STPI Bhubaneswar is one of the NGIS locations which offers comprehensive support & services to technology start-ups by providing state-of-the-art incubation facilities. NGIS provides benefits of pan-India mentor pool, knowledge sharing, co-learning & networking and continuous capacity building & skill enhancement through seminars, workshops & trainings. Besides, STPI Bhubaneswar has local support for mentoring, knowledge sharing, etc. and Centres of Excellence in Virtual & Augmented Reality and ESDM.
Access to world-class ready-to-work infrastructure, dedicated product security testing facility, managed services like server hosting, e-mail hosting, Data centre etc.
Mentorship & guidance from cross-functional & successful entrepreneurs and domain experts.
Opportunities to connect, network & explore business opportunities with domestic as well as international customers.
Regular workshops/seminars for capacity building & skill enhancement, continuous monitoring, review & feedback from dedicated experts.
Seed/Risk Funding & Internship Grants to promising startups.
Pan India challenges/hackathons along with boot camps to source innovative ideas.
Mr. Rajesh is a business leader having over 34 years of global experience in IT and high-tech industries across multiple domains. Since beginning of 2020, Rajesh is advising startups, social ventures and incubators. His areas of interest include Medtech, Agritech, SAAS, HPC, AI and Intelligent Electronics.
Prior to it, as President of India Electronics and Semiconductor Association, he worked towards enabling India to be the leader in Electronic Systems Design and Manufacturing (ESDM) through successful collaboration of industry, academia & government, building a vibrant ecosystem for startups and right skilling of technical workforce. He was board member of ESSCI and committee member of Karnataka Vision Group on IT. Rajesh helped establish SFAL, a fabless startup incubator in collaboration with Govt. of Karnataka and Electropreneur Park at Bhubaneswar in partnership with STPI.
In his long career stint with Wipro, Rajesh held many senior management responsibilities. He was CTO of telecom and product engineering division, Business Unit Head for different verticals namely Computing, Storage, Software Products, Peripherals, Semiconductor, Industrial Automation and Avionics, VP Operations & Competency and VP strategy. He established ARISE labs, a new initiative to develop affordable products and solutions for India in collaboration with global eco system partners, leveraging smart devices, mobility, cloud and analytics. Assure Health, an end to end tele-health platform developed in ARISE labs for remote cardiac disease management, received Golden Peacock award as most innovative solution at the 24th World congress of Total Quality.
He has been executive council member of India Semiconductor Association (ISA) and member of Core Advisory Group for R&D in electronics to Government of India, NASSCOM engineering forum and board of governors for IIIT, Bhubaneswar. His research interests include global innovation networks, role of IP for emerging market multinationals and social innovation.
He has completed his B.Tech in Electronics and M.Tech in Computer Engineering from IIT Kharagpur. Subsequently he has done his MBA from IIM Bangalore.
Mr. Amrendra Sahu is the Co-founder & CEO of NestAway which India’s fastest growing “Home Rental Network”attempting to provide better rental solutions via design and technology.
He is a computer science engineer from NIT Suratkal and an aluminous of IIM Bengaluru. NestAway’s valuation was about $200 million and funded by Ratan Tata and organizations like Goldman Sachs, Flipkart, etc.
He is also Co-founder BrizzTV Media Labs Pvt. Ltd. BrizzTv, has developed & deployed world’s first Cloud connected content delivery Platform over TV Network with Airtel Digital TV. This platform enables ridiculously easy access to real time social conversation around TV shows (Tweets, etc.) directly on TV as opposed to on a mobile/pad.
Before that, he has worked in MNCs like Cisco & Juniper as Software Engineer.
Technology Businesses & Technology Assisted Business, Venture Capital Raising, Product Innovations, IP Creation, Market Positioning
Chairman & Managing Director Hemalata Hospitals, BBSR
Academic & Professional Experience: Obtained Post-Doctoral training in Medical Physics from Lund University, Sweden and Massachusetts General Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, USA after completing Post Graduate Program in Radiological Physics (DRP) from Bhabha Atomic Research Centre in 1986 and PhD in Physics from Institute of Physics (IOP), Bhubaneswar under Utkal University in 1996. Held senior Academic, Clinical and Administrative positions in Institutes of repute in Government Sector like Kidwai Memorial Institute of Oncology, Bengaluru and later in corporate sector in Indraprastha Apollo Hospitals, New Delhi, since 1989. Started India’s first Stereotactic Radiosurgery (SRS) in 1996 & first Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT) treatment in 2001.
