STPI Bhopal 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 Bhopal has local support for mentoring, knowledge sharing, etc.WORKSPACES THAT INSPIRE YOU TO INNOVATE
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. Nemesh Singh, after not being able to find a job post completing his graduation, founded Appointy and today it has grown to become a force to reckon with. Being used by more than 19,000 businesses in over 78 countries, Appointy helps SMBs to get new clients and keep their appointment books full.
His vision is to create a platform for small and medium sized businesses that would help them grow without much effort. His belief is that one should always focus on the value of the product offering rather than money.
SaaS, Bootstrapping, Hiring in tier 2 cities, Building Culture, Product Scalability, Tech Scalability, Tech Architecture
Shri Atul N Bharat is the Group Director in Acropolis Group of Institutes – Indore. He is the recipient of the Governor Award – IES Teachers Excellence Award 2011 M.P for outstanding contribution for employment generation in the State. He is a member of the Steering Committee of CII West Region for Employability Skill Development and MSME IP Facilitation Centre (IPFC) in MP. He has been entrusted with various key domains in the institute like Central Placement Cell, Entrepreneurship Cell “SYEM”, Industry-Academia Interface Cell, Young Indian CII Net Chapter UVIPSA, Training & Development Cell, etc. He along with his team has bagged many prestigious awards in the field of Entrepreneurship and Start-up ecosystem. He is already having experience in mentoring start-ups within the institutes and outside the institute.
He is among the First 20 Certified Entrepreneurship Educators from STVP, IIM Bengaluru. He was from the First batch of Certified Entrepreneurship Course Developer from ISB Hyderabad. He is currently working with London Business School & Goldman Sachs on the social initiative of developing 10000 women entrepreneurs across the globe with NEN in India under the guidance of Prof John Mullins. He holds a strong network with more than 200 companies in Technology, Engineering and Management.
Idea Generation, Idea Validation, Opportunity Evaluation, Feasibility analysis, Prototype, MVP (Minimum Viable Product), Marketing, HR, Branding and Sales, Scalability, Customer Acquisition, Customer Retention, Repeat Purchase, Customer Service, Idea & Design of Solutions.
Mr. Yogesh Khakre is a Fellow Member of The Institute of Company Secretaries of India (ICSI) and served as Chairman of Bhopal Chapter of ICSI. He has over 15 Years of experience working with various corporate houses and serving as Company Secretary of Bhopal Smart City Development Corporation Limited and COO of B-NeST Incubation Centre. Shri Khakre is a MBA in Finance and also holds LLB (General) Degree from Mumbai University which gives an Administrative edge to his profile.
He played a vital role in building B-NeST Incubation Centre from the ground and making it the biggest tech start-up incubator of the Central India. He was the Member of Board of Studies of the Bhopal School of Social Sciences (BSSS) for the year 2015-2016.
His areas of expertise include Compliance of Startup Companies, Corporate Legal & Financial Services gained while working in reputed organizations like Kotak Securities Limited, IDBI Bank Limited, Virtuous Capital Limited, Parenteral Drugs India Limited.
Business Growth & Financial Modeling
Mr. Nilesh Maheshwari is a Senior Executive, with more than 27 years of demonstrated experience working in a diverse range of technologies and handing various aspects of business management challenges. He has done BE (Electronics & Telecom) in 1993, along with MBA (Operations Management) 2008 and ePGM from IIM Indore. He is having hands-on experience in:
After working in couple of Electronics Hardware and Software based companies in India and USA, Mr. Nilesh established a software services company, Emorphis Technologies catering to clients across the globe.
He has developed few products such as iStatements (Banking & Financial domain), iPublisher (Digital Publishing), iThings (Internet of Things platform for Remote monitoring and control of devices).
He is a mentor to various startups and has invested in couple of them and is also founder at Anaxee Digital Runners (On demand, on ground verification services startup) and Cash Management Services (a Startup in Financial domain).
Industrial IoT, Healthcare
Dr. Ghyansham Singh was a lecturer in SATI Vidisha and Govt. Women Polytechnic, Bhopal prior to working in MANIT, Bhopal. He is a Master of Computer Applications from BIT, Durg and PhD from Barakatullah University. He was a guide to various students for their PhD and many are still pursuing under his guidance.
Data Mining, Social Computing, Soft Computing, Web Mining, Object Oriented Systems
Shri Pradeep Karambelkar is the Founder & Director, Vision Advisory Group & VASPL Initiatives (Startup Incubation Center) and Regional Director, BNI India-Bhopal Chapter.
