NGIS Guwahati

NGIS Guwahati

IoT in Agriculture

GET YOUR START HERE

Scale your Start-up with the Next Generation Incubation Scheme (NGIS)
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STPI Guwahati 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 Guwahati has local support for mentoring, knowledge sharing, etc. and upcoming Centre of Excellence in IoT in Agriculture.

WORKSPACES THAT INSPIRE YOU TO INNOVATE

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  • First One
    QUALITY INFRASTRUCTURE FOR QUALITY IDEAS

    Access to world-class ready-to-work infrastructure, dedicated product security testing facility, managed services like server hosting, e-mail hosting, Data centre etc.

  • second one
    GET MENTORED BY INDUSTRY VETERANS & EXPERTS

    Mentorship & guidance from cross-functional & successful entrepreneurs and domain experts.

  • third gym training
    MARKETING YOUR START-UP TO THE WORLD

    Opportunities to connect, network & explore business opportunities with domestic as well as international customers.

  • fourth muscle
    WORKSHOPS, SEMINARS & REVIEWS FOR EXCELLENCE

    Regular workshops/seminars for capacity building & skill enhancement, continuous monitoring, review & feedback from dedicated experts.

  • training fifth
    FINANCIAL SUPPORT & INTERNSHIP

    Seed/Risk Funding & Internship Grants to promising startups.

  • gym training
    PAN INDIA CHALLENGES/HACKATHONS

    Pan India challenges/hackathons along with boot camps to source innovative ideas.

Infrastructure Facility

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Knowledge Partners

Our Mentors

Chief Mentor

Shri Kumaran Venkatesh

Shri Kumaran Venkatesh

Chief Mentor - NGIS Guwahati, AXLERATE Now, Bengaluru, Karnataka
About

Mr. Kumaran Venkatesh has over three decades of work experience in consulting, business development, sales management, marketing operations and executive leadership roles across IT, Semiconductors & Software at MNC’s and Indian companies at Hong Kong, Boston and India. He is a partner at AXLerateNOW focusing on scaling IOT Startups. Prior to his current Startup, he was a Senior Director of Business Development at ARM (Softbank Group) developing IOT, AI/ML, Security, HPC & cloud datacentre market. Prior to ARM, he was with an Industry body on Electronics and Semiconductors where he passionately worked to grow the Electronic System Design & Manufacturing industry as well as created an IOT ecosystem in India. He curated 16 IOT Startups across MedTech, Wearables, Spacetech and mentored, coached and advised them on Execution, Market and funding capital.

Prior to his current role, Mr. Venkatesh was spearheading Intel’s Wind River India business as India Country Manager. He passionately worked to open Wind River India Design Center, which helped Indian customers design world-class embedded solutions for Aerospace, Defence, Networking, Industrial and mobile market. Prior to Wind River, Mr. Venkatesh was Regional Manager (US East and Canada) with Tata Elxsi in the US.

From 1987 to 2003, he held various senior management positions in India and overseas at Modi Olivetti, On Mobile, Motorola, and others.

He is also a well-known personality in the media. His article and opinions are often published in leading technology and business publications. He was also featured in “Next Big Thing” on NDTV Good Times channel as a thought leader.

He is the co-chair of IOTNEXT, TiE Bengaluru board member and founder member of NETRA Accelerator Foundation. Mr. Venkatesh is also a corporate faculty of the ART OF LIVING and has taught to various sections of the society.

Focus Areas/Sectors of Expertise

IoT Startups

Mentorship Location

Guwahati

Bhubaneswar

Mentors

Shri Anuj Pahliwal

Shri Anuj Pahliwal

Third Eye Education Pvt. Ltd, Guwahati, Assam
About

Mentorship Location

Guwahati

Shri Biswajit Hazarika

Shri Biswajit Hazarika

Trans Virtual Pvt. Ltd., Guwahati, Assam
About

 

Focus Areas/Sectors of Expertise

IT/Telecom Network Solution, Cyber Security & Cyber Forensic, IT/ICT Infrastructure and Services.

Mentorship Location

Guwahati

Ms Atreyee Borooah Thekedath

Ms Atreyee Borooah Thekedath

Web.Com(India) Pvt. Ltd., Guwahati, Assam
About

Mrs. Atreyee Borooah Thekedath holds a bachelor’s degree in Computer Engineering from Manipal Institute of Technology, Karnataka and a master’s degree in Business Administration (MBA) from Central Queensland University, Australia.

After a brief stint at Hewlett Packard Pte Ltd. in Singapore as an IT Solutions Specialist, she quit to start her own company, Web.Com (India) Pvt. Ltd. in 1999, one of Assam’s reputed software company.