Teaching & Research Experience: He has been teaching Post Graduate Medical Students for MD (Radiotherapy), MD (Nuclear Medicine) and MD/DNB (Radiology) since 1989. He has been a PhD Guide, Assessor and Review Committee Member in several Institutes including AIIMS, New Delhi. He has published more than 60 publications in National & International journals. He has visited more than 40 countries as part of academic and scientific activities for training, conference participation and fellowships and as invited & visiting faculty representing India.
Edited the book “PARTICLE RADIOTHERAPY – Emerging Technology for Treatment of Cancer” published by Springer in 2016. Current area of Interest is Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) in Healthcare.
Entrepreneurship Experience: He has established the first corporate cancer hospital of Eastern India, Hemalalata Hospitals & Research Centre in Bhubaneswar in the year 2005. The hospital continues to be single largest private cancer hospital in Odisha as on date.
Healthcare, Oncology, Data Science and Artificial Intelligence in Medicine
Mr. Mohar Mishra is an Entrepreneur, Data Scientist and Product Architect with 20 years of experience in Product Development, 10 years of experience in building start-ups in the area of Analytics and Cloud Computing.
He co-founded AcesoCloud in Odisha and partnered with large hospital systems and physicians to position the healthcare analytics platform as an end-to-end solution for management of critical care.
Data Analytics, Big Data, AI, Agile, US Healthcare Subject Matters
Mr. Chinmoy Panda is founder & CEO of Mindfire Solutions and has couple decades of experience in the global software industry. He is also founder & CEO of DateTheRamp, a startup technology-driven fashion platform. He is BE in Computer Science from BITS Pilani and MBA from IIM Ahmedabad.
“Healthcare Technologies & Applications, Education Technologies & Applications, Consumer Apps in Wellness, Education, etc. Real-world applications of edge technologies such as drones, 3D Printing, AI”
Mr. Ashwini is an entrepreneur, author and digital technology consultant. He is the Director & CEO at Batoi and is actively involved in the strategic affairs and product development apart from serving as Director and Sr. consultant at companies-founded by him in India and abroad.
His current research interests include cloud computing, AI, IoT, and mathematical sciences apart from history and music.
He is a member of Society for Industrial and Applied Mathematics (SIAM), Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) and the IEEE Computer Society; and is a life member of Computer Society of India (CSI), Plasma Science Society of India (PSSI), and SCAAA, a local association of amateur astronomers.
He has obtained his education completing post-graduation in theoretical physics and an advanced diploma in software management. He was a visiting student to some of the leading research institutes such as TIFR (Mumbai), IUCAA(Pune), and IOP (Bhubaneswar) during and after his studies at the University of Hyderabad.
He was awarded with the best research paper presentation at the national conference of Plasma Science Society of India in 1998, and was the web editor of this national body during the year 1998-1999, while he was engaged in theoretical studies of nonlinear statistical behavior of strongly-coupled dusty plasmas in Institute for Plasma Research (IPR) as a Research Scholar. Later, Mr. Ashwini took interest in Information Technology and founded a few technology startups after a series of software consulting assignments in India and abroad. He is a seasoned writer and has written several academic, business and other articles published in leading magazines and journals.
Mr. Ashwini is one of the members of the Board of Governors at Government College of Engineering, Kalahandi, a Member of the Management Committee at SAI International School (Bhubaneswar) and also holds the position of an Honorary Convenor for the Technology, Innovation and Start-up ThinkTank, WTC Bhubaneswar. He is a life member of Blood Donors Council, Indian Red Cross Society and St. John Ambulance.
