Here are the companies that have been selected to demo at the “Startup Alley” at PuneConnect 2013. These were shortlisted out of 100+ submissions that were received. Note: some really good startups that were slightly more established than these early stage startups were not included in this list, but were included in the “Established Startups” category. (Note: if you are the contact person for one of these companies, and you have not yet sent us email confirming your participation, please do so immediately by sending an email to email@example.com, otherwise you risk losing your spot.)
List of Companies
- 1) iGIS Framework 2) iBiGD Framework – G2C, G2B
- CacheAdvance – Enterprise Applications, Database, Web servers, File servers, e.g., MySQL, Drupal. Cassandra and HBase modules in the works.
- ClarityERP – B2B Services
- CloudEngine – B2B, Mobile, Cloud backend
- CollEDGE – Education SaaS Products
- CopyNotify! – B2B
- DustMotes – B2B
- Ednexa – Consumer Internet
- EduePedia & CampusPedia – ERP for Schools and Collegesfor S – Services
- GEMS – Software Services
- IT Security – Consumer Internet, B2B, Services
- Instaclique – High end E-commerce
- Interview Mocha – B2B
- Kommbox – B2B
- LeadEnrich – B2B
- Logic Engine – B2B, Big Data, Internet of Things
- LooRewards – Waste Management & Sanitation
- NFC Reta-X – B2B, Mobile, Tablet
- ProActEye – Services
- RoomLion.com – Consumer Internet – Real Estate / Travel / Hospitality
- Savetime – Consumer Internet for Healthcare
- SharperSun, Energy Guru –
- Smart Survey – Solution for effective Tree Census – Environment – Tree survey
- SmartM Care Mobile Customer Care – B2B, Contact Center, CRM
- Tork – Automobile
- Wicfy – Consumer Internet
- XceedCRM – B2B
- ZilicusPM – B2B, SMEs
New Indictrans Technologies Pvt Ltd
- Product: 1) iGIS Framework 2) iBiGD Framework
- Primary Focus Domain: G2C, G2B
- Company Formed: 4+ yrs
- Product Launch: 2 yrs
- Website: www.indictranstech.com
- Company Video:
New Indictrans Technologies Pvt Ltd is a global Information Technology GIS company committed to Empowering Business Transformation.
A comprehensive set of GIS based software solutions (20+), coupled with a wide range of IT services, uniquely positions the company to address the dynamic requirements of a variety of industry verticals, predominantly eGovernance, Healthcare, Education, Manufacturing and transport & Logistics. The Company’s iGIS platform and ready to deploy products provides quick, easy and secured rollout GIS enabled services and products to end clients.
“Indictrans” mainly focuses on e-Governance solutions and specialize in development of G2C & G2B solutions using various cutting edge technologies.
Overview of product – core idea and value proposition: # iGIS Framework for Customers, SIs and OEMs
A unique platform for building GIS enabled products and solutions. It is flexible and easy to configure with any application or 3rd party solutions. Due to Plug-n-Play architecture, it is very easy to build any Web, Desktop or Mobile GIS applications. It provides comprehensive API library for accessing any kind of services and data. This framework is suitable for any domain or vertical. Some of the product/solutions developed using this framework is mentioned below. It is can be used by;
• End customers
• System Integrators (SI)
Using iGIS framework, Indictrans has built given below product/solution:
- Incident Reporting System
- Scheme Monitoring System
- mGIS Suite for ULB
- OnTime for Transportation
# iBiGD Framework (Big GIS/Data Framework) for Retail, Healthcare, Education, UID, Urban etc.
A scalable data storage, analytics and visualization framework which can either run as standalone software or utilize cluster of commodity hardware to provide high availability solutions for those who need massive parallel data processing systems at relatively low cost. iBiGD is a framework with components which can be plugged in or out easily depending on different requirements. Using iBiGD framework it is easy to build product and solutions for different domains like Retail, Health Care, Education, UID (AADHAR), ULB and so on.
Differentiators / Unique Features: Our competitors are GIS companies having products and solutions for e-Governance and Private sector.
- Proven track record of last 4 years (No. of successfully executed projects)
- GIS Expertise which have competitive advantage in terms of Cost, Features and Flexibility
- Niche platform (iGIS) which is extendible to OEMs, SIs and End Users
- Domain expertise in E-governance (ULB, Traffic, Transport, Railways, Planning)
- Products and Solutions acceptance by customers AND recognition by media
- Association with ICG on National GIS(Govt of India)
- Directors with more than 10 years of work experience in IT industry
- Successfully delivered domestic and international projects with leading technology platforms
- Attrition rate < 2%
- Ready to deploy GIS products which are in accordance with govt policy and mandate
Management Team Background: # Kanhaiya Kale
Kanhaiya brings more than 10 years of technology, GIS product and outsourcing services experience to Indictrans, having served in a range of executive marketing, sales and business development roles.
Prior to Indictrans, Kanhaiya was Binyas, Science & Technology Park, Cybertech Networks Pvt Ltd and performed multiple roles such as Technical Architect, Project Manager, Pre-Sales and Business Analysis to name a few.
Kanhaiya is an Engineering graduate in Information Technology and leads the Pre-Sales and Program management activities of the organization and also contributes in interfacing clients and deliveries.
# Gupteshwar Joshi
Gupteshwar is a technology enthusiast having main interest in newest technologies and doing R&D on the different aspects of the technology. He is a co-founder and Director of New Indictrans Technology Pvt. Ltd. Gupteshwar has a zeal for technology deliveries and getting into the detailed aspects of the same. He has experience in design and analysis of different systems and applications using cutting edge technologies like GIS and Web 2.0.
Before founding “New Indictrans” he has worked with Binyas, Science & Technology Park, Cybertech Networks Pvt Ltd and performed multiple roles such as Delivery Manager, Project Manager, Tech Lead to name a few. With his exceptional technology R&D skills he has managed to deliver the complex systems and applications on different technology platforms successfully.
Gupteshwar is an Engineering graduate in Information Technology and leads the R&D and Deliveries on technology and projects front of the organization.
# Swapnil Hajare
A technology expert and entrepreneur, Swapnil heads Product Development and Innovation at Indictrans. He, along with 2 others founded New Indictrans Technologies in 2009. Since then, he has been instrumental in bringing out innovative GIS products and developing in-house expertise in various domains such as Urban Governance, Traffic, Transport and Business Intelligence. As founding member and Director of Indictrans, he plays key role in strategic planning and financial management of the organization.
Prior to Indictrans, Swapnil has worked at prestigious institutions such as Tata Institute of Social Sciences, C-DAC, Science and Technology Park. With 10 years of Industry Experience, he has managed key e-governance initiatives in departments such as Election Commission of India, Food & Civil Supplies and Dept. of Higher Education. He was also pioneer of Marathi Localization movement which led development of complete computing environment in Marathi language using Linux Operating System.
Swapnil is member of Industry Consultation Group on National GIS formed by Ministry of Earth Sciences, Govt. of India. He has also spoken at number of Open Source software events. He completed his Engineering in Computer Science from Mumbai University.
- Product: CacheAdvance
- Primary Focus Domain: Enterprise Applications, Database, Web servers, File servers, e.g., MySQL, Drupal. Cassandra and HBase modules in the works.
- Company Formed: 2012
- Product Launch: July 2013
- Website: http://cachebox.com/
- Company Video:
Business users demand peak performance from their applications but the reality is that the storage solutions that serve applications data have not kept pace with processing capabilities or user expectations. This is the problem that CacheBox solves.
Overview of product – core idea and value proposition: TURBOCHARGE YOUR APPLICATIONS WITH SSD CACHING
Business-critical enterprise applications residing on traditional hard disk based enterprise servers are often plagued by I/O performance limitations inherent with rotating magnetic media. Instead of a disruptive and expensive rip-and-replace approach that replaces all hard disks with faster SSDs; server-side SSD caching offers a cost-effective way to accelerate application I/O perfor- mance with no changes to your applications or underlying storage architecture.
CacheAdvance is a software-only, SSD ven- dor-neutral server-side caching solution that intelligently caches data required by the appli- cation on SSD drives. It works by intercepting application I/O requests intended for relatively slower hard disk devices in server and reroutes them to faster SSDs that have a cached copy of data required by the applica- tion.
•Deploy the power of flash / SSD drives in the enterprise by transparently caching hot data off existing DAS and SAN hard disks and logical volumes.
•Get blazing I/O speed without worrying about SSD write related wear and tear. CacheAd- vance’s intelligent flash-write algorithms reduce the need of SSD write and boost longevity.
