry Training (AIT) Cycle 3 jointly organized by Department of Science and Technology (DST), Swissnex India and Society for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SINE, IIT Bombay).
Venture Center’s resident incubatee “Embryyo Technologies Pvt Ltd” has won two awards at CII,
Venture Center’s Associate Incubatee “Newndra innovations Pvt Ltd” has been selected among the top 10 promising StartUp of the year 2016 by Confederation of Indian Industries.
Venture Center’s associate “Omix Diagnostics Labs Pvt Ltd” is one of the winners of the Discovery Award by NESTA, for developing tools and diagnostics to battle antimicrobial resistance across the world. The company is one of 12 companies/institutions globally (and among 5 in India) to have won the prize.
Venture Center’s resident incubatee company “Genrich Membranes Pvt Ltd” is the recipient of 1st eN-ABLE Startup Award in the BioEngineering Category. The eN-ABLE Startup Awards 2016 will be given to best Startups in 6 categories.
ABLE or Association of Biotechnology Led Enterprises, founded in 2003 by Dr Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, is India’s leading biotechnology industry association. The awards will be presented by Union Minsiter, Mr Parshottam Rupala on the opening day of ABLE’s BioEconomy Conclave on Tue, 29th November 2016 at John Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Center, New Delhi. at 1930 hrs.
Full details of the conference is available at www.bioeconomy.in.
Venture Center’s resident incubatee “Molqbits Sensors & Data Pvt Ltd has won the 1st eN-ABLE Startup Awarde in the BioAgri Category. The awards was presented by Union Minsiter, Mr Parshottam Rupala on the opening day of ABLE’s BioEconomy Conclave on Tue, 29th November 2016 at John Stein Auditorium, India Habitat Center, New Delhi. at 1930 hrs.
Venture Center’s graduated resident incubatee ” Swayam Shikshan Prayog” is one of the winners of “Momentum for Change Lighthouse Activity Award” 2016 – Women for Results.
Venture Center’s resident incubatee Actorius Innovations & Research Pvt Ltd received DSIR recognition for their in-house R&D in Venture Center.
More about DSIR recognition: http://www.dsir.gov.in/forms/irdpp/Application%20for%20R&D.pdf
Venture Center’s resident company Genrich Membranes Pvt Ltd received second prize during technology showcase at “IKMC-2016- Accelerating Innovation” under ‘Medical Devices’ category. The event was held at Hyderabad on 25-26th Oct
As part of its Knowledge Network building activities, IKP Knowledge Park organises the International Knowledge Millennium Conference, IKMC, once every year on a topic of global relevance in technology innovation to deliberate on global trends, and opportunities for India in that area, with key stakeholders and experts.
More about the event can be found here
Venture Center’s resident incubatee “Abhiruchi Probiotics Pvt Ltd” and associate incubatee ” Swasti Agro & Bioproducts Pvt Ltd” got selected in 8 ventures for National round from Pune, in the National pitching round at Startup India Rocks supported by CBA Ventures .
These companies were selected from 48 applicants from Pune and adjoining area.
More about Startup India Rocks: http://startupindia.rocks/
Venture Center’s associate incubatee “Swasti Agro & Bioproducts Pvt Ltd” was featured on Zee Business program “Business Street” on Aug 21, 2016 at 19.00. The program featured the work done at Swasti Agro on “Building disease resistance in plants”.
Venture Center resident incubatee Exocan Healthcare Technologies Pvt Ltd published a manuscript titled “Elucidating diversity of Exosomes: Biophysical and molecular characterization methods” in peer reviewed journal “Nanomedicine”.
The abstract of the manuscript can be read here: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/27488053
Venture Center’s resident incubatee Embryyo Technologies Pvt Ltd’s drug adherence monitoring system – BoxRx got featured recently in the UNAIDS deal book, as a potential solution for compliance in HIV patients. This book was released at a high level UN general Assembly meeting last month on HIV AIDS and TB in partnership with the Center for Global Health and Diplomacy, USA.