Cloud Computing, AI, IoT, Mathematical Sciences
Mr. Devesh Sinha is an engineering graduate from National Institute of Technology, India and has been associated with some of the leading companies around the world. He started his career with Tata Group in India. He has been associated with the various global organizations at various capacities with AIG, MCI, UPS, Coopers & Lybrand.
He co-founded ESSPL, a software services company in 1998, which employs about 300 software engineers around the world and boast of a client base of fortune 500 and mid-size companies in 18 countries across the globe. ESSPL specializes in providing solutions in the area of SCM, Logistics and Digital Transformation.
His new venture called COZENTUS which is specializing in providing solutions for the business through Emerging Technologies.
Business Mentoring, Supply Chain & Logistics, Warehousing, Data Science, ML, AI, RPA.
Mr. Priyadarshi Nanu Pany is the founder & CEO of CSM Technologies, a pioneering GovTech organization headquartered out of Bhubaneswar, Odisha. At a time when the IT industry in Odisha was still nascent, Priyadarshi recognized the potential of technology to transform governance and impact a billion lives. His courage to always think big steered this start-up on a journey dotted with brave & innovative ICT solution breakthroughs. Be it promoting ease of doing business through land management systems in Maharashtra or introducing transparency in tea trade auction processes in Kenya, path-breaking projects under his leadership have educated markets to open up and embrace ICT application in governance. Sustaining, educating & leading in the market for 21 years wouldn’t have been possible had Priyadarshi not built a team with a solid foundation of corporate governance. Under his leadership, a skilled workforce of 650+ employees caters to growth driving sectors such as agriculture, mining & industry in India, Africa and United States. The national & international recognition of ICT projects conceptualized by Priyadarshi has successfully positioned Odisha on the global IT landscape. As an elected leader in the NASSCOM’s Domestic Council and active member of CII and other industry bodies, Priyadarshi actively pursues policy needs for the advancement of IT industry ecosystem. As a founding member of CITE Bhubaneswar, he is instrumental in nurturing entrepreneurship and pushing the boundaries of innovation in IT. His inspiring journey as a rainmaker and thought leader has been honoured with multiple awards in areas of entrepreneurship & e-governance. He has been at the forefront of a silent revolution motivating people to accommodate the ever-increasing demand in GovTech. His grit, humility & simplicity in thought stands as an inspiration for entrepreneurs and industrialists aiming to build sustainable and high impact businesses. Ask him about his contribution and he shall humbly respond, “We are just getting started”.
GovTech, Data Science, Marketing and Branding, Scale and Finance Management.
Mr. J.B. Pany had promoted company in 1985 namely Radiant Electronics Ltd. for manufacture of C-DOT DIGITAL RAXs & other telecom related products in Bhubaneswar. He was the 1st private venture, which manufactured Rural Exchanges after ITI.
Besides his other present activities, he is primarily involved in mentoring promising Entrepreneurs/Startups. He is presently involved with over Seven (7) startups as Mentor & Angel Investor. Nearly all have revenue & are promising growth. He was the founder President of TiE Bhubaneswar in 2012-2016. He was the Chairman of CII Odisha in 1994-95.
Technology, Electronics & Telecommunication and its application in various niche areas viz Agro & Food processing , IoT based Predictive Maintenance in Factories & Logistics
Tourism, Hospitality, Marketing, Communication.
He is a Chartered Accountant since 1979.
Mr. Tapan Kumar Mohanty is the first-generation businessman and is the Managing Director of Z Estates Pvt. Ltd. He hails from a humble middleclass family of service class people.
Genuinity, Sincerity and Patience are some of key and essential ingredients to success in life. That is what Mr. Mohanty has learnt and experienced during this long journey in business. For that matter this holds good in every profession in this world.
After completing the graduation in Arts from Katak, Mr. Mohanty started his career in Fishing Business at Paradeep but could not continue in the field due to various reasons and ended up losing all his capital. Immediately after that, starting again from the scratch, he tried his hand in doing civil construction with Govt. Agencies and thereafter with retail business before finally plunging into real estate business in 1990. Odisha was then just starting to witness the culture of vertical living and Mr. Mohanty with a lot of courage and bold decisions along-with whatever savings left with him ventured into the real estate field.