•Leverage your existing investment in hard disks by complementing it with SSD caching to solve I/O performance issues cost effectively.
Differentiators / Unique Features: Flashsoft from SanDisk, Velobit (now acquired by Western Digital) and All-SSD storage arrays are our key competitors. Cachebox’s differentiation lies in:
* Application Specific Performance I/O acceleration as opposed to generic block level I/O speed up by competitors. Our caching algorithms are intelligent and are optimized by add-on application specific modules. No one else in the market provides those today.
* Extremely low system overheads (CPU and RAM) as compared to competition.
* Pure software solution, SSD vendor neutral unlike our competitors who have a HW+SW solution and work only with their branded SSDs.
Management Team Background: Management Bio available at http://cachebox.com/leadership/
- Product: ClarityERP
- Primary Focus Domain: B2B Services
- Company Formed: January 2010
- Product Launch: April 2010
- Website: http://www.clarityerp.com
- Company Video:
ClarityERP specializes in offering fully integrated ERP software solutions to SME manufacturing and trading companies in a private and public cloud environment.
Overview of product – core idea and value proposition: Small and Medium scale manufacturing companies face the same complexities in managing their supply chain, sales orders, working capital and statutory compliance as large companies. A mobile workforce and multiple locations add further complexity. At the same time they face challenges such as high attrition and cost of manpower. They do not have the same resources as large companies to deploy and manage traditional ERP software systems that require expensive hardware and third party software licenses. To remain competitive in the current business environment they need a system driven approach to achieve required efficiency in all aspects of their business operations. ClarityERP streamlines business processes and decision support systems of a company and at the same time eliminates the need for capital expenditure by deploying in a pay as you use model (SaaS).
Differentiators / Unique Features: Our competition includes Tally at the lower end of the spectrum and SAP, Microsoft Dynamics etc. at the higher end.
1. Our competition offers fixed products with little room for customization. Customization is mostly discouraged or is very expensive. We recognize that ERP is a tool to be used by our customers and not the other way round. Our software architecture allows us to easily customize (add new tables, business processes and reports) ClarityERP at a fast pace and low cost.
2. Both sell their products through channel partners who run their own meter (in terms of cost) for implementing the system. In our case, the authors of the software implement it. There is no implementation charge!
3. Our software has been developed over a period of 30 years since 1982. We are a group company of Datascan Information Systems which was established in 1982. ClarityERP is a new startup targeting small manufacturers and traders by offering ERP solutions over the cloud. This differentiates us from other cloud ERP vendors in the sense that we have a stable, tried and tested product that we are now offering as a service over the cloud.
4. The software includes many features like “hyperlinks” on reports (drill down of data), facility to apply complex queries to filter data, facility to export data to spreadsheets, facility to attach documents to transactions, facility to email reports among others that have been developed over many years
Management Team Background: Sachin Kogekar
Sachin is the Founder and CEO of ClarityERP. A Bachelor of Computer Engineering from University of Pune with a Masters in Computer Science from Vanderbilt University, USA, Sachin worked for 9 years in various industries including as a management consultant at A T Kearney, USA and Product Manager at Datascan Information Systems, an ERP solutions provider for the SME segment before starting ClarityERP.
Vijay is an advisor to ClarityERP. A Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering from University of Bombay with a Masters in Mechanical Engineering and MBA from University of Minnesota, USA, Vijay worked for 10 years in various industries including as a product designer at Whirlpool Corporation USA, Manager at Gabriel India Ltd and Kirloskar Brothers. He founded Datascan Information Systems in 1982 and has been engaged in developing ERP software for the SME segment since then.
- Product: CloudEngine
- Primary Focus Domain: B2B, Mobile, Cloud backend
- Company Formed: 1/2013
- Product Launch: 11/2013
- Website: http://getcloudengine.net
- Company Video:
The company is focused on building ground-breaking products mainly in the areas of mobile, web and data. Currently the main product of the company is CloudEngine, which is an open source mobile backend (MBaaS).
We are currently incubated by the Morpheus accelerator. We also have been selected to pitch our product to a large investor panel at the first Techcrunch India event at Bangalore on 15th Nov. We are launching the product on the same day.
Overview of product – core idea and value proposition: CloudEngine is an open source mobile backend-as-a-service (MBaaS) platform. It helps app developers build great apps much faster by taking the pain of backend server management out of the development process. Being open source, the platform aims to become the defacto choice for backend stack for mobile apps.
Differentiators / Unique Features: Currently there are 20+ mobile backend service providers in the market. Apart from being expensive, all of these services trap the users in vendor lock-in. It is almost impossible to move from one provider to another or to your own servers once there a thousands of users of the app. We aim to create an open system which will help app developers manage backend much easily.
Management Team Background: Swapnil Talekar ( Founder )– has more than 6 years of industry experience developing systems and applications. Holds a degree in Electronics Engineering and specialization in Embedded systems design. Worked with the Robotics research team at Corporate Research Center of ABB, Bangalore. Worked with the custom tools development team for developing Storage server monitoring and management tools at NetApp, Bangalore.
Established with a mission to provide an integrated academic platform with great products for the academic community i.e. the students, institutes, faculty, alumni & corporate.
We empower the academic community with the ExtraAEdge through our products.
Overview of product – core idea and value proposition: http://extraaedge.com/institute/index
CollEDGE – a SaaS based Student Relationship & Placement Management System that helps to simplify processes in a college and makes academic activities effective.
Our product facilitates a complete Operational Efficiency for colleges thereby empowering them to track & measure progress e.g. placements, assessment, 360 feedback mechanism, communication, digitization & connections.
Differentiators / Unique Features: Our competitors are Product vendors like ERP Solutions providers, MyOpenCampus etc who provide a whiteboard solution to colleges etc.
We focus on “Operational Efficiency” in institutes & pain areas they are facing in daily operations, imperative for improvement in overall student & colleges lives. A NBA / NaaC accreditation is a testament of these improvements. Also we have been involved as faculty, counselors & consultants in academic space for 6 years to understand how this industry works.
Management Team Background: Abhishek Ballabh:
A SLP fellow 2013 & thorough knowledge worker, he has been dabbling with startups and business models for the past five years. He has a diverse work experience spread across six years in the areas of Banking, Finance, Software Architecture, Data Analytics & Financial Modeling. His true love is education and empowerment it brings in people’s lives. At ExtraAEdge he leads Conceptualization, Design & Development areas.
A graduate in E&TC Engineering from Pune Institute of Computer Technology and PGDBM from University of Pune. He has rich industry experience of more than nine years with multinational financial institution in areas of business intelligence and analysis in internet banking channels and CRM. He is man of varied interests including teaching, counseling, entrepreneurship, social responsibility, reading, discussions & debates and continuously acquiring new skills.
CygNET Systems Pvt. Ltd.
- Product: CopyNotify!
- Primary Focus Domain: B2B
- Company Formed: 1999
- Product Launch: 2007-2008
- Website: http://www.copynotify.com
- Company Video:
CygNET Systems Pvt. Ltd was founded in 1995 with a focus of offering hi-tech outsourced programming services for companies based all over the world. The company maintained this hi-tech niche by ensuring that most of its projects involved network programming, communication protocols and device driver development for various operating systems.
Based on inherent in house expertise and experience of over 100,000 programming hours in the field of application development, networking, security and communications, a strategic decision was made by CygNET Systems Pvt. Ltd. in 2007 to move up the ‘value’ ecosystem and develop a network security software product which catered to the needs of the small business user which was at that point a perceived need of the hour.
Overview of product – core idea and value proposition: CopyNotify! (Data Protection that went GREEN)
CopyNotify! is an entry level data protection software designed specially for the small business / SOHO networks. The software deploys anti data theft measures for computers on the office network by disabling the copying of data to external USB drives and Smart Phones, blocking internet connectivity via portable modems / data cards as well as restricting browser based uploads of data.
The software monitors user logon activities such as privilege levels, remote logons and invalid logons. Software installs and un-installs on the network are logged as well as rogue devices attempting to access network resources can also be detected.
CopyNotify! goes GREEN in data protection by also offering electricity saving features such as switching off IDLE machines and the auto shutdown of computers after office hours.
Differentiators / Unique Features: In today’s digital world, protection from data theft is crucial and soon will become a ‘must’. However for small business users, the prohibitive acquisition costs of sophisticated Data Loss Prevention software and the level of IT expertise required at times results in data security being ignored all together. Also more often than not, the DLP software is an overkill in terms of ‘cost versus capability’ for small organizations due to non suitability of all available software features.
