Ather Energy’s smart scooter will hit the road next year-article by The Hindu BusinessLine

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

Swasti Agro selected for semifinals at the STARTUPS CLUB Demon Day 2017

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.

Synthera Biomedical won 1st prize in the Pitch Fest under Med Tech and Diagnostics category at Start Up Bio 2017 in Bangalore

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.

Pune-based startups win big at Startup Bio event in Bangalore

Green Pyramid was featured in “The Pune Mirror “

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

Nishant Kumar of Embryyo Technologies is one among “Top 10 Innovators Under 35” from India.

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.

 

CSIR labs NCL and IGIB sign Licensing agreement with Ahammune Biosciences for Vitiligo drug development

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.

Genrich Membrane is the recipient of the 1st eN-ABLE Startup Awardee in the BioEngineering Category

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.

Genrich Membranes received 2nd prize during technology showcase at IKMC-2016

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

About IKMC:

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

Green Pyramid Biotech Pvt Ltd has been selected for the Academia Industry Training – AIT Cycle 3 organized by DST, Swissnex India and SINE, IIT Bombay

Green Pyramid Biotech Pvt Ltd-a resident incubatee of Venture Center has been selected for the Academia Industry Training – AIT Cycle 3 which is jointly organized by Department of Science and Technology (DST), Swissnex India and Society for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SINE, IIT Bombay).

Embryyo BoxRx product featured in UNAIDS deal book

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.

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Embryyo featured in SIHI video

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.

 

NavStik Autonomous Systems Pvt Ltd won PuneConnect 2015

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

Newndra Innovation featured in BioSpectrum

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.

Orthocrafts Innovations Pvt Ltd featured in BioSpectrum

Orthocrafts Innovations Pvt Ltd, a resident incubatee of Venture Center is featured in the September edition of BioSpectrum in an article ” Hot Start-up: Crafting bioabsorbable implants for India”. The article focuses on how the technology innovation formed the basis of creation of “Orthocrafts” . The complete article can be read here: http://www.biospectrumindia.com/biospecindia/features/222439/hot-start-crafting-bioabsorbable-implants-india/page/1

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Ganesh Jangir of Newndra Innovations Pvt Ltd in the limelight

Ganesh Jangir founder of Newndra Innovations Pvt Ltd has received recognition at various platforms,
1. Top five finalist for IMC Inclusive Innovation Award.
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2. Ganesh Invited to attend 6th Global Entrepreneur Summit 2015 http://www.ges2015.org/ , held at Nairobi Kenya(Fully Sponsored by US Govt ) (PFA Photos and invitation letter)
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ExoCan Healthcare Technologies Pvt Ltd featured in BioSpectrum

Aman Sharma of ExoCan Healthcare Technologies Pvt Ltd is featured in BioSpectrum in its 7th September 2015 issue. The article “Unleashing the power of Exosomes” talks about ExoCan’s journey so far in terms of innovation and technology , team, funding, future strategy for marketing and visibility. The article also captured the concern raised by Mr. Sharma regarding the various bottlenecks like lack of private funding opportunities in this space and potential failure risks.

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The complete article can be read here

 

 

Dr. Girish Arabale featured in Ahmedabad Mirror

Dr. Girish Arabale , founder of Molqbits Sensors & Data Pvt Ltd, a Resident incubatee of Venture Center is featured in Ahmedabad Mirror on 2nd September 2015. The article ” Life with Pi” focuses on how children in remote tribal schools in Maharashtra are experiencing a digital wonderland, otherwise quite out of their reach, with the help of Raspberry Pi introduced by Dr Girish Arabale, in a bid to improve their lives.

The complete news article can be read here

Venture Center resident incubatees are the winners for LexInnova-Venture Center award

The LexInnova-Venture Center award for Social Enterprises and Inventive Enterprises have been awarded to the  following Venture Center resident incubatees,

Winners of LexInnova-Venture Center award for Social Enterprises,

Winner 1: Jeevtronics Pvt Ltd

Winner 2: ExoCan Healthcare Technologies Pvt Ltd

Winners of LexInnova-Venture Center award for Inventive Enterprises,

Winner 1: Synthera Biomedical Pvt Ltd

Winner 2: Nayam Innovations Pvt Ltd

About LexInnova-Venture Center award: IPFACE at Venture Center and LexInnova have teamed up to support inventive activities, innovators, inventive entrepreneurs and inventive R&D organizations in the Venture Center’s extended innovation ecosystem.