Mr. Nihar Samantara has over 30 years of experience in Defence, Research, Education and Information Technology. He holds leadership positions in innovation, corporate strategy, growth, ongoing operations and technology implementation.
He has a proven track record of building companies from ground up and attaining extraordinary results. One such company was Majoris Systems where he was a founder member. Majoris started with $50,000 in revenues and 10 employees and grew into a company with over 350+ employees with annual revenues of $9 Million in the span of 4 years. After Majoris, his earlier responsibilities included companies like, BFL Software, Valtech, Trigent and Ashok Leyland Information Technology (ALIT) and at ADA(DRDO).
Mr. Nihar hold a master’s degree in Aeronautical Engineering and other management qualifications. After completing his ME (Aerospace), Mr. Nihar Joined as scientist with ADA, DRDO to start his professional career. He was instrumental in structural design and development of the CFC Wing used for LCA along with HAL team.
Mr. Nihar was key management executive in setting up dedicated offshore development centers (ODC) for fortune 500 companies like GE, ABN AMRO, ING, FedEx, AutoZone, Beverly, Pegasus, Home Depot, LV, Thales, WCM, Proliant to name a few.
Mr. Nihar is one of the pioneers in different emerging subject in software industry. He has adopted and proved different project execution style, which were well appreciated by customer and added lot of value to their business. He is simple and devotes lot of time for the cause of society, which includes education and healthcare.
“Health Care (ultrasound on wheel), Cloud Computing,
Cyber Security, AI, ML, IoT”
Mr. Sunil Kishorepuria is currently the Managing Director, Sagar Business Private Limited. He has over 24 years of experience in various business segments ranging from International Trade, Manufacturing of Ethyl Alcohol, Printing Industry (as Franchisee of The Hindustan Times – Daily Newspaper), Hospitality Industry, Multi Brand Retail and trading (as C&F, Distributor of Tata Steel Products like TMT, Tubes, Wires & Sheet, Lafarge Cement, Philips Lighting).
He has completed his BBA in International Business from Schiller International University (London), UK and Bachelor of Commerce (Hons) ST. Xavier’s College, Calcutta.
He received John Locke Award, Schiller International University – London, UK for Highest Academic Grade Point Average for ‘89 – ‘90 (3.93/4.0).
He is Chairman at Inservia Innovations Private Limited and Solar Solutions & Solar Technologies. He is also mentoring Sunkonnect PTE Limited, Singapore Research & Development in renewable Technologies.
Renewable Energy, General Strategy, Go to Market, Planning & Leadership
Mr. Binod B. Dash is MSc and LLB qualified. He is an Industrialist, Educationist, Serial & Documentary Film Producer, Sportsman & Sports organizer of national repute.
As Industrialist, he is managing two Small Scale Packaging units in the name & style of Packing India & JIT Pack which manufactures of all Types of Flexible Packaging Materials, Multilayer Films.
As Educationist, he is managing two Degree Engineering Colleges in Odisha in the name Synergy, Dhenkanal & Synergy, Bhubaneswar; 2 Diploma Institutes in the name of Synergy School of Engineering, Dhenkanal & Synergy Polytechnic, Bhubaneswar & one school in the name of Delhi public School, Dhenkanal.
Mr. Prasenjeet graduated from IIT-Kharagpur in 1990 with a B.Tech (Hons) in Electronics & Electrical Communications Engineering with specialization in Computer Science. He has been an entrepreneur right from his college days. In past 2 decades, he has been a part of several highly successful ventures. He has been involved with IndiaInfoline, Comat Technologies and several others.
Mr. Prasenjeet’s current focus is on qualitative and quantitative growth of Afixi Technologies, a web application and mobile application development company targeting the overseas market.
“Technology in Education & Healthcare. Mobile applications targeting a wide user base (ex. Citizen centric use cases). Fields implementation of Proximity, Location Services, Sensor Management. FinTech and Workflow Management, Unified Communication (Social Media, Physical and VoIP based communication aggregation)”
Mr. Manoj Kumar Panda is BTech (Computer Science) from NIT Warangal in 1990 and since then working with Tata Consultancy Services. He has worked in several offices in India and USA. He was the Business Relationship Manager for AMEX and Regional Manager (Philadelphia) in USA for 7 years. He was in Kolkata managing global customer relationship with Toyota Financial Services for 5 years.