With CopyNotify! and its affiliated products, data protection software is made as easily available and affordable as a ‘wada pav’. A ‘wada pav’ is a popular spicy fast food native to Maharashtra. It is filling, inexpensive and caters to the masses.
Keeping the analogy of the ‘wada pav’ in mind, CopyNotify! offers data security solutions that brings enterprise level data protection to the average computer user. The software does basic data protection, inexpensive in acquisition, feasible in implementation and simple enough to accepted by the average business user. CygNET Systems firmly believes that in India unless the use of data security software percolates down to the average user, an acceptable deterrence against data breaches will never be achieved whatever the size of any organization.
Management Team Background: Mr. Zarir M. Karbhari
Mr. Z. M. Karbhari is the Founder and Managing Director of CygNET Systems Pvt. Ltd. He also is the Chief Architect of CopyNotify! (formely USB CopyNotify!). He has a Bachelor’s Degree in Civil Engineering with a specialization elective in Computer Aided Design and also a Diploma in Computer Aided Engineering & Finite Elemental Analysis.
‘Data Protection Solutions should cater to the customer’s requirement and not the programmers requirement’ has always been the underlying principal in his decision making process right from inception of CygNET Systems Pvt. Ltd. Mr. Karbhari ensures he is directly involved in customer support, programme management as well all delivery / deployment implementations.
ANTfarm Robotics Pvt. Ltd.
ANTfarm is a a consumer robotics company focused on bringing robotics to the masses. A core R&D company, ANTfarm has developed own Wireless Sensor Network technology and producing products in Home/Office Automation and Toy Robotics Domain. ANTfarm’s patent Pending Technology challenges the cost structure of commercial Wireless Sensor Networks and hopes to bring them down to 10% of current costs. ANTfarm is a associate incubatee of Venture Center, NCL Innovation Park.
Overview of product – core idea and value proposition: DustMotes is an implementation of Wireless Sensor Networks targeted towards Home/Office Automation Applications. It allows for On/Off switching control of your Fans , lights, AC’s through any Smartphone/Tablet. You can be in control of your home indoors or even outdoors , anywhere in the world. DustMotes is 5 times more cost competitive from the nearest competitor.
Differentiators / Unique Features: Competitors:
> Tyco among others
> Control from any SmartPhone/Tablet
> No re-wiring needed
> Wireless Solution
> No recurring costs
> 5x Cost competetive
Management Team Background: Subhojit Basu, Founder
Subhojit is responsible for driving ANTFARM, a consumer robotics company, trying to bring robotics to the masses. The primary target of ANTFARM is making Smart Toys using swarm robotics concepts. He worked in diverse technical roles on an array of technologies relating to VLSI Design , EDA and Multicore Processor Design and Computing at INTEL, India , Mentor Graphics , India and DocomoLabs USA. Subhojit is an expert electronics designer ( System Level & Component level ) in both Analog and Digital Domains and Embedded. He was the recipient of INMO ‘98 [ Indian National Mathematical Olympiad] for his outstanding ability in mathematics by Govt. Of India. Subhojit Holds a degree in Electrical Engg. [ B.Tech ‘03] and Instrumentation [ M.Tech ‘04] from IIT, Kharagpur.
Adnexa Education Pvt. Ltd.
A company into online education space. We have developed web portal www.ednexa.com to provide quality online guidance to maximum number of students without geographical constraint and at low cost. We believe technology can be used to address current crisis of absence of quality and experience faculty in all streams of education.
Overview of product – core idea and value proposition: ‘Ednexa’ (www.ednexa.com) is a web-portal developed for complete online preparation of 9th, 10th, 11th and 12th HSC/NEET/JEE(Main) and Engineering Degree exams. It provides features like detailed online notes and solved exercises in downloadable form, online MCQ tests on each topic & on whole syllabus, and online model papers. We are a pioneer in conducting live webinars (live online interactive lectures). Recordings of these webinars are available for later reference. We also solve academic queries of students online.
Differentiators / Unique Features: Web portals like myssc.in, lSoft, TopChalks are our competitors. Our differentiating factor lies in the fact that we believe in interaction with students. We think just providing educational products like CD, tests, recorded lectures is not sufficient to boost students’ performance. There should be interaction with students aided by customized study program. Hence, we conduct live online interactive lectures. We also solve all the queries of students. We have developed a special application, online timetable planner, which takes into consideration student’s preparation level and provides complete study timetable.
Management Team Background: Sanjay Ranade – Ranade sir is a well-known name in the Pune coaching fraternity. With more than 18 years experience in teaching and having taught to more than 25000 students, he commands respect from students and teachers alike. He is pioneer of many activities like parents meet, guidance seminars etc. that are accepted as a norm in Pune city by now. In the capacity of Principal Director, Ranade sir provides strategic guidance to ednexa. Being from the education field, he is responsible for availability and quality of content at ednexa.
Nikhil Bandiwadekar – Nikhil is the co-founder and the brain behind ednexa. He handles marketing, operations, finance and business development at ednexa. Before conceptualizing ednexa, Nikhil worked for various renowned software companies as Oracle Financial Software (previously, i-flex solutions), Symphony Services etc. He is a B.E. (Mech.) from Government College of Engineering, Pune. He was inspired by recent success stories in Indian IT industry and thought of starting his own venture. At Ednexa, Nikhil is busy learning, applying and enjoying new concepts of marketing, business developments and operations at the company. A hard-core software programmer before starting Adnexa, he also plays a pivotal role in technical and content development.
- Product: EduePedia & CampusPedia – ERP for Schools and Collegesfor S
- Primary Focus Domain: Services
- Company Formed: March 2011
- Product Launch: June 2012
- Website: www.aarushsystems.com
- Company Video:
From the very beginning as a technology company, Aarush Systems has been dedicated to improving every aspect of the education & hospitality industry. The drive to make a difference and lead the evolution of IT in these sector is at the core of what makes our solutions so effective. We always working to create new stories of improvement. The rise of consumer technology and the increasing take-up of this technology by clients combined with the shorter life cycles of technology creates considerable benefits for all the stakeholders.
Overview of product – core idea and value proposition: Aarush Systems offers an unique and a highly competitive ERP + CRM + LMS + MIS product to enhance any institution. E-Campus Academic Suite hosted live on www.campuspedia.org is designed for completely managing Schools, Colleges , Institutes and Universities. E-Campus Software ensures better interaction between Students, Faculty, Administration, Parents & Companies . It provides seamless interaction between all the stakeholders, enables smooth administration and management of various teaching, non-teaching and administration activities.
Differentiators / Unique Features: Innovation and R&D are among the key focal points for Aarush Systems. Our solutions and services are proven to innovation? and lead to sustained growth in the field. Our commitment to innovation enables our clients to gain autonomy from tedious everyday tasks and empowers the innovators of tomorrow to thrive.
Management Team Background: Anil Tatti – Director
MS (Computer Science) from SUNY Binghamton, USA
B.E in Electronics & Communicatons from Karnataka University.
Results-driven IT professional offering a strong balance between business savvy and technical capabilities.
Possess a proven track record of skillfully managing the entire lifecycle of software development projects ´ranging from requirements gathering and programming through to systems implementation and customer support to ensure the achievement of business goals and customer objectives.
Capitalize on superior consulting and business analysis skills to effectively identify and translate business requirements and end-user needs into cutting-edge IT solutions.
Leverage project management best practices to ensure the on time and within budget completion of high-quality deliverables. Build and spearhead top-performing teams, providing the strategic guidance and tactical support needed to meet and exceed all expectations.
Juno Software Systems
- Product: GEMS
- Primary Focus Domain: Software Services
- Company Formed: January 2012
- Product Launch: January 2013
- Website: www.gems-on-line.com
- Company Video:
JUNO Software Systems are makers of GEMS – Governing Education Management Systems. GEMS expands for GOVERNING EDUCATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM.
Governing Education Management Systems (GEMS) is an academic institution administrative solution which supports a platform for a connected campus, with processes seamlessly sinuous across departments, constituents and stakeholders. It consists of 40 modules purposely integrated to manage complex institutional processes. GEMS ERP, currently used by reputed academic institutions, supports regulatory compliance, making it exclusive application-wise and exhaustive function-wise. Multiple role centers and over 500 out-of-the-box reports, interoperable with Microsoft Office and PDF, ensure smart decision-making and business intelligence. Integrated capabilities can help accomplish effectual stakeholder relations, admissions and enrollment, facilities and asset management, recruiting and staffing, teaching-learning-assessment process, student and teacher performance, and organizational growth and development. At the user level GEMS provides a familiar experience with easy access to the requisite information. Simple, collaborative and integrated applications across departments and constituents foster speed and streamlining of functions.
