Newsletter August 2020

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CIE powers Rejig.HydStartups – a massive scale mentoring 
Rejig.HydStartups  is an joint initiative of the Enablers network and T-Incubators, to bring collective support to startups from across all research/academic incubators in the city. 300 applications received, 125 startups shortlisted, 42 mentors hailing from 30 Incubators including TiE, THub, TSIC and Research incubators and being prepared for 40 investors, 20 VCs and 40 Corporates.
Shoot Up! With CIE to land your first customer in 90 days
A 3-month program to elevate idea stage tech startups from validating their ideas, Proof of concept to MVP ready. The focus is on idea/protoype stage startups to build and work on their marketable MVP for first two months followed by Strategy Rejig to refine product strategy to expand and grow.

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Last 2 days to apply for Entrepreneurship In Residence (EIR) – Startup Seeding
Apply by 10th September to EIR program – A cocreation program to enable entrepreneurs with Deeptech product idea to leverage research output from IIITH labs and help them in building Startup with social or commercial applications.

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2 Candidates who made it to Ojas PEP – a highly selective program for for scientists completing their Ph.Ds. and wanting to pursue an entrepreneurial career. The program offers post-doctoral training focused on building a solution (device, app, digital tool) to address problems in disease detection, diagnosis, prevention, treatment, monitoring or wellness.

The selected individuals are: Dr. Nivedita Tiwari is working on implementation of ai for oral screening and detecting early signs of oral cancer and the other one is Dr. Bhaskar Cherukuvada who is developing a CNN(AI) based solution to Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT).
9 startups pitched out of 84 applied for Avishkar – the flagship acceleration program designed specifically for startups working with AI, AR / VR, Computer Vision, Machine Learning, Robotics, NLP and other deep tech.
Tvarit Medtech Go-To-Market with T-hub

A micro-accelerator program curated for Medtech & healthcare startups, with structured Bootcamp followed by outcome based mentoring sessions.

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  • DruFarm Technology Private Limited-  developing intelligent and affordable cattle monitoring system.
  • Gaadiman- Gaadiman is a digital marketplace for automotive repair services and a provider of garage management application for the automotive industry
  • Shoppr- a Growth Platform (Marketing Analytics + Targeting) for e-commerce stores, built to provide campaign and audience insights from an e-commerce platform along with the most popular Ad Networks and Email.
  • Amplify MobilitySmart, sustainable & energy efficient electric vehicle charging solutions.
  • Vyomik Drones is engaged in the business of inter alia to research, design, develop, test, market, implement and sell innovative Drone solution / product in the field of Agriculture, Land Mapping and Road Inspection services

MRHC for Clinical trials and product validation for startups
Strategic partnership with Symbiorph Clinical Trialogy pvt ltd
Collaboration for Startup Corporate Connect program.
Collaboration for Startup Corporate Connect program.
Logy.Ai selected for BIG grant (INR 50L)

FashionDx’s AI-based digital retail solution helping retailers generate up to 25% of revenue

Dave.AI raises pre-series A with multiple investing parties

Startup from AIC IIITH - PRIF cohort - Kanpur Flowercycling Pvt. Ltd got funding of INR 10.5 Cr ($1.4 Million)
Dr.Shirshendu Mukherjee, Mission Director, Grand Challenges India  and Dr.Viswanadham, AVP, IKP Knowledge park speaking on writing a winning grant proposal.

OJAS Grant Writing Bootcamp 
In collaboration with IKP Knowledge Park and IIT Madras HTIC 12th August 2020

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Understanding Term Sheets, by Dhiraj Kumar Sinha, SucSEED Indovation ventures

Every start-up founder comes across a Term sheet when he/she pitches to raise funds from potential investors either at seed or angel or VC level. And with that comes the challenge, understanding Termsheet which contains numerous legal jargons and potentially confusing terms. Fire! Up, a startup insight series jointly organised by CIE-IIITH and SucSEED Indovation Fund invited Mr. Dhiraj, a Lawyer and Company Secretary to share the basic understanding of terms related to a Term sheet. 17th August 2020

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"Designing Strategies for Business Development" with Sai Sundaram in conversation with  Ramesh Loganathan.

Fire Up!, a startup insight series jointly organised by CIE IIITH and SucSEED Indovation Fund invited Sai Sundaram, a senior business leader with 25+ years experience in financial services for early-stage startups Business Development and the strategies around it involve targeting Customer segment, expand locally or globally, and leverage networks and relationships pertinent to the startups. 26th August 2020

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T Health Cafe Session on Connected Care: Technology Adoption in Hospitals

Dr.Sai Praveen, senior consultant pulmonologist and critical care specialist at Apollo Hospitals, Hyderabad and Dr. Dhruv Joshi, Pulmonary and Critical Care specialist who trained at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, USA share their insights and expert opinion on on models of connected devices in hospitals, impact of #COVID crisis for technology adoption, evolution of interoperability standards, challenges, role of AI and future tech in hospitals.31st August 2020. 

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"First Foray into US Markets" with Lax Chepuri in conversation with Ramesh Loganathan

Fire! Up, a startup insight series jointly organised by CIE-IIITH and SucSEED Indovation Fund invited Lax is an expert in strategy and global operations. 5th September 2020

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