Venture Center supported “Biotechnology Ignition Grant” (BIG) grantee J C OrthoHeal Pvt Ltd promoted by Pankaj Kumar Chhatrala is among the IIGP 2016 winners getting IC2 Institute’s Business Development Support.
More about the winners: http://www.indiainnovates.in/images/IIGP%202016%20Winners_For%20IC2%20Institute’s%20BD.pdf
More about IIGP: http://www.indiainnovates.in/
Venture Center’s resident incubatee “Module Innovations Pvt Ltd” was covered by BioVoice magazine in their Issue 2 Volume 1 – Page 34.
More about the article :here
About Module Innovations: A young and innovative startup developing affordable and innovative diagnostic devices for rapid microbial detection in clinical and non-clinical samples. UTI or Urinary Tract Infections are the 2nd largest infection in the human body. 1 in 3 women under 24 contracts a UTI. More..
About BioVoice: BioVoice isa complete journalistic package, that delivers news through its 24*7 live digital newspaper, quarterly digital magazine and App. From latest updates to deep insights, there is end to end coverage of issues that matter most. Be it the exclusive interviews or coverage of events that bring to you the live news pieces as well as the audio-visuals, BioVoice strive to accelerate the communication on happenings in the industry. This vibrant media platform connects various dots thereby filling the existing gaps that have been limiting the options for reaching out within the bioscience industry.
Venture Center’s incubatee “ExtraaEdge Technology Solutions Pvt. Ltd. founded by Abhishek Ballabh & Sushil Mundada has raised an undisclosed amount in angel funding from a group of investors including Ritesh Dwivedy, CEO of Petoo.in and Priti Padhy, global director of business intelligence and information management at Microsoft.
ExtraaEdge is a cloud based “Sales & Marketing Automation software” for “educational institutes & course sellers”, helping them take smart data-driven enrollment decisions.
More information can be found at : http://bwdisrupt.businessworld.in/article/Edtech-Startup-ExtraaEdge-Raises-Angel-Funding-From-a-Group-of-Investors/09-06-2016-98989/
Mr. Tanuj Gigras of Nayam Innovations Pvt Ltd and Dr. Sudeshna Adak of Omix Diagnostics & Research Labs Pvt Ltd has been shortlisted for BIRAC-Ignite 2016 Fellowship.
The shortlisted BIRAC-Ignite Fellows for 2016 can attend the one week Bootcamp “Ignite” organized by CfEL at the Judge Business School, Cambridge University, UK followed by an additional week of training by CfEL.
More information here
Venture Center’s resident incubatee, Gram Oorja Solutons Pvt Ltd is featured in Indian Express in their article “Gram Oorja Makes Hay While the ‘Sun Shines’ ” published on 2nd May 2016.
The article talks about how Gram Oorja was incepted by the founders and presently how many villages are benefiting from their work.
Read the complete article here
Read more about Module Innovations here.
Biolmed Innovations Pvt Ltd, a Venture Center’s resident incubatee company got selected in top 10 AIT swissnex competition.
About AIT SWISSnex: Academia Industry Training (AIT) is an initiative under the Indo-Swiss Joint Research Program (ISJRP) where the Swiss government body CODEV and Department of Science and Technology India (DST) mandate swissnex India and SINE (IIT Bombay) to run a one week startup training program for high-tech researchers from Switzerland and India. After the Indian CAMP during February 2016, the same group of 20 Indian and Swiss researchers then undergoes a week long training program in Switzerland during April 2016.
More about Swissnex
1) Swasti Agro & Bioproducts Pvt Ltd , associate incubatee of Venture Center has won the Millennium Alliance Award in “Agriculture” category with the first ranking. They will be eligible for an award amount of half a million dollar.