Overview of product – core idea and value proposition: GEMS expands for GOVERNING EDUCATION MANAGEMENT SYSTEM.
Governing Education Management System is one stop solution for education sector that allows managing regulatory compliance applicable very strong with academics modules. GEMS consists of 40 modules to cater different areas in education sector.
In comparison to any other ERP in the Market GEMS has strong ACADEMIC element in it and offers 1) Academic Governance Solution 2) Learning Management Solution and 3) Academic Regulatory Compliance Solution.
The solution can be deployed on loud as well as on-premise. GEMS is currently used by reputed education institutes with large student base.
GEMS supports regulatory compliance need of an institute, provides complete academic governance solution and learning management solution making it exclusive application-wise and exhaustive function-wise. Multiple role centers and over 500 out-of-the-box reports, interoperable with Microsoft Office and PDF, ensure smart decision-making and business intelligence.
GEMS understand academic hierarchy; can differentiate the needs of different domains like medical, engineering, management etc. GEMS offers role based functionality and permutation and combination of 22 roles and 6 levels defines the window of information to be provided to a user.
Differentiators / Unique Features: GEMS, Governing Educational Management System, is a radically different educational ERP that primarily focuses on education, learning, research and academia. It was built on ground zero, solving real problems and quickening tedious processes.
The prime objective of GEMS is to manage, connect and collaborate the key ingredients of an educational institute; which are students and faculties. Unlike other traditional educational ERPs, which concentrate on administrative or peripheral tasks, GEMS’ center of interest is empowering every student, faculty, alumni, parents to learn, share and communicate in a better way.
This do not mean that GEMS is unaware or insensible to supporting tasks or departments. It does shelter a plethora of sub-products for all educational related departments and processes. Few of these are Finance, Hostel, Human Resource, Office, Inventory, and Infrastructure.
GEMS also allows you to manage and streamline processes with the mandatory regulatory compliances applicable via governing bodies like AICTE, NBA, and others.
In short, GEMS is a comprehensive umbrella covering:
Academic Governance Solution
Learning Management Solution
Academic Regulatory Compliance Solution
It is a highly adaptable software solution that can cater to educational institutes of any type, size or stature. It will easily accommodate itself to the complexities of any stream or course, be it Engineering, Management, Science, Medical or any other.
GEMS is already deployed in few of the highly reputed institutes across India. Close to 42,000 students and faculties are already enjoying the gratification by connecting, sharing and managing their day-to-day activities via GEMS.
Management Team Background: Arpita Gopal, MCA and PhD in Computer Science has around 7 years of experience in industry and around 14 years in Academics.
Gauravi Pimpalkhare has worked for Satyam Computers for around 2 years after which she has served as an academician for 5 years.
Conduit Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
- Product: IT Security
- Primary Focus Domain: Consumer Internet, B2B, Services
- Company Formed: Feb-2011
- Product Launch: cache box july 2013, Software Aug 2013
- Website: www.conduittechnologies.in
- Company Video:
Conduit Technologies Pvt. Ltd. is a privately held company, with head office in Pune.
We provide best solutions at affordable prices.
we specialize in: – Wireless Communication, IT & Security Solutions, Software Solutions, And diversifying more in education sector to provide technology education solutions.
Overview of product – core idea and value proposition: 1) IT and telecom Solution, Caching Solution(Band width saving)
2) Software(Task Management, Inventory management, Procurement, Support Portal)
Differentiators / Unique Features: IT: – Affordable price in any segment.
Software: – Affordable solution with multi-utility features.
Management Team Background: Conduit Management carries decades of experience in the telecom and IT Business.
Directors are technically qualified in
IT, Telecom, Mechanical & Management.
Nirmantra Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
When someone is deciding on a high value purchase, they almost always consult with friends and family before making the choice. In fact they often plan and travel together to the offline store or even chat on the phone for advice.
Instaclique brings this experience to online stores, providing instore access to a relevant social context with the ability engage in real time for trusted word of mouth recommendations. Instaclique is also used for personalized promotions, pricing and targeted marketing.
Overview of product – core idea and value proposition: Instaclique results in significantly higher conversions for online stores by giving online consumers the social validation they seek, right where they need it, in the store.
Differentiators / Unique Features: Competition is from silicon valley companies social annex, 8th bridge, gigya, etc.
Instaclique, is different because we are instore enabling customers to “socialize where they shop” influencing them when they are “considering” a purchase and focusing on conversions. Other social media marketing products, are about leveraging social media for spreading brand awareness through social networks in an effort to acquire more customers.
Management Team Background: Avinash Shenoi
Avinash has a Bachelors degree in Computer Engineering from Pune University and Masters in Computer Science from the University of Maryland, USA. He has experience and expertise in successfully running several startup companies across two continents.He has built and led teams to design and build enterprise products for Information Security, compliance and custom software development.He has managed both clients and outsourced teams to successfully develop and sell products in Information Technology.
Amol has a Bachelors degree in Computer Engineering from Pune University.He has experience and expertise in successfully building products from scratch. He has designed and built enterprise grade products in the space of Identity Management and web-based collaboration/e-learning. He has also acted as a glue amongst sales/support/development teams and actual customers/prospects in the capacity of a Product Manager.
Insaas Software Private Limited
Interview platform that works for you and drastically improve interview speed, quality, consistency and transparency.
# anytime video interview
# online assessments
# psychometric assessments ( DISC, 16 PF )
# multi-competency assessments
# cheating prevention
# question libraries
# managing your “apply now” button
# share and compare
# actionable reports
# integration capabilities
Overview of product – core idea and value proposition: Recruit better, faster and cheaper with Interview Mocha !
Interview Mocha multi-competency assessments gives a framework for objectively measuring skills related to all facets of hiring process
# technical skills,
all in one single test.
Differentiators / Unique Features: mettl is our competitor.
Video interview platform is our differentiator.
Management Team Background: Amit Mishra (CEO )is a computer engineer from Government College, Amravati with over 12 years of experience in software development and sales.In 2006, Amit started his entrepreneurial career with IT Services company RBM(now Ecotech IT Solutions, after M&A).Amit was able to open & maintain steady business from big corporate houses from India, US and Middle East region achieving revenues of 1.5 million USD for 2011-12. Previously he worked with IBM Labs and HSBC Software.
Sujit Karpe ( CTO ) is a computer engineer from PICT, Pune with over 10 years of experience in Project Management, Product Development, and Software Design.
In 2006 along with Amit, he co-founded RBM.
Sujit has rich experience in architecting several SAAS / cloud products. He was part of the team to integrate SAP Cloud solution (Business By Design) and Salesforce.
Sujit started his career with IBM and in his last role he was handling a team of 75 people across US, Middle East, and India.
Acism Software Pvt Ltd
- Product: Kommbox
- Primary Focus Domain: B2B
- Company Formed: 2001
- Product Launch: 2007
- Website: http://kommbox.com
- Company Video:
Acism is an IT setup, operational in Pune since 2005. We have been providing software development services to domestic and international clients. While doing so, we realized that the communication can make or break a project. To address the communication challenges at a system level, we started building a tool and started using it on our own engagements. This tool has evolved into today’s Kommbox which is our flagship product. We have plans of forking a separate company dedicated to Kommbox.
Overview of product – core idea and value proposition: In spite of the presence of many enterprise tools, email is the predominant communication system in organizations. A communication system disorder in organizations is quite common, and it manifests itself with any of these 8 symptoms:
(1) Employees spend a lot of time in email.
(2) Most email that you receive is not useful.
(3) People get dropped out of conversations.
(4) Important communication is lost when a key employee leaves.
(5) Tasks get dropped because they get missed out.
(6) You keep receiving emails about something that you worked on in the past.
(7) After a vacation, you spend the next two week buried under loads of email trying to catch up.
(8) New joinees depend on someone forwarding important emails to become productive.
The reasons for these challenges are:
(1) Everything falls into inbox. Special effort / discipline is needed for organizing.
(2) Everyone communicates with everyone else.
(3) No communication storage at the organization level
(4) No visual tools available to quickly reach out to relevant and important messages.
The solution to these problems is to use Kommbox for business communication while leaving email to handle individual communication. A kommbox is a central repository of communications pertaining to one context. It belongs to the organization as against an individual, and the organization determines which individuals have access to a given kommbox.