He was involved in the setting up and growth of the Bhubaneswar centre since 2007. He was having the additional responsibility of managing the Global Delivery Role in the Oracle Practice from 2012 to 2013, managing around 5000 people.
He has visited several countries like USA, UK, Japan, Australia, Netherlands, Germany, Saudia Arab, UAE, etc. to get engaged with TCS customers in these countries.
He was the IT Panel Convenor for CII, Odisha Chapter for few years. He has been an expert committee member of the ICC and FICCI, Odisha Chapters.
CRM, Service Desk, Big Data, UI/UX
Mr. Ravi D Varma currently serves as Managing Director of Black Knight India Solutions where he helps manage a 1500 resource captive technology development center for US multiple national financial technology firm. Mr. Varma is IT industry veteran with a focus on US financial services vertical.
Prior to his role at Black Knight India Solutions, he co-founded LendingSpace Inc in 2000 and served as its CEO from 2005 till its acquisition by Black Knight Inc in 2012. Prior to this, he has served in varieties executive management positions likes companies Compulearn Inc, Systech and Computech Inc. Mr. Varma hold MBA from New York Institute Technology.
Dr Bijay Kumar Sahu earned his M. Phil and PhD from Jawaharlal Nehru University, New Delhi specialized in “Intellectual Property Rights, and Technological Capabilities with Special References to India”. Presently, Dr Sahu is heading NRDC-MoMSME- Intellectual Property Facilitation Centre (IPFC) & United Nation WIPO –Technology & Innovation Support Centre at Vishakhapatnam, National Research Development Corporation (NRDC), Govt of India. Dr Sahu recently conferred and received Global IP Convention Awards by GIPC during 12th Global IP Convention at Vigyan Bhawan for the promotion of IP and innovation in India and abroad. He has considered as 100 influential IP Leader from India by World IP Forum for the year 2017. Recently, he was invited as a keynote speaker of United Nation (UNESCO-EDTECH 2018) on “IP, Innovation in Educational Curriculum”. Dr Sahu has facilitated many patents, trademark, design, copyright and other IP to various universities, Startups, MSMEs and transferred and commercialized many lab scale technologies to MSMEs and industries. Dr Sahu coordinated as many as more than 300 IP and innovation and Technology transfer and commercialisation national/international workshop, training seminar and conference He is also managing the IP and Innovation of various PSUs in the country and also CTO for STPI invention and innovation management. Dr Sahu coordinated a Govt of India Taskforce study on “Innovation Policies in China, Korea and Taiwan: Implication for India” and visited many countries. Dr Sahu is also guest faculty on IP & Technology Management and mentor on IP in many prominent institutions and universities in the country.
Shri Pranab Kishore Pani, a Post Graduate in English Literature specialising in American Literature, with Certificate Course in COBOL, is currently an entrepreneur since last seven years. He has successfully driven and managed his global medical tourism start-up venture as the Co-Founder & Managing Director of MTMC Medi-Info (P) Ltd, which he exited after acquisition. In 2018 he ventured into professional PR & Branding, managing businesses and talents completely and Consulting in IT, Healthcare & Education using technological tools and solutions besides, nurturing and guiding Start-ups through his second venture and new company,Talendeate beyond Border (P) Ltd as the Managing Director.
Prior to his entrepreneurship venture, he was in the Corporate sector for about 25 years in leadership roles in a variety of business domains such as Telecom, Software, Aviation, Infrastructure, Water, Power and Media & Entertainment.
He has been mentoring start-ups and advising companies in various businesses across India. Trying to create a complete support ecosystem for the start-ups and businesses in all aspects. Some of his mentored companies have received good fundings with his help and are doing extremely well in business, scaling up their ventures to greater heights. In 2016, Mr. Pranab had organized Startup Business Conferences at Chennai and Bangalore. He’s in the Advisory Board of IIM-B’s NSR-CEL.