Being a Business Evangelist & Business Coach with 20+ years of experience in building profitable ventures from scratch, Shri Karambelkar has keen interest in introducing processes, tools, and concepts that help business owners and entrepreneurs grow their ideas into profitable ventures. His expertise spreads over multiple ventures in domains ranging from Investment Services, Financial Products, Education, Skill development, Startup Incubation to ITeS, Real Estate, FMCG, etc.
Shri Karambelkar is a man with a vision on a mission to oversee, assist and guide early-stage businesses in starting, developing and growing exponentially. He has invested in 8 startups.
Service Industry, FinTech, Human Resource, Education, Health, Seed Funding
Mr. Abhishek Gupta, 45 years old, is the Managing Director of Surevin BPO services Ltd, a public listed company at National Stock Exchange (NSE). Mr. Gupta has overall experience of around 20 years in IT/ITES sector.
He is instrumental in taking major policy decision of the Company. He is playing vital role in identifying, developing and formulating business strategies and effective implementation of the same. Under his guidance our Company has witnessed continuous growth.
Mr. Gupta has keen interest in social work and is associated with Lions Club International from last 17 years and have been awarded with many International appreciation awards. He is also active member in CII, NASSCOM, Export Council of India New Delhi.
He was the Chairman of CII Bhopal zone for the year 2018-19 and an active member of TIE Charter, Madhya Pradesh. He is recognized as Pride of MP by Dainik Bhaskar Digital.
IT & BPO Services
Dr. Nishchol Mishra is an Associate Professor in School of Information Technology (University Teaching Department) of Rajiv Gandhi Proudyogiki Vishwavidyalaya (State Technological University of MP), Bhopal. Presently, he is assigned task of co- chief investigator in ISEA Project Phase –II (A Project on Information Security Education Awareness, Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, Govt. of India). He has worked as lecturer and Assistant professor with various prestigious engineering & IT institutions of Bhopal. He has been the author or co-author of more than 60 papers in international refereed journals. His research interests cover several aspects Data analytics, Image mining, Big data, Cyber security & forensics.
Dr. Mishra is having more than 15 years of academic experience. He is member & life member of various prestigious Professional/Technical bodies like CSI, ISTE, to name few. He is B.E and MTech in Computer science & Engineering and in 2014. He completed his PhD on Multimedia data mining. His other professional certifications are EMCISA, EMCCIS, EMCDS, EMC proven professional on Data Lakes, IPR course WIPO. His qualifications also include PGDCL from NLIU, Bhopal.
Cyber Law, Intellectual Property Rights (IPR), Social Media Analytics, Multimedia Data Mining, Digital Forensics, Big Data
Mr. Ajay Muttreja graduated as a Mechanical Engineer from IIT Kanpur and did his Post Graduation in Business Management from IIM Ahmedabad. Currently, he is a Strategy Advisor & Mentor for MSME’s and Start-ups, since his retirement as CEO & Board Member of Tecnova, April 2016. He was also a former Industry Advisor to Royal Government of Bhutan (1985-87).
As a Member of FICCI National Startup Committee since 2016, he has actively contributed as Think-tank, Jury Member and Strategic Advisory/ Mentoring roles.
Over the past 4 years, he has also supported many Indian Government bodies, Incubators, Accelerators, Innovation Centres, Angel Investors, Venture Capital Funds, Educational Institutions, and start-ups (including social impact enterprises) as their Strategic Advisor, Mentor, Jury, Investment Expert, Think -Tank and hand-holding virtual partner.
Social Impact & Financial Sustainability, Business Growth Strategic & Partnership in India and International Markets.
Shri Romesh C Khosla has academic qualification of MTech from IIT Bombay, India (1971) and BE from College of Engineering, Pune, (1969). His special interest sector is Tele-Medicine and his vision is to propel advanced Bio-Medical Implementation & Healthcare Services into rural economy. He is working in the field of Business modeling and Business mentoring since year 2011.
He has worked with many organizations in various capacities and brief of the same is as under:
He has a huge experience in the field of mentoring business units. His field of proficiency is IT propelled Business Management (ERP & CRM) and e-Learning and his unique skills include converting traditionally managed Business Enterprises into IT propelled Business Enterprises.
Strategic Planning, Costing & Budgeting, Project Control Documentation, Contracting & Legal Documentation, Company Law & HR management, Business Modeling & Technocommercial Operations, System Analysis & Design, System Engineering, Research & Development, Manufacturing Operations, Sales & Marketing Operations