Differentiators / Unique Features: There are many enterprise tools — each one looking at a part of the problem. For example, Basecamp does collaborative project management, Asana / Trello focus on task management, Yammer gives an enterprise level stream of updates.
Sharepoint can do everything but it requires a good amount of configuration (which needs specialized consultants, time and money).
Kommbox is the only tool that is so flexible as to be adapted for various use scenarios (like email) while being very easy to use and being usable out of the box.
Here is Kommbox’s unique Proposition:
(a) For smaller organizations, using Kommbox is a better alternative to using multiple tools which do not integrate well with one another.
(b) For larger organizations where there is need for specialized tools, Kommbox acts as the glue that can help in integration of these tools by integrating with them.
Management Team Background: Ashish Belagali (CEO)
- ~20 yrs in software delivery after IIT education
- Leader of Pune Open Coffee Club, ex member of TiE and BNI
Avinash Pendse (COO)
- ~18 yrs in software project, people and process management
- Expert in web application and mobile technology
QED InDemand Pvt Ltd
- Product: LeadEnrich
- Primary Focus Domain: B2B
- Company Formed: 19 Jan 12
- Product Launch: March 13
- Website: www.leadenrich.com
- Company Video:
Formed by B2B marketing experts with extensive experience in the field of demand generation, QED InDemand is a full service marketing data management company providing cutting edge solutions to enable B2B marketers reach their audiences more precisely and cost efficiently. Our product LeadEnrich is an enterprise wide Marketing Data Management Manage, Enrich and Empower marketing data for improving lead effectiveness.
Key Features include:
> DataEnrich – Clean & Usable Marketing Data
> EasyLead- Higher Form Conversions
> DataDoc – The Data Health Monitor
Overview of product – core idea and value proposition: Product:
LeadEnrich is an enterprise wide Marketing Data Management Manage, Enrich and Empower marketing data for improving lead effectiveness.
> Reduced Lead Acquisition Cost
> Real Time Lead Enrichment
> Improved Content Targeting
> Improved Lead Generation
> Online Marketing Data place
Differentiators / Unique Features: Competition: Netprospex, Bizo etc.
- Marketing Data Exchange Platform
- Confidence Scoring & Dynamic Data Append Engine
- Cost Optimization Engine
Management Team Background: Founders:
Abhijit Gangoli (Chairman & Co-Founder) & Milind Katti (Co-Founder) : “Built QEDbaton, India’s first & largest outsourced Demand Generation Services company. LeadEnrich is spun off from QED baton gaining access to the Infrastructure, Clients & Market Goodwill AND a test environment of 200+ Demand Generation specialist and 100+ B2B Tech customers.
Santosh Abraham (CEO & Co-Founder) : Has 8 plus years of experience in the B2B Demand Generation and was member of the core team at QEDbaton, before partnering with Abhijit and Milind to Co-found LeadEnrich. Santosh is an MBA Gold medalist and a Certified Ethical Hacker.
Logic Engine Software
- Product: Logic Engine
- Primary Focus Domain: B2B, Big Data, Internet of Things
- Company Formed: 2012
- Product Launch: 6 months ago
- Website: www.logicengine.in
- Company Video:
At Logic Engine we build products that help our customers improve their productivity and response time, while identifying key parameters that affect their business.
Overview of product – core idea and value proposition: Logic Engine helps companies large and small, centrally aggregate their activity from company assets, software packages, spreadsheets in the form of “events” that can later be analyzed through a simple GUI to reach definite conclusions, and deliver notifications for events that qualify for being erroneous.
Differentiators / Unique Features: Xively is competition
Logic Engine is a lot more flexible in terms of activity logging, and provides easier integration. With Logic Engine the focus is more on Analytics that can help Businesses identify leakages in their process.
Management Team Background: Omkar Khair, Electronics Engg.
Though Omkar is an Electronics Engg. by education, he has been working on Web and Mobile technologies since 2007. During his Engineering he has interned with Colayer and Zevenseas in Pune.
Rishikesh Dabhade, Electronics and Telecomm Engg.
Rishikesh holds a deep passion for smart technologies. he has worked with Electronics Dept. at TATA Motors between 2011 and 2012.
Nagesh Joshi, Electronics. Engg.
Embedded Software and Web technologies are a new found love for Nagesh, who loves to work smart devices and software.
Samagra Waste Management
- Product: LooRewards
- Primary Focus Domain: Waste Management & Sanitation
- Company Formed: May 2012
- Product Launch: March 2013
- Website: facebook.com/LooRewards
- Company Video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zpm534Aitl4
Samagra is social enterprise supported by the Gates Foundation that rewards people for adopting sustainable behavior with discounts and deals from local and national businesses.
Samagra initial focus has been on solving the issues related to sanitation in urban slums. Samagra has developed a User Engagement and Behavior change platform called “LooRewards” that uses ICT Technologies, Data Analytics, Behavioral Sciences and Human Centered Design to make sanitation accessible, affordable and aspirational for the urban poor.
With the success of its engagement platform with the Urban Poor, Samagra is now launching its rewards platform for Corporate Clients to:
- Enable them to engage their employees in sustainable behaviors – Recycling, Waste Segregation, Energy Conservation etc
- Enable them to increase efficacy and improve impact of their CSR programs by deeply engaging their end beneficiaries
Overview of product – core idea and value proposition: LooRewards platform rewards people for adopting sustainable behavior with discounts and deals from local and national businesses.
Samagra has been implementing its LooRewards platform to
- Promote hygienic behavior by rewarding the urban poor in 3 slums of Pune for using toilets and managing their waste
- Create funds to build/maintain community Toilets in slums
Differentiators / Unique Features: Right from the beginning we have used Human Centered Design and Data-Driven Analytics to guide our approach. Seeking to deeply understand “the wants and the needs” of our target customers, we have performed deep ethnographic research in slums across various Indian cities. We recorded observations and conducted interviews with slum dwellers, municipality officials, local NGOs and different actors in the sanitation value chain. We have found that in order for us to create sustainable impact w.r.t sanitation issues, we will have to do 3 things:
1. Change the Environment -> Provide Toilets
2. Change the Behavior -> Engage Users
3. Build a sustainable Business Model
Most sanitation programs fail or have limited success because they fail to realize that solving the sanitation issue is not just about “technology” i.e. Providing toilets, it is also about engagement and behavior change. Samagra has incorporated the “change” framework into its DNA.
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Management Team Background: – Swapnil Chaturvedi: (Director – Strategy and Partnerships)
Swapnil a.k.a “Poop Guy” is a StartingBloc Fellow and a divergent thinker with extensive experience in Engineering, Design and Innovation.
Currently, Swapnil is CTC (Chief Toilet Cleaner) at Samagra which uses ICT, Behavioral Sciences, Analytics and Design to provide awesome toilet experiences to the Urban Poor. Prior to Samagra, Swapnil was designing advanced Telematics & Navigation Systems for next generation vehicles at Continental.
In 2011 Swapnil dropped out of Management & Design program at Northwestern University, gave up his US Residency and moved back to India to start Samagra’s operations. In order to gain first-hand experience, Swapnil has lived in slums of various cities in India.
Swapnil believes that answer to wicked problems lies in innovative use of Psychology, Technology and Design.
- Tania Ganguly (Director – Design and Marketing):
Tania (BE, MSEE) has background in Arts, Product Design and Engineering. She brings a unique “whole brain” perspective to the Samagra team. Before starting Samagra she was a Product Engineer at Motorola Mobile Devices (USA) where she worked on cutting-edge mobile technology for over 6 years. Tania has been instrumental in designing Samagra’s mobile phone based data collection and analytics platform.
ZigTraka Solutions Pvt Ltd is a Pune based NFC tech startup company developing NFC apps for high-end retail stores to help the retailer modernize and streamline his merchandise on display by providing him with on-the-fly BI data on demand for analysis.
This product also gives an awesome shopping experience to the end-customers like never before.
Overview of product – core idea and value proposition: Our vision is to enable high-end retailers leverage the power of NFC technology to make shopping experience a delight for customers.
NFC app Reta-X is an easy way to manage merchandise on display through BI insights and increase business for high end retailers.
Differentiators / Unique Features: Market landscape: The NFC space is scattered having no focus on issues that are pain areas for various industry verticals like high-end retail.
Nokia: – Biggest NFC proponent.Done significant work in ticketing applications and other NFC solutions.