Under its Corporate Social Responsibility activities, LexInnova has volunteered to provide free IP related services to deserving innovators, entrepreneurs and non-profit organizations selected and recommended by Venture Center. This collaboration was launched in FY2015-16.

More info here

Venture Center resident incubatees featured in Express Pharma

Venture Center and its resident incubatees Shantani Proteome Analytics,  Seagull Biosolutions Pvt Ltd and BIRAC’s Biotechnology Ignition Grantee Dr. Tania Paul are featured exclusively in the Express Pharma- No.1 Business News Magazine of Indian Express for the pharmaceutical industry .

Picture2The complete article can be read here

About Express Pharma: Express Pharma, first published as Express Pharma Pulse in 1994, is today India’s leading business fortnightly for the pharmaceutical industry. With the patronage of its readers, Express Pharma has grown to become the No.1 Business News Magazine for the pharmaceutical industry. The editorial contents include: news, views, analysis and interviews, under four main segments: Market (The business of pharmaceuticals), Management (Insight for managing pharma), Research (Expertise for drug development) and Pharma Life (HR issues with a pharma focus). Besides this, we bring out periodic specials like the quarterly Pharma Technology Review,  Packaging Special and LABNEXT

Module Innovation Pvt Ltd featured on Pixr8

Module Innovation Pvt Ltd, a Venture center resident incubatee was featured on Pixr8-an online news/media platform.

The exclusive article on Module Innovation named “Ecosense – A self-diagnosis checkup strip made by Pune based entrepreneurs” summarizes the journey of the company from  the motivation behind the creation of the company to the current standing .

The full article can be read here

About Pixr8: This is a global media platform dedicated to Start-ups and business organisations for promoting entrepreneurship. They are a team of social media pioneers, online user experience experts, PR consultants and content conditioners with an in-depth understanding of internet culture. Their vision is to create a global culture for start-ups across the globe. More…

Omix Labs won the StartHealth competition by Unitus Seed Fund

Dr. Sudeshna Adak of OmiX Research and Diagnostics Laboratories Pvt Ltd, a Ignition program member of Venture Center won the StartHealth competition by Unitus Seed Fund.

The competition was sponsored by Unitus, Narayana Health, Manipal Hospitals, PATH, and Pfizer drew more than 100 health-tech entrepreneurs across India. Out of more than 100 applicants only 10 health-tech startups participated in the final online pitches to an industry jury.

Omix Labs will receive a prize of INR 10 lakhs and an opportunity to pitch for participating in Unitus’ StartHealth investment Program that includes up to 50 lakhs of additional non-dilutive funding, an investment of up to INR 1 crore from Unitus Seed Fund and go-to-market support from StartHealth partners Narayana Health, Manipal Hospitals, PATH, Pfizer and Unitus Seed Fund.

About Unitus: Unitus Seed Fund is the leading venture seed fund supporting startups innovating for the masses in India. More 

About StartHealth: StartHealth program was launched by Unitus Seed Fund, Pfizer Inc., PATH, Manipal Hospitals and Narayana Health in early 2015. This is an innovative program to provide up to INR 10 crore (US$1.6M) in grants and investments to very early-stage startups seeking to enhance access to affordable technology-driven healthcare products and services for the low-income masses in India. More

Poonawalla Group mentioned about partnership with NobleExchange

Mr. Adar Poonawalla, Executive Director of Serum Institute of India Ltd (SIIL) mentioned about their partnership for social projects, like waste management with NobleExchange Environment Solutions Pvt Ltd, a resident incubatee of Venture Center  in “The Hindu BusinessLine”

More about the news: http://www.thehindubusinessline.com/companies/we-are-working-on-malaria-dengue-vaccines-adar-poonawala-executive-director-serum-institute/article7347173.ece

ExoCan Healthcare Technologies Pvt Ltd featured in STARTUPWAVE Newsletter

ExoCan Healthcare Technologies Pvt Ltd, a resident incubatee of Venture Center is featured in STARTUPWAVE Newsletter.

The article focuses on the product features that ExoCan is developing and funding requirement of the company.