2) Garm Oorja Solutions Pvt Ltd a Venture Center resident incubatee, is at the second position at the Millennium Alliance Award in “Clean Energy” category
3) Sattva MedTech Pvt Ltd – a Venture Center Ex-Ignition member is also listed at the 7th position in the Millennium Alliance Award in “Health” category
All the winners were featured in the Millenium Alliance Awardee Booklet-Round 3
Venture Center incubatees were selected among the first round of 50 shortlisted candidates under DST-Lockheed Martin India Innovation Growth Program 2016.
- Swasti Agro & Bioproducts Pvt Ltd- Associate Incubatee
- JC OrthoHeal – Dr Pankaj Chhatrala
- Genrich Membranes Pvt. Ltd- Resident Incubatee
- CareNx Innovations Private Limited – Shantanu Pathak
About DST-Lockheed Martin India Innovation Growth Program:
The India Innovation Growth Program is a joint initiative of the Department of Science and Technology, Govt. of India; Lockheed Martin Corporation;Indo-US Science and Technology Forum, Federation of Indian Chambers of Commerce and Industry; Stanford Graduate School of Business and the IC2 Institute at the University of Texas.
For more information about the program visit the link DST-Lockheed Martin India Innovation Growth Program
Venture Center’s associate incubatee “Cellzyme Biotech” has won Elevator Pitch Competition (EPC) award at Massachusetts Institute of technology – Global Startup Workshop, MIT GSW 2016 held in Hyderabad. The award was presented to Cellzyme on 23 March 2016, by Dr. R. Chidambaram, Principal Scientific Advisor to Government of India.
Read more about the event: here
Venture Center’s associate incubatee “Swasti Agro & Bioproducts Pvt Ltd” won the award in category “Good for India” in Subcategory “Agriculture”.
In its second edition, the Times Network Digital India Summit garnered overwhelming response and support from all stakeholders, and to bolster the path-breaking endeavor further, the network presented the first ever Digital India Awards 2016 which recognized and honored the tenacious efforts by individuals and organizations in the social and corporate world that are harnessing the power of IT to transform business processes, improve delivery of public services and create a positive impact on society.
Read more about the summit: Here
Venture Center’s resident incubatee “Embryyo Technologies Pvt Ltd” has been selected as the top 18 finalists at the 5th 100K Challenge by M2D2.
More info about 5th 100 K challenge by M2D2: here
Venture Center’s SIIP Fellow Ms. Amrita Sukrity became the pitch winner and received a cash prize of Rs 1,50,000/- at the Villgro’s Unconvention|L event held on March 12, 2016 at the MCCIA Trade Tower.
Villgro saw over 120 attendees for the event and received over 100 applications for the business plan pitch, of whom six finalists presented their plans to an expert jury who selected one winner – Spittle, which is developing point-of-care diagnostics for neonates
The details about the event is given in the link: http://www.villgro.org/blog/unconventionl-pune-social-enterprise-conference-round/
Venture Center’s resident incubatee ” Embryyo Technologies Pvt Ltd” has been selected for showcase at the Rashtrapati Bhawan during the ‘Festival of Innovations’. The company will be showcasing their drug adherence monitoring technology called “TBCCTV Real time drug adherence monitoring for tuberculosis patients”. The showcase is hosted by ICMR.
More about Embryyo Technologies
More about the Festival of Innovations at Rashtrapati Bhavan
Venture Center’s associate incubatee “Cellzyme Biotech Pvt Ltd” has won the Bio-Excellence Award 2015 : Emerging Company of the year, under the BioIndustrial category at Bio-Excellence Awards Function of Bangalore INDIA BIO.
The Bio-Excellence Awardees are selected by a Jury of Industry Experts, constituted by Association of Biotechnology Led Enterprises (ABLE), the trade body of the Biotechnology sector.
The Award was presented to Cellzyme in the presence of an august gathering of over 600 Delegates consisting of Biotech Industry Captains, Policy Makers and Scientific Fraternity on Wednesday, 10th February, 2016 during the Bio-Excellence Awards Function of Bangalore INDIA BIO at The Lalit Ashok, Bangalore.