He has been visiting several top B-Scools and Universities across India and interacts with the students and the academicians regularly. He has written several articles concerning relevant subjects and spoken about them in various national and international forums.
He speaks regularly in IIM-Bengaluru, IIM-Rohtak, IIIT-Raipur, Symbiosis, IMIS, CMS-Jains, KIIT University, ABBS, MP Birla Management, Christ University, Solapur University, CMR IT, on topics related to Management subjects, Technology, Entrepreneurship, Corporate Strategy, Business Development, Sales & Marketing, Communication & PR, Healthcare, issues related to the youth and Social Entrepreneurship. He is a Management Speaker, Writer and an influential Social Commentator.
Through his founded think tank, Talendeate Leadership Foundation, Pranab talks with eminent personalities, young achievers and celebriities while mentoring many. He lends his voice for documentary films, Ads and music videos and is a content developer & business consultant.
Healthcare, GIS & IT Products/Solutions
Dr. Rabi N. Mahapatra is a Professor in the Department of Computer Science and Engineering at Texas A&M University since 1995. Dr. Mahapatra was a faculty at Indian Institute of Technology, Kharagpur, India and a Faculty Fellow at IBM T.J Watson Research Center, USA.
His principal areas of research are Embedded Systems, Systems on Chip, Internet of Things, Software Security and Data Analytics. Dr. Mahapatra served as the Chair of the Graduate Admission in CSE Department and directs the Embedded Systems Research Group at Texas A&M University. He also served in the Editorial board of ACM Transactions on Embedded Computing, IEEE Transactions on Parallel Distributed Systems, and EUROSIP Journal on Embedded Systems.
He has published three books and ~200 research articles in the refereed International Journals and Conference Proceedings. Dr. Rabi Mahapatra is a Ford Fellow, BOYS-CAST Fellow, Senior-Member IEEE Computer Society, and was a Distinguished Visitor of IEEE Computer Society.
Dr. Mahapatra has received Undergraduate Teaching Excellence Award in 2010 and Best Paper Award in 2018.
Embedded Systems, Systems on Chip, Internet of Things, Software Security and Data Analytics.
Mr. Anilkumar Muniswamy is Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics & Communications from BVB College of Engineering, Hubli, Karnataka University. Post that he earned Diploma in Management from INSEAD, France and Master of Management from McGill University, Montreal, Canada. He also completed his International Masters in Practicing Management from Indian Institute of Management, Bengaluru.
Mr. Anilkumar Muniswamy, is one of the two founding directors and the driving force behind SLN Technologies Pvt. Ltd., a Bengaluru based embedded systems design and manufacturing Company. He started SLN technologies, along with his engineering classmate Mr. D R Subramanyam in the year 1995, with a vision of building a world class technology company in India.
He is also an Independent Director on board of Genus Electrotech Ltd. Shri Anil Kumar was responsible for establishing Genus’ PCB manufacturing facility in the year 2006 from design stage to a complete manufacturing facility on a turnkey basis.
He is also founding director and chairman of Revismak Electronics Pvt. Ltd. Revismak is working in the area of IoT and COVID health related products and it has recently introduced automatic sanitizer dispensers for the safety of people in public places.
ESDM, IoT, Embedded Systems, Electronics and Rugged Systems related to Aerospace and Defence Industry, Medical Electronics, PCB/PCBA.
Shri Sitikantha Pattnaik is a highly trained Management Professional with 30 years of experience in diversified fields such as Aviation Management, Consulting Services for United Nations Industrial Development Organisation & as an IT Entrepreneur.
In 2003, he started Inflexi Technologies as a 100 % EOU under STPI and provided a single window solution for E-Commerce to the overseas clients. Previously, he also worked on sustainable development of various traditional artisans of Odisha and helped them get connected with the market within India and abroad. His efforts showed results when they were able to cater to clients from France and USA.
As a Chief Coordinating Officer of the first private commercial airlines which started operations after the Open Sky Policy of Govt. of India, he has been part of the core team which created the SOPs, regulations handbook for every aspect across all departments of the Aviation Industry.
E-Commerce, Business Development, Leadership Training