About STARTUPWAVE: StartupWave is a virtual incubation platform that has been built as an infrastructure for the Indian startup incubation ecosystem, conceptualized by Intellecap in partnership with Government of UK’s Department for International Development in India and GIZ on behalf of the German Ministry of Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ). As a collaborative platform, it aims to “democratize incubation” and is a one-stop service, providing a blend of virtual and in-person support to take start-up enterprises from idea to investment stage. This platform is designed in consultation with and is being used by incubators, corporates, funds and startups.

Embryyo Technologies Pvt Ltd’s “TB Drug Adherence Monitoring” project has been selected as the top 25 innovations under the ‘Social Innovations in Health Inititiatives’ program.

“TB Drug Adherence Monitoring” project by Embryyo Technologies Pvt Ltd, a resident incubatee of Venture Center has been selected as the top 25 innovations under the ‘Social Innovations in Health Inititiatives‘ program.
The program is being jointly adminstered by –
– The Bertha Centre for Social Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Graduate School of Business, University of Cape Town
– The Skoll Centre for Social Entrepreneurship, Said Business School, The University of Oxford
– Special Programme for Research and Training in Tropical Diseases (TDR), World Health Organization
More details about the program. http://healthinnovationproject.org/

Dr. Rajkumar Rajagopal has been shortlisted for BIRAC-Ignite 2015 Fellowship

Dr. Rajkumar Rajagopal, Rajgopal-Director R&D, Cellzyme Biotech India Pvt Ltd among the five fellows shortlisted for  BIRAC-Ignite 2015 Fellowship.

The shortlisted BIRAC-Ignite Fellows for 2015 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. This year’s Ignite & the additional week are scheduled from 5th-17th July 2015.

This fellowship will cover CeFL’s Ignite program fees, UK visa fees, boarding & lodging and to & fro travel to London as per BIRAC norms.

More information here

Venture Center resident incubatees shortlisted for BIRAC-Ignite 2015 Fellowship

Mr. Aman Sharma of Exocan Healthcare Technologies Pvt Ltd and Dr. Venkat Panchagnula of Barefeet Analytics Pvt Ltd among the five fellows shortlisted for  BIRAC-Ignite 2015 Fellowship.

The shortlisted BIRAC-Ignite Fellows for 2015 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. This year’s Ignite & the additional week are scheduled from 5th-17th July 2015.

This fellowship will cover CeFL’s Ignite program fees, UK visa fees, boarding & lodging and to & fro travel to London as per BIRAC norms.

More information here

 

 

Gram Oorja inaugurates seven solar micro-grids at Jawhar taluka of Palghar district

Gram Oorja Solutions Pvt Ltd, a resident incubatee of Venture Center inaugurates seven solar micro-grids at the hands of Shri Chintaman Vanaga, Member of the Lok Sabha from Palghar at Hedoli, Jhap grampanchayat, Jawhar taluka, Palghar dist. These micro-grids were set up under the aegis of Pragati Pratisthan, with funding from ICICI Bank. These villages are located in Jhap, Aina and Pathardi gram panchayats of Jawhar taluka of Palghar district. The villages of Dakhanepada, Umbarpada, Vadpada, Hedoli, Navapada, Manmohadipada and Bhatipada, comprising of 200 households and a total population of approx. 1200 now have micro-grids totaling 38 kWp servicing their power needs.

Shri Girish Kuber, Editor of Loksatta, Mumbai also graced the occasion as a special guest.

This news is covered by various media platforms like IBNlokmat and Loksatta.

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Nayam Innovations Pvt Ltd clinched 100,000 US$ investment from Villgro

Nayam Innovations Pvt Ltd, a resident incubatee of Venture Center founder by Mr. Tanuj Gigras, has secured investment of around Rs 64 lakh ($100,000) from Villgro, a social enterprise incubator, supporting innovators and social entrepreneurs.

About, Nayam Innovations Pvt Ltd:  Nayam Innovations is a biomedical device startup founded in December 2012 by two IIT-Bombay engineers developing an artificial implant of the eye to treat cataract and its post-surgical refractive error complications using their proprietary technology ISITE. More about Nayam : read here

About Villgro: http://www.villgro.org/

 

The news about this investment deal has been captured and highlighted by various media platforms like Entrepreneur India.com in their news section, Economic Times, VCCircle News & Times of India..

http://www.entrepreneurindia.com/news/Villgro-invests-in-Pune-based-biomedical-device-startup-Nayam-Innovations-6416/

in Economic Times , in http://articles.economictimes.indiatimes.com/2015-05-14/news/62165135_1_villgro-64-lakh-cataract

Nayam Investment by Villgro

by VCCircle,

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http://epaperbeta.timesofindia.com/Article.aspx?eid=31807&articlexml=Villgro-invests-100000-in-biotech-startup-15052015018036#

 

 

 

Karthik Somasundaram from Mother Diagnostic Systems Private Limited has been shortlisted for Silicon Valley under DST-Lockheed Martin India Innovation Growth Program 2015

Karthik Somasundaram from Mother Diagnostic Systems Private Limited, a Venture Center’s Ignition program member,  has been shortlisted for Silicon Valley Visit & IC2 Institute’s Business Development Support under IIGP 2015.