Read more about Cellzyme Biotech here
Venture Center’s associate incubatee company “Swasti Agro & Bioproducts Pvt Ltd” won The Economic Times Power of Ideas 2015.
The Economic Times Power of Ideas, India’s largest entrepreneurship program encourages anyone and everyone with a business idea to realize his entrepreneurial dream. Whether a year-old garage operation, or someone who has just begun working towards a prototype, or even if an entrepreneur has been nursing an idea but haven’t yet put it in words, this program is for them.
This year, The Economic Times (ET) is hosting the program in association with Jio, the Department of Science & Technology (DST), Government of India and the Centre for Innovation, Incubation and Entrepreneurship (CIIE), IIM Ahmedabad.
Swasti Agro received a grant prize of Rs 2,00,000/- and will get a chance to present to the investment committee for seed funds and cash grants in a corpus of Rs 6.2 crore and 20 crore of ad funding from brand capital’s incubator capital.
Read more about Swasti Agro here
Venture Center’s associate incubatee “Swasti Agro & Bioproducts Pvt Ltd” won award at the Action For India (AFI) Annual Forum 2016.
At Action For India’s upcoming Annual Forum, one can be very sure to meet 199 people who want to help scale up the impact of social enterprises. Since its inception four years ago, this unique, Invite only gathering of 100 social entrepreneurs and 100 key influencers (investors, tech gurus, mentors, IAS officers and others) has been a launch-pad for fruitful collaborations in the social enterprise space.
Jeevtronics Pvt Ltd, a Venture Center resident incubatee, won second prize in the Tata Social Enterprise Challenge at IIM Calcutta. Jeevtronics has been awarded a cash grant of Rs 2 lakhs.
TATA Social Enterprise Challenge, is a joint initiative by the TATA group and the Indian Institute of Management Calcutta (IIM Calcutta), a National Level challenge to find India’s most promising social enterprises. Also aimed at raising awareness about Social Entrepreneurship, TATA Social Enterprise Challenge aims to encourage the youth to step up to be the next generation of social entrepreneurs.
Social entrepreneurs identified through the competition are offered mentorship support, awarded cash grants and have an opportunity to pitch for funding and incubation at IIM Calcutta.
More about TATA Social Enterprise Challenge: http://www.tatasechallenge.org/
More about Jeevtronics: http://jeevtronics.com/
Venture Center’s associate incubatee “Swasti Agro & Bioproducts Pvt Ltd” is shortlisted as one of the participants of “AFI 100” forum.
Action For India (AFI) is a non profit organization that helps India’s social enterprises address their challenge by providing them with access to technology, investors, mentorship, government agencies, local partners and business development support.
The Action For India’s Annual Forum is an unique initiative that invite only gathering of 100 social entrepreneurs and 100 key influencers (investors, tech gurus, mentors, IAS officers and others) has been a launch-pad for fruitful collaborations in the social enterprise space. So, here is an opportunity to get the world to back innovators in realizing their enterprise’s true potential.
More information about AFI 100 is available here
Venture Center’s resident incubatee “Embryyo Technologies Pvt Ltd” had been invited for a 3 day workshop on innovations in healthcare delivery, based on their TB work as a case study selected under the ‘Social Innovations in Health Inititiatives‘ program. Embryyo was also featured in the SIHI video made by WHO TDR, Skoll, Oxford and Bertha, UCT.
Cellzyme Biotech Pvt Ltd, an associate incubatee of Venture Center has been selected for the FICCI R&D Catapult (StartUp)Awards 2015.
The annual FICCI R&D Awards recognizes research outcomes from organizations that has been at the forefront of creating domestic capabilities and making the country self-reliant.
