STPI Patna 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 Patna has local support for mentoring, knowledge sharing, etc. and upcoming Centre of Excellence in SmartAgri.
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. Dilip Kumar Thakur is a strategist and entrepreneur with 35 years of leadership experience in product and business development in Software Services and IT industry. He has successfully founded two startups in the domain of product development and design & implementation consultancy. He has remarkable ability in assimilation of technology, market/industry trends to building customer focused technology strategy and roadmap for the organization, visualize future needs and conceptualize innovative products and services.
He has been instrumental in setting up and operationalizing Incubation and Growth of new engineering businesses (Design Services, Product/IP Licensing); Management of Innovation programs and projects; Creation of strategic Centre of Excellences cutting across multiple business groups and providing Mentorship/leadership to engineering teams during Requirement and Architecture development.
He has earned Bachelor of Engineering in Electronics & Communications from Indian Institute of Sciences (IISc), Bengaluru in 1982 and BSc Hons. in Physics from St. Xavier’s College, Ranchi in 1978.
He has authored a white paper on “Secured Intelligent Devices” for IESA.
His current focus is on bringing impactful transformations in domains such as HealthCare, Industrial Automation and Intelligent premises/buildings by contributing in solution development leveraging new technologies such as Internet of Things, Real time data analytics, Event Processing, AI/Machine Learning/Deep Learning, Augmented reality and Systems of Engagement.
Mr. Prabhat Kumar Sinha, an Entrepreneur who hopes to usher in IT Revolution and Entrepreneurial Development in Bihar which is considered economically disadvantaged. He started an SSI unit in Bihar in 1992 after graduating from Computer Science & Engineering with a dedicated mission which is hinged around raising the threshold of IT Enabled Services, deliverance of new technologies and solutions. Today, Astric is a group of companies with diverse activity across ICT Solutions, Education, Skill Development and Social Transformation.
Co-founder @Astric Group of Companies & CEO – Centre of Excellence, a unique PPP initiative which is a synergy of capacity building and technology transformation for inclusive growth in a state-of-the-art world class infrastructure cum resource hub in Bihar. Partnered with National Institute of Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development (NIESBUD), C-DAC under Ministry of Electronics & Information Technology, Govt. of India & DOLR, Govt. of Bihar for IT revolution & facilitate promotion of small and medium-sized business.
Past Chairman CII –Bihar State Council (March 2017 – 2019), ITES Sub Committee (Bihar Industries Association) and represents Bihar IT Industry and working relentless with a mission for creating series of new Enterprises across Bihar, incubate, mentor and make them sustainable to set a new trend in Capacity building, Skill Training and Entrepreneurship. He has vide experience in the field of IT developments, represented Bihar in National e-Governance conference and various events organized globally in countries like – Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Singapore, Dubai, Hongkong, Turkey, Switzerland, Amaan (Jordan), Spain, London, South Africa, Australia, Germany & United States of America.
At present – IMC Chairman: Govt. Women’s ITI, Digha, Patna, Member Board of Governor @ DCE, Darbhanga, Member : AICTE – NRO (North Regional Office) and ICT Core committee set-up by Department of IT, Government of Bihar for development and promotion of IT sector in Bihar. Member Bihar Industrial Promotion Council (BIPC), Department of Industries, Government of Bihar for promotion Industries in Bihar.
He is an Alumni of US Department of State under prestigious International Visitor Leadership Exchange Programme (IVLP), UNIDO – United Nation Industrial Development Organization Project with GOI. Acknowledgment for Greenest Lab on earth in 2012, Shiksha Ratna Award in 2013 for initiatives towards transparent administration in Bihar, Best young upcoming SSI unit of Bihar in 2014, Social Transformation award in 2016, Skill Achievement Award in 2018 & CRN Trail Blazer Award in 2019 for social initiatives.
Mr. Manoj Kumar Sinha, an alumnus of IIM Kolkata having 20 years’ experience in training, consultancy, and entrepreneurship development. He has trained all the Block Development Officers of Bihar and IAS officers 2014, 2016, and 2017 Bihar cadre. Management Development programs are his forte and is a regular in NTPC, IOCL, Power Grid and corporates etc. He is the MD of HR Solutions and has conducted Faculty Development Programmes in Institute of Hotel Management, Hajipur, Magadh Mahila College Patna and St. Michaels School, Patna. Recently, he has established an Incubation Center in Magadh Mahila College and Science College. He is the President, National HRD Network, Executive President, Patna Management Association (AIMA), Secretary, NIPM, Secretary, SAVE International and Chairman, CII Startup, Innovation and Entrepreneurship Task force.
Mentoring of entrepreneurs and orienting/skilling the future entrepreneurs through the entire value chain of entrepreneurial ecosystem right from idea to execution.
Mr. Arun Kumar is a Banker turned Entrepreneur. Having long experience in various areas of Banking, including Overseas assignment in UK, after retiring as General Manager from Bank of Baroda, he started his second inning as an Entrepreneur, set up an Agri related Enterprise. He is Managing Director of Indian Dairy and Farm Product Pvt Ltd, which manufactures Vermi Compost (Organic Manure)
He is member of Professional Bodies like;
He is also engaged in encouraging and mentoring of Entrepreneurship & Startups, Guest Faculty for Leadership Development and Entrepreneurship Development Program.
He is Science Graduate and Certificated Associate of Indian Institute of Bankers, He has attended various Leadership Development Program and Top Management Program in Indian School of Business, Hyderabad. He has attended various trainings and Seminars abroad also.
Mr. Ritesh hails from Chapra, a small township in Bihar and came to Delhi after getting selected in IIT-JEE entrance in 2008. After graduating from IIT Delhi, he joined Bosch R&D as a Senior Engineer and earned two patents in the process. In 2014, he moved on to co-incubate Eckovation with his classmate and friend from IIT-Delhi, Akshat Goel. Ritesh manages the overarching strategy for Eckovation. Eckovation is working with multiple state education departments and premium Institution to ensure the reach of quality Education for all. In Bihar, in collaboration with state education department, Eckovation has satarted Unnayan Bihar Program. With more than 5 Million users, Eckovation won several awards for creating impact, Prime Minister’s Excellence award is one of them.
Mr. Udyan Singh founded Banka Silk in 2015, drawing the name from the district of Banka, which is his native place. A pioneer in film making turned into a social entrepreneur and a humanitarian, he has designed and successfully executed several projects in livelihood creation for both conventional and non-conventional sectors, agricultural development, student welfare, youth development and various other schemes for the marginalized and socially excluded people.
He started his professional journey as a Civil Engineer, serving the railways for more than 5 years, after which he took a leap of faith in the media and entertainment sector. He utilized his creative skill set to produce ad films and several television serials. He has earned Executive management from IIM Ahmedabad. He has chaired the youth division of Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) for the Bihar State Chapter, is the Founding Member of Indo-American Chamber of Commerce for the Bihar & Jharkhand Chapter and is also the Brand Ambassador for The Red Cross Society, Banka District.
At Banka Silk, he is positively impacting the lives of over 40,000 weavers in Bihar and Jharkhand by bringing their age-old craftsmanship to the world through socially responsible and environmentally sustainable design. His resolve in reviving and bolstering the fading culture of handloom and its artisans has started shaping a once bleak scenario into a promising socio-economic horizon. He is championing for the role that art and culture can play in transforming cities and communities by leveraging its power to act as a catalyst of change, growth and transformation of place.