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

Periwinkle Technologies Pvt Ltd won first prize in the poster presentation at The diabetologists’ conference for Maharashtra State (RSSDI) in Pune

Periwinkle Technologies Pvt Ltd, a resident incubatee of Venture Center, won the first prize for the poster presentation at the The diabetologists’ conference for Maharashtra State (RSSDI) held in Pune from 1st to 3rd May 2015.

More about 9th Annual Conference RSSDI Maharashtra Chapter – 2015 can be found here

Periwinkle at RSSDI

 

Nishant Kumar of Embryyo Technologies Pvt Ltd received a grant of 100K USD from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation

Embryyo Technologies Pvt Ltd, a resident incubatee of Venture Center received a grant of 100K USD from the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation and USAID under the Grand Challenges in TB Control program. This is the Phase 2 of the project which they have been awarded after the successful completion and pilot testing of their products developed during Phase 1 of the project.

In the Phase 2 of the project, they will be conducting a multi-center trial of the product to establish the efficacy of the intervention in improving the drug adherence of TB patients.

More info about grand challenge in TB control can be found here

Venture Center incubatees among top 50 innovators selected for Indian Innovation Growth Program 2015

The following Venture Center incubatees  are among the top 50 innovators selected by Indian Innovation Growth Program 2015 for further week long advanced training in basic principles of product commercialization, readiness for market, business models, IP rights, competitive positioning, and mechanisms for revenue by experienced faculty members from the Stanford Graduate School of Business

1. Mr Karthik Somasundaram from Mother Diagnostic Systems Pvt Ltd

2. Dr Rajakumar Rajagopal from Cellzyme Biotech India Pvt Ltd

About the Indian Innovation Growth program: http://www.indiainnovates.in/aboutprogram.aspx

Dr. Abhay Shendye of Swasti Agro & Bioproducts Pvt Ltd became the pitch winner at Villgro’s Unconvention|L

Dr. Abhay Shendye of Swasti Agro & Bioproducts Pvt Ltd, an associate incubatee of Venture Center became the pitch winner in the category of “enterprise-stage” and received a cash prize of Rs1,00,000/- at the Villgro’s Unconvention|L event on 7th March, Saturday held at the MCCIA Trade Tower.

The details about the event is given in the link: http://unconvention.co.in/unconvention-l

Winners for the business pitch will also receive Entrepreneur Scholarship which offers an event pass and paid trip up to Rs 10,000 to attend the Sankalp Unconvention Summit in Mumbai in April 2015

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Other than the cash prizes and the scholarship the winners will get an exclusive session to discuss their business with Villgro mentors, the chance to be incubated by Villgro and receive Rs 65 lakh funding, hands-on mentoring and talent support, connect to national and international networks.

More information about: Villgro

Mr. Aman Sharma, won the business pitch at the Villgro’s Unconvention|L event

Mr. Aman Sharma, a resident incubatee of Venture Center became the pitch winner in the category of “early stage idea” and received Rs 50,000/-cash prize at the Villgro’s Unconvention|L event on 7th March, Saturday 2015, held at the MCCIA Trade Tower.The details about the event is given in the link:

http://unconvention.co.in/unconvention-l

Winners for the business pitch will also receive Entrepreneur Scholarship which offers an event pass and paid trip up to Rs 10,000 to attend the Sankalp Unconvention Summit in Mumbai in April 2015

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Other than the cash prizes and the scholarship the winners will get an exclusive session to discuss their business with Villgro mentors, the chance to be incubated by Villgro and receive Rs 65 lakh funding, hands-on mentoring and talent support, connect to national and international networks.

