Past Winners

Have a look at our Past Winners



Product and Services Track

Flynovate

Using a computer vision enabled swarm of drones, Flynovate inspects and detects every visual and internal defect in a solar panel present in a solar farm. By providing efficiency statistics, estimated life-spans and means of improvements, we can prevent companies from spending huge fortunes and time by eliminating the use of manual labor or heavy machinery that may accidentally damage that panel.

Samatva.AI

Samatva is an Automated Diversity HR & Recruitment Platform Integrated with Unique, Cost-effective & Feasible Innovations / Solutions for the Differently–Abled Community (Visually Impaired, Hearing Impaired, Speech Impaired & Physically Disabled). The Vision of SAMATVA is to ease a company’s Differently-Abled Recruitment, Training, Talent Management and other HR processes while simultaneously benefitting the Differently-Abled People, Professionally & Educationally.

Social Track

Momskart

"Momskart is a social commerce marketplace built on the philosophy of empowering rural India and brings India together through homemade food,bridges the gap between home-based foodpreneurs,and the urban customers who love their traditional Indian delicacies. Creating an inclusive growth model for use by other women-led small-scale, craft-centric, home-based businesses.The platform enables users to buy authentic and inspirational mom-made Indian delights made with love from across India."

R Buy

R Buy (Responsibly Buy): A Refill as a service startup, Tech platform that encourages reuse of containers by providing hassle-free contactless refilling logistic service connecting home care & personal care products manufacturers with consumers to reduce plastic packaging and pollution from it.

Best IIT Kharagpur Entry

Infloso

Infloso is an open marketplace that standardizes and democratizes Influencer marketing and helps connect brands with influencers. Traditional advertising has become plastic and consumers don't trust ads anymore. They trust people. We help brands of all budgets, sizes and types to build this trust with Infloso. Social media usage is at an all time high but the majority of the users do not earn from it. We help average social media users and brand's customers become influencers and flag bearers of a brand, while earning money, growing their reach on any platform. Infloso is an affordable, efficient and highly reachable solution as we work for the masses. We empower people and make advertising real.

Product and Services Track

Flynovate

Using a computer vision enabled swarm of drones, Flynovate inspects and detects every visual and internal defect in a solar panel present in a solar farm. By providing efficiency statistics, estimated life-spans and means of improvements, we can prevent companies from spending huge fortunes and time by eliminating the use of manual labor or heavy machinery that may accidentally damage that panel.

Samatva.AI

Samatva is an Automated Diversity HR & Recruitment Platform Integrated with Unique, Cost-effective & Feasible Innovations / Solutions for the Differently–Abled Community (Visually Impaired, Hearing Impaired, Speech Impaired & Physically Disabled). The Vision of SAMATVA is to ease a company’s Differently-Abled Recruitment, Training, Talent Management and other HR processes while simultaneously benefitting the Differently-Abled People, Professionally & Educationally.

Social Track

Momskart

"Momskart is a social commerce marketplace built on the philosophy of empowering rural India and brings India together through homemade food,bridges the gap between home-based foodpreneurs,and the urban customers who love their traditional Indian delicacies. Creating an inclusive growth model for use by other women-led small-scale, craft-centric, home-based businesses.The platform enables users to buy authentic and inspirational mom-made Indian delights made with love from across India."

R Buy

R Buy (Responsibly Buy): A Refill as a service startup, Tech platform that encourages reuse of containers by providing hassle-free contactless refilling logistic service connecting home care & personal care products manufacturers with consumers to reduce plastic packaging and pollution from it.

Best IIT Kharagpur Entry

Infloso

Infloso is an open marketplace that standardizes and democratizes Influencer marketing and helps connect brands with influencers. Traditional advertising has become plastic and consumers don't trust ads anymore. They trust people. We help brands of all budgets, sizes and types to build this trust with Infloso. Social media usage is at an all time high but the majority of the users do not earn from it. We help average social media users and brand's customers become influencers and flag bearers of a brand, while earning money, growing their reach on any platform. Infloso is an affordable, efficient and highly reachable solution as we work for the masses. We empower people and make advertising real.

Product and Services Track

Citi Spotter

Cranfield based Citispotter offers automated quality score and verification of shared content towardsfighting fake news, misinformation and hate speech with the help of Artificial Intelligence.

Teenage Founders Track

Sere

Sere enables 12Mn+ kirana/mom-and-pop stores in India to sell medicines and supplements to their 900Mn+ loyal customers at wholesale prices and additionally earn >212,000/month.

Dubeasy

DubEasy dubs YouTube videos to make them understandable and relevant for a global audience, delivering more views and higher reach.