Atuch Inc: Providing smart posters and loyalty management programs. Low to moderate success and their Indian store seems to have gone offline.
xpWallet has introduced mobile wallet along with an NFC ticketing solution for bus and train operators.
jusTap! is an NFC solution provider focused on Social Engagement with customer and Brand Awareness through interactive ad-campaigns
ZigTraka is into a niche market of high-end retail with better NFC user acceptability for stamp size poster interaction and no shadow of complicated financial transaction systems to use for customers and high-end retailers.
Management Team Background: Founder 1: Tarak Trivedi
Background: MS (ECE) University of Florida,US with work experience in both the US (Motorola Solutions) and India (Cognizant Technology Solutions).
Role: Technical – Product Development
Achievements: As a product designer and developer, built RFID software products like L-Traka where challenge was to process raw data into business intelligent information displaying on a dashboard. Also designed the proprietary dynamic pairing algorithm for asset tracking.
Founder 2: Girish Trivedi
Background: MS University of California,LA and AMP:ISMP Harvard Business School, with over 40+ years of work experience in both the US and India.
Role: Business Development – Management and Finance.
Opportunity to complete the management program AMP:ISMP at Harvard Business School
Successfully led the IPO of Thermax Ltd during my tenure as a finance director at the company.
For GE shipping, unlocked the value of its Offshore division by four times during its demerger with the parent company.
- Product: ProActEye
- Primary Focus Domain: Cloud Security
- Company Formed: 2006
- Product Launch: 2013
- Website: www.leotechnosoft.net
- Company Video:
Leo TechnoSoft is a technology partner specializing in building, serving, managing and extending technology on Cloud and SaaS environment. Set up in 2006, Leo TechnoSoft is a global solution provider in Product Engineering, IT Services, Cloud Computing, Mobile Application Development and Infrastructure Support with expertise in latest technology platforms.
Overview of product – core idea and value proposition: ProActEye is a one-stop destination for all your Cloud security endeavors. And why is it so? It’s as simple as it’s obvious. Our data safeguarding and monitoring services are programmed on an absolute 360° security monitoring model.
It’s a square deal at zero capital investment. From the infrastructure to manpower, all the needs are catered under one roof, by us. And since we have a dedicated team for managed services, you are rest assured of 24*7 monitoring.
Differentiators / Unique Features: ProActEye is one of its kind (end-to-end) proactive intelligence monitoring to secure applications, data and achieve maximum availability of your Cloud.
SIEM for Cloud IT Infrastructure
Monitor changes keenly
24*7 Performance. Max availability
Management Team Background: Satyen Jain –Director (Technical & Operations)
Satyen has enormous experience in on-shore and off-shore product/project development and consultancy. He has in the past led and managed cross-site product and project teams. He has worked with world leaders in software such as Symantec, Bindview, and Cyber Quest and is proficient in software products delivery and in formulating business solutions.
Scrappy Ventures Pvt. Ltd.
- Product: RoomLion.com
- Primary Focus Domain: Consumer Internet – Real Estate / Travel / Hospitality
- Company Formed: December 2012
- Product Launch: March 2013
- Website: http://www.scrappy.in
- Company Video:
Scrappy Ventures is an Internet product startup based in Pune.
Scrappy, also known as ‘resourcefulness’ is the ability to achieve ambitious goals by utilizing disproportionately low quantity of resources.
Our flagship product, RoomLion.com is a discovery and reservation portal for short term rentals focusing on serviced apartments.
Overview of product – core idea and value proposition: Serviced apartments are an excellent option for short term rentals and a great alternative to hotels. However there is no marketplace for one to discover these serviced apartments, let alone book them.
RoomLion.com is about to change that by bringing all the serviced apartments on a single platform, curating them and even accepting online bookings for them.
These short term rentals / serviced apartments are usually preferred by corporates, expats and families alike who are looking for a homely accommodation.
Differentiators / Unique Features: There are several players in this industry. However, what differentiates RoomLion.com from its contemporaries is its focus on select serviced apartments.
The existing options for guests to book serviced apartments are:
* Popular OTAs (Cleartrips, Yatras, etc.) – Their focus is on hotels rather than serviced apartments.
* Peer-to-peer rentals (Oravel, AirBnb) – Their listings vary from a spare couch to an igloo. This is not very appealing for serious travelers including corporates and family vacationers.
* Real Estate Portals (Housing, MagicBricks) – Focus on long term rentals (11 months and above) and unfurnished accommodation.
Some of the USPs of RoomLion.com are:
* Focus on only quality serviced apartments and fully-furnished short term rentals
* Attention to detail with over 180 data points about the accommodation. These data points range from the square footage of the bathrooms to the utensils in the kitchen.
* 360 degree virtual tours of all the listings with a virtual tour for every bedroom, bathroom and even common areas.
* India specific data points. We include data points like ‘power backup’ rather than a fireplace.
* Ensure that “what you see is what you get”. No surprises!
* Maximum serviced apartment options in the cities it operates. For eg: over 90% of Pune’s serviced apartments are listed with RoomLion.com
* Seamless online bookings.
Management Team Background: Scrappy Ventures was founded by Ashish Agrawal. Prior to founding Scrappy, Ashish worked with Google where he managed teams ranging from sales & operations to engineering & research – mostly at the California headquarters. Prior to Google, Ashish’s diverse experience includes advising online real estate firms in the US, managing a business in corrugated packaging, providing consulting services to universities in the US, and performing bioinformatics research at Los Alamos National Lab.
Ashish obtained his MBA from Carnegie Mellon University, Masters in Computer Science from University of New Mexico and Bachelors in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Pune.
Savetime Technologies Pvt. Ltd.
- Product: Savetime
- Primary Focus Domain: Consumer Internet for Healthcare
- Company Formed: November 2012
- Product Launch: November 2012
- Website: www.savetime.com
- Company Video:
Savetime is gearing up to become the TripAdvisor for healthcare where patients for the first time ever can find and choose a doctor based on their specific needs. Patients can interact with our platform just like they would interact with a friend when asking for a doctor recommendation. The community benefits the most with the ability to write a review about a doctor which can be read by thousands of other patients.
Overview of product – core idea and value proposition: The core idea is of patient empowerment through true patient-centric innovation. The value proposition to the customers is that they can now get reliable and trustworthy information about doctors based on their needs overlayed with patient community reviews and recommendations.
Differentiators / Unique Features: Justdial – They are all things to all people and a directory. We are all about healthcare ecosystem and we provide a decision enabler above and beyond just providing contact information.
Practo – They are primarily appointment management for dentists (inside the office). We are primarily outside of the office delivering patients to the doctor doorsteps. Predominantly based in Bangalore.
Docsuggest – They are about online appointments with the doctors. We come before them where patients first decide who to visit. Predominantly based in Mumbai
Helpingdoc – They are our closest competition but they are focusing on online consultations. Predominantly based in Delhi.
We are the largest platform of this kind in Pune within 1 year of our launch.
Management Team Background: Mitesh Bohra, Co-founder and CEO
Mitesh is an ardent pursuer of his dreams. A firm believer in high quality & aesthetics, he is the driving force behind savetime.com. He loves strategizing, making execution plans, team building and helping his teams in sales as well as coding. He has been working in the industry for over 16 years and this is his 3rd startup after InfoBeans and Infosignz. Mitesh is a BE in Electronics from India and has dual MBA from Columbia Business School, New York and Haas School of Business, UC Berkeley, California.
Siddharth Sethi, Co-founder and Board Member
Siddharth Sethi is a graduate in Electrical Engineering from India and an MBA from IIM, Indore. Siddharth has a good mix of experience in fast paced start ups and enterprise environments and has been contributing to the software industry for the past 16 years. His expertise lies in identifying technology problems and building solutions with a focus on the business and the technology’s ROI. Siddharth has done extensive work in user experience design and performance optimizations for enterprise solutions. He has a keen eye for visual design. He has a deep interest in enterprise mobility. Siddharth’s current focus area is to grow InfoBeans into a world class company that creates a WOW! in whatever it does. He also aims to make InfoBeans the best place to work at.
Avinash Sethi, Co-founder and Board Member
An MBA from IIM, Indore and a graduate in Electrical Engineering, Avinash started his career with Tata Consultancy Services. He worked at Intel where he architected numerous high performance enterprise solutions. Avinash’s penchant for exploring uncharted territory came handy in establishing Indian operations of InfoBeans. Setting up UK and Pune offices were next in the series. Instrumental in growing InfoBeans in its formative years, he acquired deep understanding of every function of business. Over the last 16 years he has developed keen interest in Strategy, Marketing and Finance function. He believes in building long term partnership with customers by gaining insights into their spoken and unspoken needs, and addressing them proactively. As the Chief Marketing Officer at Sapience Analytics, Avinash has now tasked himself with growing the company into the next orbit.