More information about: Villgro

In the news: Module Innovations Pvt Ltd and Abhiruchi Probiotics Pvt Ltd covered by The Economic Times

Mr. Sachin Dubey and Mr. Usman Khan of Module Innovations Pvt Ltd and Mr. Hrishikesh Mungi of Abhiruchi Probiotics Pvt Ltd were covered by The Economic Times in their “Entrepreneurship” section. Both Module Innovations and Abhiruchi Probiotics are beneficiaries of “Lab2Mkt ” program of Venture Center.

The article focuses on scientists turning  entrepreneurs and taking their  research from labs to market through Venture Center’s early stage technology commercialization programs like “Lab2Mkt”,  along with aid from various funding agencies including “Biotechnology Ignition Grant” from Department of Biotechnology, Government of India.

More about the news can be read here

In the news: Ather Energy Pvt Ltd covered by various newspapers for clinching $1 million investment from Flipkart founders

Flipkart founders Sachin Bansal and Binny Bansal have invested $1 million in Ather Energy Pvt Ltd. Ather Energy, an electric vehicle start-up  based out of the incubation cell  of IIT Madras focuses on designing high-speed electric two-wheelers for the Indian market.

Ather also raised $1 million in February this year from V Srinivas (founder, Aerospike) and the Technology Development Board, Government of India.

More about the news can be read at :

The Economic Times: Flipkart founders Sachin & Binny Bansal invest $1 mn in electric vehicle start-up Ather

NDTV Profit: Flipkart Founders Invest $1 Million in Electric Vehicle Start-Up Ather

The Hindu Business Line: Flipkart founders invest $1 million in electric vehicle start-up Ather

 

 

 

Mr. Gautam Morey of Sofomo and Swayam Sikshan Prayog have been awarded “Vodafone Mobile for Good” award

Mr. Gautam Morey of Sofomo Embedded Solutions Pvt Ltd, a resident incubatee of Venture Center and Swayam Sikshan Prayog, an ex-resident incubatee of Venture Center have been awarded at the “Vodafone Mobile for Good” award 2014 organized in Delhi on 17 November 2014!!

About Vodafone mobile for good award:
Mobile for Good Awards, a flagship initiative of the Vodafone Foundation in India supports emerging mobile solutions with transformational impact on the society. In 2011, the Vodafone Foundation introduced the ‘Mobile for Good‘ (M4G) Awards under the framework of the existing mBillionth award, instituted by the Digital Empowerment Foundation (DEF) in India. The awards recognised and supported four best practice NGOs/NPOs using mobile technology in the areas of m-health, m- education, m-governance and m-business inclusion in India, through crucial funding and mentorship.

More about the award can be found at : http://microsite.vodafone.in/mobileforgood/index.html

Mr. Sachin Dubey of Module Innovation Private Limited has won second prize in poster presentation at IKMC 2014 organized by IKP Hyderabad

Mr. Sachin Dubey of Module Innovation Pvt Ltd, a Lab2Mkt beneficiary of Venture Center has won second prize in the poster presentation (diagnostic), at the “International Knowledge Millennium Conference”( IKMC) 2014 organized by IKP Knowledge Park Hyderabad on November 3 & 4.

About IKMC:

As part of its Knowledge Network building activities, IKP Knowledge Park organises the International Knowledge Millennium Conference, IKMC, once every two years 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

Mr. Tanuj Gigras of Nayam Innovations Private Limited has won first prize in poster presentation and second prize in the lightning pitch at IKMC 2014 organized by IKP Hyderabad

Mr. Tanuj Gigras of Nayam Innovations Pvt Ltd, a resident incubatee of Venture Center has won two prizes at the “International Knowledge Millennium Conference”( IKMC) 2014 organized by IKP Knowledge Park Hyderabad on November 3 & 4.

Mr. Gigras won,

1. First prize in the poster presentation on medical devices among 100+ innovators and startups  and,

2. Second prize in the lightning pitch where 20 entrepreneurs were to pitch their ideas.

About IKMC:

As part of its Knowledge Network building activities, IKP Knowledge Park organises the International Knowledge Millennium Conference, IKMC, once every two years 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

In the News: Dr. Abhay Shendye of Swasti Agro & Bioproducts Pvt Ltd covered by Indian Express Pune newsline

Dr. Abhay Shendye of Swasti Agro & Bioproducts Pvt Ltd, an associate incubatee of Venture Center has been covered by Indian Express Pune newsline in its 5th Nov 2014 edition.