Social Track

Avya

Project Avya, through a community based approach, aims to provide potable water solutions to urban slum communities by developing low cost, customised household filtration systems.

Product and Services Track

Minion Labs

  • Gokul Sriniwas
  • Jeyakumar

Kvayat Medical

  • Abhay Tanksali
  • Dr. Sai

Best Innovative Product

Startoon Labs

  • Susurla V. S. Suresh
  • Mythreyi Susurla



Social Track

Aikya Organics

  • Jitendra Yadav
  • Rana Singh
  • Ravindra Dwivedi
  • Rakesh Pandey

Monosha Biotech

  • Saurabh Ray
  • Neha Garodia
  • Saikat Sarkar
  • Biplab Mazumder
  • Rajarshi Chatterjee

Best Innovative Product

Neer Agriventures

  • Hars Agarwal
  • Abhishek Dubey
  • Nikita Tiwri



Best IIT Kharagpur Entry

LooHygeine

  • Piyush Kumar Dongre





Product and Services Track

Flynovate

Using a computer vision enabled swarm of drones, Flynovate inspects and detects every visual and internal defect in a solar panel present in a solar farm. By providing efficiency statistics, estimated life-spans and means of improvements, we can prevent companies from spending huge fortunes and time by eliminating the use of manual labor or heavy machinery that may accidentally damage that panel.

Samatva.AI

Samatva is an Automated Diversity HR & Recruitment Platform Integrated with Unique, Cost-effective & Feasible Innovations / Solutions for the Differently–Abled Community (Visually Impaired, Hearing Impaired, Speech Impaired & Physically Disabled). The Vision of SAMATVA is to ease a company’s Differently-Abled Recruitment, Training, Talent Management and other HR processes while simultaneously benefitting the Differently-Abled People, Professionally & Educationally.

Social Track

Momskart

"Momskart is a social commerce marketplace built on the philosophy of empowering rural India and brings India together through homemade food,bridges the gap between home-based foodpreneurs,and the urban customers who love their traditional Indian delicacies. Creating an inclusive growth model for use by other women-led small-scale, craft-centric, home-based businesses.The platform enables users to buy authentic and inspirational mom-made Indian delights made with love from across India."

R Buy

R Buy (Responsibly Buy): A Refill as a service startup, Tech platform that encourages reuse of containers by providing hassle-free contactless refilling logistic service connecting home care & personal care products manufacturers with consumers to reduce plastic packaging and pollution from it.

Best IIT Kharagpur Entry

Infloso

Infloso is an open marketplace that standardizes and democratizes Influencer marketing and helps connect brands with influencers. Traditional advertising has become plastic and consumers don't trust ads anymore. They trust people. We help brands of all budgets, sizes and types to build this trust with Infloso. Social media usage is at an all time high but the majority of the users do not earn from it. We help average social media users and brand's customers become influencers and flag bearers of a brand, while earning money, growing their reach on any platform. Infloso is an affordable, efficient and highly reachable solution as we work for the masses. We empower people and make advertising real.



Product and Services Track

Citi Spotter

Cranfield based Citispotter offers automated quality score and verification of shared content towardsfighting fake news, misinformation and hate speech with the help of Artificial Intelligence.

Teenage Founders Track

Sere

Sere enables 12Mn+ kirana/mom-and-pop stores in India to sell medicines and supplements to their 900Mn+ loyal customers at wholesale prices and additionally earn >212,000/month.

Dubeasy

DubEasy dubs YouTube videos to make them understandable and relevant for a global audience, delivering more views and higher reach.

Social Track

Avya

Project Avya, through a community based approach, aims to provide potable water solutions to urban slum communities by developing low cost, customised household filtration systems.



Product and Services Track

Minion Labs

  • Gokul Sriniwas
  • Jeyakumar

Kvayat Medical

  • Abhay Tanksali
  • Dr. Sai

Best Innovative Product

Startoon Labs

  • Susurla V. S. Suresh
  • Mythreyi Susurla



Social Track

Aikya Organics

  • Jitendra Yadav
  • Rana Singh
  • Ravindra Dwivedi
  • Rakesh Pandey

Monosha Biotech

  • Saurabh Ray
  • Neha Garodia
  • Saikat Sarkar
  • Biplab Mazumder
  • Rajarshi Chatterjee

Best Innovative Product

Neer Agriventures

  • Hars Agarwal
  • Abhishek Dubey
  • Nikita Tiwri



Best IIT Kharagpur Entry

LooHygeine

  • Piyush Kumar Dongre



Success Stories


Focuses on home healthcare monitoring analytics using IoT, Big Data Analysis, Cloud Computing, Artificial Intelligence and Machine Learning. SleepDoc+ is first product of mBreath. The SleepDoc+ is first of its kind which wirelessly measures different physiological parameters such as respiration rate, heart rate, and body movement.