Abhinav Shrivastava, CTO
Abhinav loves doing different things and doing things differently. Whenever he sets his focus on a target he treats it as a challenge and makes it a mission. He is a perfectionist and believes in the potential of a team to create magic. He enjoys programming, exploring different facets of project management, trying out new ideas and motivating the teams to achieve better results. He has 10+ years of experience in the industry and is a Scrum Master.
Energy Guru SharperSun
- Product: SharperSun, Energy Guru
- Primary Focus Domain:
- Company Formed: Jan/2011
- Product Launch: 10/2013
- Company Video:
SharperSun, a Concentrating Solar Thermal Boiler, developed by Energy Guru is now an empanelled manufacturer by Ministry of New & Renewable Energy (MNRE), India for Solar Steam Generator/Boiler. It is ideal for Dairy, Food Textile or any process heat based industries as well as solar air conditioning and can easily be scaled up for larger hybrid applications in power plants, desalination or oil extraction applications.
Overview of product – core idea and value proposition: SharperSun helps industries like dairy, textile, paint shops, paper etc use Solar Process Heat to displace fossil fuel and it gives a payback under 3 years when fossil fuel is displaced at the industrial plant.
Differentiators / Unique Features: Scalable modular large aperture trough 100KWth system, Cradle like energy efficient automatic sun tracking system, Easy transport and assemble.
Management Team Background: Geetanjali Patil Choori, CEO & Co-Founder
Successful in technology collaborations and financing arrangement for utility scale power plants.
Solid credentials in executing initiatives in Fortune 500 companies
BS, MS degrees in Electronics, Electrical/Industrial Drives engineering & General Management Program from Indian School of Business.
Nominated for CSP Today India Personality of The Year 2013.
Umesh Choori, President & Co-Founder
Strong understanding of project finance, financial modeling.
Leader with broad experience from start ups and large companies such as GE, IBM, Capital One Finance
BS degree in Chemical Engineering from prestigious Indian Institute of Technology (IIT), MS degree in Chemical & Environmental Engineering from Univ. of Oklahoma and MBA from top-ranked Univ. of Michigan, Ann Arbor.
Rohit Chalvade, B.Tech Chemical, MBA – Director, Marketing
- Product: Smart Survey – Solution for effective Tree Census
- Primary Focus Domain: Environment – Tree survey
- Company Formed: 17th May 2012
- Product Launch: February 2013
- Website: https://smartsurvey.in
- Company Video:
Smart Survey has developed an android application for effective, efficient and paper less tree census. This application is developed by domain knowledge experts in this field (Botanist) and IT professionals having 10+ years of experience in the respective fields.
This application is copyrighted and patent is pending. Hon. High Court, Mumbai has appreciated Smart Survey for this application.
Overview of product – core idea and value proposition: In rapid industrialization and urbanization, the provision has been made for protection, preservation, conservation and cultivation of trees in urban areas. The tree census is preliminary and mandatory activity which should be done in every 5 year for better provision of plantation.
It is observed that most of the municipal corporations have done their Tree census with inordinate delay (Nasik Municipal Corporation – More than 4 years, Pune Municipal Corporation- more than 6 years, other Municipal corporations- not less than two years), due to lack of appropriate knowledge and without aid of modern technology.
In order to overcome delay in survey work and limitations during survey such as identification of tree and documentation of the data, Smart Survey developed a constructive solution using recent technology and gadgets.
Smart Survey software runs on android based general tablet PC having inbuilt GPS facility. This paperless exercise involves physical survey and recording of individual trees in the defined area with relevant details such as latitude and longitude, botanical name, common name, approx age, height, girth, canopy width etc.
For conservation purpose special attention trees like rare, endemic, endangered trees can also be mapped and information of such trees will help to adopt such special species for adoption by the organizations or citizens. Being a part of tree act this software also helpful for notice generations to the property owner including Municipal Corporation to plant deficit number of trees. This application also suggests list of the plants to be planted according to soil type, locality and plot size which will enhance species diversity of the city. It also provides very useful information like fruiting season, flowering season, type of tree – native/exotic, wild/cultivated etc.
This application can be used by the Municipal Corporations, Universities, Botanical institutes, Researchers, private landowners, Forest Department, Environmental Department etc. to carry tree inventory in their properties.
Differentiators / Unique Features: As per the instruction from Hon. High Court (Mumbai), Pune Municipal Corporation approached “Smart Survey” for development of an application using latest technology for effective, efficient and paperless tree census. Smart Survey developed the application successfully and presented it to Hon. High Court, Mumbai.
In the final hearing about tree cutting PIL, Hon. High court Mumbai appreciated the efforts and software application developed by Smart Survey.
Pune Municipal Corporation also appreciated the work done by Smart Survey and has given completion certificate to Smart Survey.
Guidelines, specifications set by Smart Survey will be used for conducting tree census in all over India. No other company has developed this kind of application. Smart Survey has filed the patent for this application.
Some of it’s unique feature includes :
• Application calculates Deficit no. of trees in a particular area.
• calculation of Carbon sequestration of an individual tree.
• It takes just 1.5 minutes to capture a tree’s data.
• Track Boundary – GIS maps are not required, application calculated the area of a particular property.
• Area Calculation and notice generation
• Integrated tree identification key.
• Web application to process and store data
• Smart Security Features
Management Team Background: We have a team of domain knowledge experts in this field (Botanist) and IT professionals having 10+ years of experience.
Founders : Mr. Sandeep Gohad, Mr. Mandar Velankar
Phonologies (India) Private Limited
Phonologies is a provider of contact center technologies and cloud based platforms to ‘voice and mobile enable’ processes. Our technology is the foundation to deliver applications such as, mobile customer care, collaboration, unified communications, speech IVR within the contact center and other enterprise domains.
Overview of product – core idea and value proposition: The SmartM Care Platform is a suite of smart phone and enterprise applications integrated into existing contact center infrastructure. With rapid growth in smart phone adoption, customers are able to connect with the contact center from within the mobile application for quick service and a better interaction experience. The mobile application gives the contact center agent a panoramic view of customer communication history, geo-location, social profile and other contextual information before connecting their call with the customer – delivering faster, happier and an ideal resolution.
How does the SmartM Care Platform work:
• A component (button) is embedded in the mobile application.
• The end user will use the app as they would normally do. When in need to speak with an agent, the user clicks on ‘Talk2Us’ button.
• The module captures customer’s data, e.g., Account #, Screen ID, Facebook public Profile, GPS Location, etc. and sends it to the backend in the Contact Center.
• The appropriate call center agent calls the customer (with no waiting in queue).
• Cost Savings from cutting IVR / hold time minutes + contact center operational optimization.
• Conversations with “context” = Improved Interaction where relevant instructions, information, directions, deals can be deposited to the user device in real-time
• No Hold Time = Reduction in per call handling costs.
• Improved Customer Experience by replacing IVR with the Mobile App interaction.
• Reduced Issue Resolution Time by not having to enter the same information multiple times during the same or several interactions.
• Seamless integration with the existing infrastructure and the existing Mobile Application
Differentiators / Unique Features: There are similar solutions to SmartM Care available from Genesys, Cisco, Avaya and Interactive Intelligence, Fonolo and Virtual Hold Technology. The key differentiators of SmartM Care are (i) that our platform is not tied to any proprietary hardware/CTI – the advantage being that it can be deployed with little or no changes to existing enterprise systems, (ii) many of the smaller vendors are not able to capture the information about the customer prior to the one-to-one interaction, (iii) most of these apps are used as sales tool and not for customer service, (iv) the SmartM Care platform provides an intuitive XML based designer using which enterprises rapidly create their own branded mobile applications, link them to their backend systems, CRM and contact center dialers and which takes care of “cross-mobile-platform” compatibility issues, and lastly, (v) we provide a zero risk proposition to our customers in combination of direct savings to the enterprise customer.
Other larger players like West Interactive, Convergys, Syntellect and Mitel can easily enter the market by virtue of their scale. Their solutions are likely to be expensive as their customer are vendor-locked-in. Such corporations also rely on third party partners (system integrators, resellers, application developers) to develop such solutions. Our opportunity lies in aligning ourselves with 2 or 3 such players who are looking to enter this market and explore a possible buyout.