The article in the news highlights his work on “vaccine” for plants to save pomegranate crop. His novel work has earned him accolades from Department of Bio-technology , Government of India including the prestigious “Biotechnology Ignition grant”.

More about the news article can be found here

NavStik Autonomous Systems Pvt Ltd , an associate incubatee of Venture Center has won the “Pune Startup Meet and Pitch” event on Saturday 30th August.

Startup Meet+ Pitch powered by  10000 START-UPS (A NASSCOM Initiative) and Google for Entrepreneurs, are passionate about helping entrepreneurs and seeing startups succeed. They  intend to make the startup journey less lonely, more connected, and more meaningful.

They offer an opportunity for all elements of startup ecosystem in the cities to meet, share knowledge-resources! As an entrepreneur – working from one’s dorm room, house or office, they might have large book of questions can now use this opportunity to come out & ask the questions to other entrepreneurs & investors!

The pitch winners will receive $25,000 VAS & credits from Google, Microsoft & Amazon.

More information on the schedule and pitch details please visit : http://startupmeet.org/

Venture Center resident incubatees Mr. Nishant Kumar and Shantani Proteome Analytics among the successful applicants of first Call announced by BIRAC’s SPARSH on Maternal and Child Health:Affordable Product development

1. Applicant : Nishant Kumar
Project Title:
A novel technique for monitoring of fetal growth through volume imagingof the fundus and estimating the gestational age, amniotic fluid index and intra‐uterine growth abnormalities of the fetus
Brief Description:
The central idea of the proposal is to build novel diagnostic tools to monitor the growth of the fetus during pregnancy. This will be achieved by the regular measurement of the volume of the fundus, weight of the pregnant lady and her height.
2. Applicant: Shantani Proteome Analytics Private Limited
Project Title:
Development of a point‐of‐care diagnostic tool for pre‐eclampsia screening.
Brief Description:
The applicant wants to utilize Shantani’s in house protein biochemistry and immunology expertise to first screen and select the antibody against PIGF and sFlt‐1,and then use the selected antibodies to develop an immunochromatography method forthe detection of PIGF and sFlt‐1 and finally validate the method in clinical samples.

NobleExchange Solutions Pvt Ltd has been awarded the contract from Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) for waste processing plant to process 300 metric ton of waste everyday.

Our resident incubatee, NobleExchange Solutions Pvt Ltd has been awarded the contract from Pune Municipal Corporation (PMC) for setting up waste processing plant to process 300 metric ton of waste everyday.

NobleExchange, being the younger of the two companies who have been awarded the contract out of 5 bidding companies, will be provided with 7 acres of land to set up the processing plant. Both the plants of these companies will be constructed on a Build-Operate-Transfer (BOT) basis.

More about the news can be found at:
www.punemirror.in/pune/civic/PMC-approves-two-new-waste-processing-plants/articleshow/39701865.cms

Mr. Nishant Kumar of Embryyo Technologies Private Limited has won the second prize at the CAMtech hack-a-thon held in Bangalore on July 17-20, 2014

About the hack-a-thon: GE and Glocal Healthcare have partnered with Consortium for Affordable Medical Technologies (CAMTech) India which is supported by USAID, Omidyar Network and BACCA Foundation to conduct a hack-a-thon called “Jugaad-a-thon”

More information can be found at:  http://www.jugaadathon.com/

Gram Oorja, resident incubatee at Venture Center is captured in a report at Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School for Public and International Affairs

Gram Oorja has been highlighted in a report titled as “Rural Energy Alternatives in India: Opportunities in Financing and Community Engagement for Renewable Energy Microgrid Projects” which focuses on challenges for rural electrification in India and possible approaches  to meet them.  The report was produced by a group of   second year graduate students at the Princeton University’s Woodrow Wilson School for Public and International Affairs as a degree requirement for the completion of a Masters of Public Affairs.

The complete report :https://wws.princeton.edu/sites/default/files/content/591f%20Rural%20Energy%20Alternatives%20in%20India.pdf

The Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs, founded at Princeton University in 1930, provides an interdisciplinary program that prepares undergraduate and graduate students for careers in public and international affairs

Uniqflux Membranes LLP, have been selected for the INDIA SME 100 Awards for the Membrane manufacturing activity

The India SME Forum is India’s only not for profit, non political, non governmental and non trade association and is India largest SME initiative for enabling the SMEs to sharing best practices, addressing their concerns and rewarding success.