The Award has been conferred during the Inaugural Session of the Global R&D Summit 2015, scheduled at 10 AM on 7th December, 2015 at Vigyan Bhawan, New Delhi. The Inaugural Session is graced by Shri Nitin Gadkari, Hon’ble Union Minister of Road Transport & Highways and Shipping, Government of India, Shri Y. S. Chowdary, Hon’ble Minister of State for Ministry of Science & Technology & Earth Sciences, Government of India, amongst other luminaries.
More about the summit: http://www.ficcirndsummit.com/background.html
More about: Cellzyme Biotech Pvt Ltd
Dr. Abhay Shendye of Swasti Agro & Bioproducts Pvt Ltd, an associate incubatee of Venture center won the Vodafone Mobile For Good India Award in the area of “Agriculture & Environment”.
More about the award: http://www.vodafone.in/mobile-for-good/home.html
NavStik Autonomous Systems Pvt Ltd, A Venture Center resident incubatee has been featured in Indian Express post his winning PuneConnect 2015.
The article ” Winner of PuneConnect hopes to add fuel to drone growth” published in The Sunday Express on 29th Nov talks about their product “Flyt” that will allow drone makers to build commercial drone application for various fields like agriculture, survey deliveries etc. The article also focuses on how the drone industry has grown over last few years and various upcoming sectors of applications.
The complete article can be read here
NavStik Autonomous Systems Pvt Ltd, a resident incubatee of Venture Center was adjudicated the winner at PuneConnect 2015.
Puen Connect is the startup event of Software Exporters Associations of Pune in partnership with NASSCOM, TiE Pune, Pune Tech, SMEjoinup, CiiE, Pune Open Coffee Club, STPI, mccia etc.
More about Pune Connect: http://puneconnect.com/#ho
Benefits to selected startups includes:
• Exposure to Pune’s top companies, potential customers and potential mentors
• Exposure to Venture Capitalists and Angel Investors who are being invited to the event
• Press and media coverage before and after the event
• Entry for PuneConnect winners to National level events organized by NASSCOM
NDTV 360 published an article on Venture Center’s resident incubatee NavStik Autonomous Systems Pvt Ltd in their October issue. The article “This Pune-Based Startup Is Creating an Android-Like Platform for Drones” talks about the technology and the road ahead for the company.
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Newndra Innovation is featured in BioSpectrum in their November issue. The article “Newest Hot Start-up: Newndra’s revolutionizing ‘JaipurBelt’ ” talks about how the innovator Mr. Ganesh Jangir came up with the idea of innovating product for the spine and waist support through a belt system named as “JaipurBelt”.
The article also talks about Newndra’s various achievements including a grant support worth Rs 1 million from the Department of Scientific and Industrial Research (DSIR), Government of India, the semi-finalist spot for Anjani Mashelkar Inclusive Innovation Awards 2014, invitation by IUSSTF to attend the 6th Global Entrepreneurship Summit 2015 in Nairobi, Kenya. Recently, Newndra was selected as one among the top-three for the Indo-US Science & Technology Fund. The company is also one of the top 5 finalists in the IMC (Indian Merchant Chambers) Inclusive Innovation Award 2014.
Venture Center incubatees won several awards at the IKMC 2015, organized by IKP Hyderabad
- Mr. Sachin Dubey of Module Innovation Pvt Ltd won second prize in poster presentation in “Diagnostics”
- Dr. Vishwas Joshi of Seagull Biosolutions won second prize in poster presentation in “Drug Discovery /Therapeutics”
- Dr. Abhay Shendye of Swasti Agro & Bioproducts won first prize in poster presentation in the fields of “Industrial Biotech/Agri”
- Ashish Gawade of Jeevtronics won first prize in the Lightning Pitch awards
- Dr. Abhay Shendye & Sachin Dubey also secured third positions in the Lightning Pitch awards
Omix Research & Diagnostics Labs has received in-principle approval for grant funding of 50 Lakhs.
Mr. Pawan Samdani of Eumentis Informatics Pvt Ltd is covered by BioSpectrum in their September issue “Hot Start-up: Forging ahead with perseverance”
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