She is an alumna of the prestigious Goldman Sachs 10,000 Women Program for Women Entrepreneurs and was nominated for the coveted Fortune/U.S. State Department Global Women’s Mentoring Partnership Program. She is a member of the Board of Governors of Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design & Manufacturing, Jabalpur under the Ministry of Human Resource Development, Government of India. She is also an Academic Council member of Assam Women’s University, Jorhat. She was an Independent Director at Balmer Lawrie, a Mini Ratna-I Public Sector Enterprise under the Ministry of Petroleum & Natural Gas, Government of India from January 2017 to January 2020. She was a National Council member of CII’s Young Indians and has successfully executed several projects during her tenure.

She has been involved with the start-up community in various capacities like mentoring and being a jury member in several pitches like the recent Chief Minister’s E-Champion Challenge Programme, Meghalaya and Pitch Hatch 2.0 , initiative by Assam Startup-The Nest & IIM Calcutta Innovation Park. As a NASSCOM member, she has been a jury member for the Thrive 30 Pitch.

Focus Areas/Sectors of Expertise

Entrepreneurship

Mentorship Location

Guwahati

Shri Sanjeev Sarma

Shri Sanjeev Sarma

Webx Technologies Pvt. Ltd., Guwahati, Assam
About

Mr. Sanjeev Sarma is the founder director of Webx Technologies Private Limited, a technology consulting company that he founded in the year 2001. He has over 19+ years of IT experience in delivering enterprise solutions on Enterprise Software Architecture, Web Platforms and Mobile Technologies. He is a postgraduate in Computer Applications and has worked for multinational companies like ZAP Infotech and IBM Global Services. He started his own software firm “Webx” in the year 2001 and later in 2009 it became private limited (Webx Technologies Private Limited).

At Webx, he is working at consulting, architecture and development of enterprise solutions on the latest web technologies. His award-winning solutions are running in various corporates and govt. departments. He was acknowledged as “Technology Hero” by Microsoft Corporation for the first online bus ticketing system implemented way back in the year 2004 for Assam State Transport Corporation.

Currently, Mr. Sanjeev is also serving as:

  • Member, Advisory Board, Software Technology Parks of India (Assam, Tripura and Meghalaya)
  • Consultant at NF Railways (Cons.) for various IT project & Management Information System
  • Member, Leadership Excellence, Harvard Square
  • Member, Intel Atom Developer, Intel India Technology Pvt. Ltd.
  • Member, IT Pro Marketing Panel, Microsoft
  • Chief Technology Advisor at South Asian Regional Development Gateway
  • Member, Advisory committee for B.Voc curriculum at Gauhati University
  • Mentor, StartUp NE, an initiative of Indian Institute of Entrepreneurship

Mr. Sanjeev is instrumental in mentoring young entrepreneurs of North-East Region through various platforms like StartUp Assam, UpStart and Megaminds. He has also served as jury member in various B-Plan competitions organized by State Government and Premier Institutions.

Focus Areas/Sectors of Expertise

Software Architecture, Web Platforms and Mobile Technologies

Mentorship Location

Guwahati

Shri Utpal Hazarika

Shri Utpal Hazarika

Integrated Systems and Services, Guwahati, Assam
About

Mentorship Location

Guwahati

Shri Ochintya Sharma

Shri Ochintya Sharma

Independent Consultant, Guwahati, Assam
About

Professional Experience:

  • Experience: 32 years of Technology and Executive management
  • Domains: Artificial Intelligence, Internet of Things, Software Product Development, Mobile Internet, Wireless Communications, GPS, and Smartphone Platforms


Education

  • Chevening Rolls-Royce Science and Innovation Leadership Fellow, University of Oxford.
  • Master of Science (Telecom & Software), Illinois Institute of Technology, Chicago.
  • B. Tech (Electronics and Communications), National Institute of Technology, Warangal


Earlier Assignments

  • Vice President, Samsung R&D India: IOT, Multimedia, Mobile Internet, System Engineering
  • Managing Director, Hubble Connected: IOT, Server and Cloud development, Smartphone Apps
  • Vice President, Global Engineering, Binatone Global: Camera, Multimedia, Lifestyle Products
  • VP Engineering, SiRF India & TrueSpan Semiconductors: OFDM, GPS and Multi-function chipsets
  • SBU- Head (Mobile Internet), Motorola: Browser, Mobile Internet, MMS, Phone Apps.
  • Multiple positions in ASL and HAL: Various CDMA technologies


Currently: Independent Consultant

  • Artificial Intelligence deployment, organizational strategy, product management and business growth.
  • Fostering innovation and Enabling businesses in Northeast India
  • Mentoring entrepreneurs on business formulation, technology deployment and customer comprehension.