The India SME 100 ranking will act as catalyst to identify promising SMEs and recognize them for eventually becoming large global-oriented companies and also to offer them the platform to promote themselves to investors and partners to sustain growth

List of the award winners can be found here:

http://www.indiasmeforum.org/index2.php?filename=list-of-winners-ofindia%20sme-100awards%202013%20-iind-edition.html

 

Dr. Vishwas Joshi, founder of Seagull Biosolutions Pvt Ltd has been selected among the top 10 shortlisted innovators for Silicon Valley course under DST-Lockheed Martin India Innovation Growth Program.

Seagull Biosolutions Pvt Ltd founded by Dr. Vishwas Joshi in 2011, is a research driven technology startup dedicated to emerging technologies for healthcare. More…

Seagull Biosolutions Pvt Ltd was selected among the top ten innovators from sectors as diverse as healthcare, textiles, agriculture, defense and food processing.

In a multi-step evaluation, first phase screening selected top 100 inventors, then 45 innovators were down-selected and given week long training by faculty members from the Stanford Graduate School of Business. Of this, 20 of the top 30 innovators received a cash award of Rs1 lakh each and ten will be taken on all expenses paid trip to the Silicon Valley.

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

Biotech innovation: Biopore Surgicals on Hunnarbaaz! Skilled To Win!

Biopore Surgicals featured on Hunnarbaaz : Biotech innovation

Hunnarbaaz: A pioneering reality TV show that spotlights skills and innovations.
The show will help millions of young Indians become aware of the various ways in which they can upgrade their skills, become employable and commercially utilise their inventive genius to provide for themselves.
Telecast every Sunday at 11 am from 9th February 2014 for 40 weeks on DD National

Biotech innovation: Seagull Biosolutions Pvt Ltd on Hunnarbaaz! Skilled To Win!

Seagull Biosolutions Pvt Ltd featured on Hunnarbaaz : Biotech innovation

Hunnarbaaz: A pioneering reality TV show that spotlights skills and innovations.
The show will help millions of young Indians become aware of the various ways in which they can upgrade their skills, become employable and commercially utilise their inventive genius to provide for themselves.
Telecast every Sunday at 11 am from 9th February 2014 for 40 weeks on DD National

Swayam Shikshan Prayog wins Best Innovation: Social Entrepreneurship and Inclusive Business Models awarded by the Maharashtra State Rural Livelihoods Mission

Swayam Shikshan Prayog wins Best Innovation: Social Entrepreneurship and Inclusive Business Models, awarded by the Maharashtra State Rural Livelihoods Mission (MSRLM) at the Maharashtra Rural Livelihoods Innovation Forum (MRLIF) on 27th January, 2014

MSRLM through the MRLIF aims at partnering with organizations that go beyond income generation activities and employment programs to include capacity building, financial inclusion, social mobilization and marketing services which are important elements of livelihoods enhancement.

MRLIF is a forum which recognizes such innovations in areas of social and financial inclusion, livelihood and sub sectors, social entrepreneurship and inclusive business models.The award was presented to the Founder and Director of SSP, Ms. Prema Gopalan by eminent dignitary, Shri Jairam Ramesh, Honorable Minister for Rural Development.

SSP was selected as the finalist amongst 38 finalists shortlisted from over 400 applications in Maharashtra.

 

Shantani Proteome Analytics Pvt Ltd appeared on the Young Turks on CNBC-TV18

 

Shantani Proteome Analytics Pvt Ltd headed by Dr. Chaitanya Saxena was featured on the Young Turks a show that focuses on entrepreneurs and broadcast on CNBC-TV18 channel.

The segment on Shantani can be viewed online here:

http://www.moneycontrol.com/video/special-videos/shantani-proteome-finds-ways-to-target-proteinsbody_940352.html

About Young Turks:

They have completed over 400 episodes featuring over almost 1000 young and dynamic entrepreneurs. Guests who have been featured range from first generation entrepreneurs in different fields like Vikram Akula of SKS Micro-finance who was named one of Time Magazine’s 100 most influential people, Aditya Mittal of ArcelorMittal, Rajiv Bajaj of Bajaj Auto, Rajiv Samant of Sula Wines, Malvinder Singh and a whole host of other first and second generation entrepreneurs. As Young Turks turns 11, its time to celebrate 11 years of leadership. With their new series Young Turks@11, their  focus is on different aspects of business