Testimonials from Venture Center’s Incubatees

Parul Ganju – Founder – Ahammune biosciences pvt ltd

Surrounded by world class scientific institutes, Venture Center is the perfect place for scientific entrepreneurs to set up their labs, where they can benefit from the wonderful infrastructure and resources that this place offers. Further, the entire team here is committed to the cause of entrepreneurs, helping them get access to funding and the right mentors. They foster an innovative and collaborative community for early stage life-science companies to grow and contribute to the startup ecosystem.

Ashwin Shankar – Founder – Divish Mobility

I started at Venture Center as a NIDHI – EIR fellow with just an idea. The VC ecosystem was instrumental in shaping that idea into a product and a business. At the early stages, building hardware prototypes can be very expensive and time consuming (taking multiple years). However, the shared labs and facilities (e.g. Protoshop) at VC helped us realize our ideas and build prototypes very quickly allowing us the ability to take the product to market in under a year . The VC ecosystem also helped us access grants and funding that enabled us to reach our milestones and move towards a solid, fast growing business. Throughout this entrepreneurial journey, the mentors and staff at VC have been extremely generous with their time and expertise. They have always been supportive and are vested in the long term success of the entrepreneur.  Venture Center has been a great partner to me and BatteryPool. I highly recommend them to budding entrepreneurs looking to build hard-tech and IP driven businesses.

Renuka Karandikar – Founder – BioPrime AgriSolutions Pvt Ltd

The first challenge we faced was in developing the technology, achieving proof of concept and developing the first prototype. Since our technology is based on advanced agr biotech, using genomics-metabolomics, computational biology and bioinformatics etc- a lot of infrastructure and research costs are associated with this. It would not have been possible to develop the technology, had it not been for the incubation support from Venture Center, NCL biotech Business incubator. We also got grand in aid from BIRAC, DBT, Govt of India that helped us achieve our POC. The govt followed up with another funding grant at the commercialization stage with Seed fund and Leap fund. One on One mentoring sessions with the Venture Center team proved immensely helpful in arriving at pricing, go to market business deals or even evaluating investment options. Venture center has always been our support system, helping with mentoring, advice on technology as well as business development. They have an incredible network of experts that start ups can tap into. We have relied heavily on Venture Center’s pool of experts for legal, financial, IP related matters. 

Tanuj Gigras – Founder – Nayam Innovations Pvt Ltd

We came to Venture Center with an idea and a will to execute our vision. Venture Center provided us with the infrastructure and initial capital to do that. Dr. Premnath also infused strategic thinking into us around Intellectual Property, stakeholder management and networking. They also invested in our subsequent funding rounds. Without Venture Centers help we would not have been able to execute our vision 

Ajinkya Dhariya-Founder-PadCare Labs Pvt Ltd

We are extremely thankful to Venture Center for the immense support that they have given us since day
Venture Center is very well equipped with the lab facilities and provides a one stop
introduced us to a huge pool of Investors and we also got funded with the BIRAC LEAP
Center.All the mentors are very knowledgeable, experienced and well product to commercializing it much faster.

Anirban Palit-Founder-Pragmatech Healthcare Solutions Pvt. Ltd

We are incubating at Venture Center (Entrepreneurship Development Center), Pune since May 2020 and are among the beneficiaries of their support system.Our experience at Venture Center has been extremely enriching and having Venture Center alongside us, in our start-up journey – has proven to be a vital advantage. Venture Center has not only been in the forefront in making us aware of opportunities for raising funding through grants and investments but has also provided valuable insights for effectively applying and pitching to these entities.In addition, we have benefitted hugely from Venture Center’s infrastructure – to mention specifically the ISO 13485 certified clean room facility – which we are presently utilizing for manufacturing our kits under a DCGI approved test license.
The Venture Center team members are intently dedicated to the purpose of our organization and have
graciously offered their focused co-operation time and again, at various junctures. Dr. V. Premnath –
Director, has especially been a great mentor and has been generous and swift in extending help whenever we were in need. We would, most certainly, recommend Venture Center, as an excellent incubation partner and a support ecosystem for all Start-ups.