Focus Areas/Sectors of Expertise

Artificial Intelligence, IoT, Software Product Development, Mobile Internet, Wireless Communications, GPS and Smartphone Platforms.

Mentorship Location

Guwahati

Shri Jyotirmoy Chakravorty

Shri Jyotirmoy Chakravorty

Ubona Technologies, Guwahati, Assam
About

Mr. Jyotirmoy Chakravorty (JC) is the founding CEO of Ubona Technologies. Mr. JC holds a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from Assam Engineering College. He has 30 years of professional experience in consulting and software development in leading software companies like CMC ltd, Wipro, eCapital and July systems in the leadership/mentoring roles. He has led several projects in telecommunication, billing and mediation, supply chain, business and operations strategy and customer relationship management. He started Ubona Technologies in the year 2008. Under his leadership, Ubona Technologies developed India’s first speech recognition product, acquired funding, took the product to the market and became a successful and profitable venture.

With deep expertise in last mile communication, internet protocols and technologies, large scalable system design, consumer behavior, payment technologies, he spends most of his time working with senior executives on transformational and disruptive change. He is an established leader in the areas of consumer service, telecommunication and payment space in the startup circle and advises / mentors many startups and entrepreneur.

JC’s areas of expertise in technologies and systems are listed below:

  • Telecommunication and last mile involving various protocols and standards
  • Internet communication and near field communication protocols/technologies
  • Large / scalable system design using emerging paradigms and technologies
  • Artificial intelligence and machine learning
  • Payment protocols, technologies and securities encompassing card, UPI, POS, IMPS, online /offline
  • Web technologies and User information modeling
  • Security and encryption
  • Cloud based architecture
  • Customer relationship management, billing, workflow, service provisioning

JC is holder of many patents from USPTO in the areas of digital rights management, policy-controlled application services, service enablement and mobile payments.

Focus Areas/Sectors of Expertise

Last mile communication, Internet Protocols and Technologies, Large Scalable System Design, Payment Technologies and Consumer behavior.

Mentorship Location

Guwahati

Shri Sunandan Baruah

Shri Sunandan Baruah

Assam Down Town University, Guwahati & Globinno Engineering Solutions
About

Qualification

Doctor of Engineering

Designation

Dean, Engineering & Technology, Assam Down Town University, Guwahati
CEO, Globinno Engineering Solutions, Guwahati and
Consultant, Technical Agency (Assam Don Bosco University) for SFURTI project under Ministry of MSME.


Previous positions held

  • Director, Center of Excellence in Nanotechnology
    Professor, Department of Electronics & Communication Engineering,
    Assam Don Bosco University, Guwahati.
  • Research Faculty, Electron Microscopy & Nanoelectronics Angstrom Laboratoriet, Uppsala University, Sweden.
  • Research Specialist, Asian Institute of Technology, Thailand.


Research Interest

Prof. Baruah’s research interest is in Environmental Nanotechnology. His research concept is to make use of inexpensive wet chemical methods to fabricate innovative materials and device components. His research group is using semiconducting and metallic nanomaterials for applications like water purification, contamination sensing and remediation, solar energy harvesting, functional building materials, nanopiezotronics, etc.


Publications

95 publications in International peer reviewed journals and conference proceedings and 8 book chapters. He has 3 patents applied for, 1 published and another 3 Invention Disclosure Forms submitted for verification. He has a personal h-index of 31 and i-10 index of 67 with over 4700 citations to his works.

Prof. Baruah is a social entrepreneur and his company Globinno Engineering Solutions is currently manufacturing Nanotechnology based solar powered water purifiers and fruit and vegetable dryers targeted for use by the rural people. His company also manufactures nanomaterials for laboratory use.


Focus Areas/Sectors of Expertise

Environmental Nanotechnology

Mentorship Location

Guwahati

Shri Abhijit Bhuyan

Shri Abhijit Bhuyan

Bohniman Systems Pvt. Ltd., Guwahati, Assam
About

Mentorship Location

Guwahati

Startup cordination and helpdesk

Contact Details

Location Map

I. Name: Shri Shibendu Debbarma
    Designation: Joint Director
    Phone No.: 0381-2351903, 2416005
    E-mail: shibendu.debbarma@stpi.in

 

II. Name: Shri Krishan Kumar
    Designation: MTSS ES V
    Phone No.: 0361 – 2842728
    E-mail: krishan.kumar@stpi.in

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