Management Team Background: Alex Kurganov, Prashant Lamba and Saurabh Nirkhey. Alex has more than 20 years of telecommunications and Internet industry experience as a software executive, inventor and system architect, holding 9 US Patents and building advanced software for companies as Vail Systems, Webley Systems, Motorola, Kodak and Ardis. Prashant has led Phonologies, known for state-of-the-art technologies for over 10 years. Early in his career, Prashant was the Chief Marketing Officer of ValuePay.com, the Internet’s Largest ‘get paid to surf’ service. Over the years Prashant has oriented himself into a ‘tech’ role to guide the growth of Phonologies.
Tork Motors Pvt Ltd
- Product: Tork
- Primary Focus Domain: Automobile
- Company Formed: April 2010
- Product Launch: June 2013
- Website: www.torkmotorcycles.com
- Company Video:
The company is formed by Kapil Shelke. The current prototype of motorcycle is well tested and has won Isle of Man motorcycle races on 3 occasions beating leading global motorcycle brands. The crucial parts of the motorcycle i.e. the controller and throttle are developed in house. This controller, which is USP of a company, is 95% efficient and programmable on the fly. The company now wants to build a motorcycle around it, targeting Indian and foreign markets.
Overview of product – core idea and value proposition: Electric motorcycle that house a very high efficiency drive train built in house. Travels 80km on 13rs of charge. Top speed 120 kmph and torque equivalent to 300cc Motorcycle. Complete zero emission and high reliability of the batteries lasting 2.5 lac km/ 10 years of the life-cycle.
We want to deliver a very efficient and reliable electric motorcycle to the market, Which will also be sold in countries like UK, US and HongKong.
We have a mule ready with us been tested for over 1000km and Indian conditions
Differentiators / Unique Features: Reliability, Range, Speed and economical. We excel in all parameters the current electric vehicle cannot match.
Management Team Background: Kapil is founding director of Tork motors. He is B.E. Mechanical from D. Y. Patil college of Engineering from Pune and has also completed Carbon fiber composite manufacturing
and analysis diploma from Oxford Cherwell Valley College, London in 2010. He has worked Tirupati engineers as production and CAD engineer.He formed Tork motors in 2009 and developed 3 racing prototypes. He has also worked
towards development of DC controller, Battery management system (BMS), hall effect throttle, aluminum levers and electric display for motorcycle. He manufactured electric
motorcycle which became India’s fastest electric superbike. By forming Tork India racing team, he participated in Isle of Man TT race to win 3rd place in the same year. Tork superbikes have participated in further races and considerably done well since then in races across the world. His work has been featured in various print media like ToI, Indian express and online magazines like Overdrive, BS motoring, Zigwheels, Autoblog. He has also worked with Chinese team ‘Zongshen’ as Chief Technical Consultant.
Simplibuy Technologies Pvt Ltd
- Product: Wicfy
- Primary Focus Domain: Consumer Internet
- Company Formed: Nov 2010
- Product Launch: Jan 2012 (Wicfy Website Beta Version), Jan 2013 (Wicfy Android Beta release)
- Website: http://www.wicfy.com
- Company Video:
Simplibuy Technologies incorporated in 2010 at Pune is a privately held technology company involved in creation of a hyperlocal shopping discovery information system. Simplibuy is ranked amongst National Top 50 emerging companies by NASSCOM in 2013 and is also Red Herring Asia 100 finalist this year. Angel funded by Ecosystem Ventures (California), Everest Wealth Management (Switzerland) and other angels from Singapore and India. It’s a great showcase of great collaboration amongst investors to build a truly global organization.
Overview of product – core idea and value proposition: Wicfy ( pronounced vik – fee) is a social platform for shopping discovery. It is based on a patent published by Simplibuy Technologies in USA/India in May 2010. It helps consumers shop more efficiently. The shopping insights shared by locals helps you find the cheapest and nearest stores or markets around you. It reduces your pain of doing lots of research online before buying offline ( ROBO). The information on the site is contributed and curated by real shoppers.
Differentiators / Unique Features: The data/information on the site is generated by real consumers. (for the user by the user)
We show results on map which makes it easy for consumer to take decision.
Management Team Background: Arun Purohit
Arun , a former Air Force officer and a BITS PILANI is the hustler. He drives the product strategy and marketing initiatives. A certified project manager he focuses on operational efficiencies. Wicfy was conceived as a conversation between him and his best friend during a train journey. Helping users find and locate the cheapest seller in town opens up a wonderful world of opportunities and challenges. He is obsessed about solving this problem for a large variety of products.
Rajeshwari works under the hood and drives the technology which makes Wicfy click awesome. Application architecture, solving technological challenges, delivering the solution, optimizing databases is what keeps her engrossed at Wicfy. Earlier, she worked at Infosys, implementing mobile alerts for India’s most pervasive banking software Finacle. Windows Search and Content Management HCL, semiconductor chip analysis, remote desktop access are some of the areas she has excelled in. Rajeshwari holds a degree in Computer Science from Government college of Engineering, Amravati and bring with her 13 years of technology implementation experience.
Alakesh, a 3x entrepreneur and Vice President at Cypress Semiconductors USA launched West Bridge Antioch in 2005 which became the fastest Cypress product to reach $100M (as of 2010).. He holds multiple patents in mobile technologies and expertise in Semiconductor Technology, Finance and Marketing. . A graduate from NIT Karnataka he holds masters degree from Michigan Technological University. Alakesh is known for candid discussions, compelling vision, motivating the team to persist despite difficulties.
Alexander is Founder President of Ecosystem Ventures based in California. He has had a high success rate of exits in startups and brings over 20 years experience in founding, funding, and managing global businesses that provide technology, products, and services to telecommunication operators, enterprises, and consumers. He received a BA in finance and an M.B.A. in telecommunications and international marketing from the University of San Francisco. He is a Director at Simplibuy and helps formulate the product and user adoption strategies.
Intellect Logic Softwares Pvt Ltd.
We are a IT Product and Service company based in pune, we have developed cloud and mobile products such as some customer CRM products, which we would like to demonstrate on this event.
Overview of product – core idea and value proposition: Its a Cloud based CRM product specially focused on small and medium level manufacturing, retails and service companies.
We believe CRM should be a standard department in companies of all sizes and we are pushing this product to emerging companies.
This product is most user friendly product and all the features are available on tablet and mobile devices.
Differentiators / Unique Features: We call it simplified CRM for All – that means we have kept the system very simple to use for its users and does not give too many options at once which do not require by end user.
Another USP is its completely available on tablet and mobile making is easy to use on the move.
100% customization is possible
Software as a Service – so you pay for what you use
and low cost.
Management Team Background: Swanand Patil – MCA
Renu Deshpande – MBA – Finance
Zilicus is a lean-team that offers enterprise grade online work management software to empower business users to make better decisions through collaboration and right visibility to business activities. Its Software-As-A-Service (SaaS) based work management and collaboration solutions ZilicusPM is used more than 80+ countries.
Overview of product – core idea and value proposition: ZilicusPM is complete work management software that makes it quick and easier for SMBs to holistically manage business activities. Companies can manage work right from scheduling & tracking progress, manage resource efficiently, manage current issue & potential business risks, to track project financials, to organize documents and lot more.
ZilicusPM is unique tool that is designed to give clear visibility of work status to higher management, as well as simplifying life of field level team members.
Customers can benefit from the enterprise grade work management capabilities in a single cost-effective tool instead of multiple scattered solutions.
Differentiators / Unique Features: WIthin a span of one and half year’s time, ZilicusPM has been considered as strong alternative to established (and well funded) global players like Clarizen, AtTask, Geniusinside, EPM Live and including (to some extent) Microsoft Project.
1. Complete solution to manage entire lifecycle of project work
2. Truly Web 2.5 solutions, highly intuitive and designed to be simple for use engagement and fanatical support
3. Performance is critical for online/web-based solutions and ZilicusPM delivers incredible performance
4. Lean approach of releasing new version once in a month that enables us to meet customers’ expectations in quickest possible time
Management Team Background: Nagin Kothari(Co-founder)
Nagin is Chief Architect at Zilicus Solutions, Nagin pairs extensive experience in cutting edge technology and a deep understanding of application security, robustness, scalability, to create top-tier enterprise applications. Nagin holds a Bachelors and Masters in Tech from Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT M).
Dhananjay (Dhan) Wagholikar(Co-founder)
Serving as Zilicus’ Product Manager, Dhan focuses on product management and customer engagement. He holds an MBA from the Indian Institute of Management, Bangalore (IIM Bangalore) – India’s premier management school, and is an engineering graduate of Government College of Engineering, Pune (COEP)