Tractions so far:

  1. Best IIT-KGP startup of Empresario, 2016 at by Entrepreneurship Cell, IIT Kharagpur.
  2. Winner, Eureka 2016 held at IIT-B
  3. In top 30 startups of India under the programme of Startup India by TI, IIMB, and DST
  4. We have also got selected in top 50 Innovative startups of India under the programme of Startup India and Make in India by Tata Trusts, Lockheed-Martin, IIMA, and DST, Government of India.
  5. mBreath also got funding and incubation offer from Singapore in May 2017.

Gamezop is a casual gaming app, which allows you to play a lot of games without downloading other apps, aim to make playing & sharing convenient via message apps- just like music or video files.

They participated in Empresario and qualified to represent India in the International business Model Competition held at Microsoft HQ and organised by Harvard & Bringham Young University. After their success in Empresario, they were able to raise a seed funding of $350,000 from a group of Investors like Phanindra Sharma ( founder of Redbus ) and Anand Chandrasekaran ( CPO, Snapdeal).

Gamezop was amongst top 3 startups representing Asia at TiE International StartUp Competition at TiEcon 2016 in San Francisco.They were selected in forbes Asia’s 30 under 30 list.

They are currently in the process of expanding their app to other operating systems like iOs and windows.


Swagene is the knowledge laboratory that helps you discover the uniqueness of one's DNA or genes and use it for a healthier life.

It won the best innovative product award in Empresario 2015-2016. After their win, they were able to expand their startup by associating with hospitals all over India.

They won the annual gold medal of Innovation from the Government of India. They also won the CII Startup of the year award.

They are currently heavily bootstrapped but have started talks with VC firms in order to get funding and expand their startup.


Team Saans ( Now Coeo Labs ) is a health technology startup which creates new technology to reduce ventilator based pneumonia. It participated in Empresario 2014-15 and became the winner in Social Category. Empresario also gave them the opportunity to represent India in the International Business Model Competition held at Harvard university and they secured 6th overall in the world. It is incubated in InnAccel Strtup Incubator and currently aims to reduce the cost of the technology invented.

They were the winners of Tata Social Enterprise Challenge 2015 , FICCI Terumo Healtcare Excellence Award 2015 and first runner up at TIE International Business Plan Competition- Asia Rice Track.


Retention.ai (Formerly BetaGlide) is the world's 1st uninstall intelligence platform for mobile apps. Our platform allows app developers and marketers to track uninstalled users and understand their behavior.

They won Empresario 2013-14 and were accelerated in Tlabs. They won $1 million prize at the Rice University Business Plan Competition.

They were able to raise a funding of Rs. 3.2 crores from American based Mercury Funds, Flipkart’s CPO Punit Soni and a few other angel Investors.

Recently,retention.ai was acquired by Inshorts and with this acquisition Inshorts has raised $20 millions in series B funding.


Roder (formerly InstaCab) aspires to change the scenario of intercity travel throughout India and aims to provide cabs at the cheapest rates, anywhere and anytime. Through their technological expertise, we have made one-way rates a possibility.

It was the winner of Empresario 2014-15 in Products and Services track.

It recently raised a funding of INR 1.6 crore from United India Ventures. They plan to use it for geographical expansion and customer acquisition.

They are currently planning to raise the next round of funding to lower the prices and further increase their customer acquisition.


Social cops is a data analytics startup. It uses their network of mobile-enabled human sensors track the most important parameters in the world - access to healthcare, income & savings, adherence to drugs & quality of infrastructure - from the remotest parts of the world. Their data stacks changes the way organizations consume, retreive or make data.

They were one of the winners in Empresario 2012-2013.

After Empresario, it was able to get partnership contracts from Unilever, UNICEF, Oxfam, Sir Ratan Tata Trust, Swades Foundation, Goonj and iHat.

They also made in the 2015 Forbes's 30 under 30 and the Fortune 40 under 40 lists.

It also raised series funding of $320,000 from 500 Startups and various other investors combined.


Intugine has created a mobile device called Nimble which help users to control computers at their fingertrips with comfort and accuracy. The product is currently available on Pre-Order now.

They were among the winners of empresario 2013-2014 and got the right platform to grow.

They were able to raise a funding of $100,000 to buy and research technology to make their product accessible to all the masses.

They currently have priced the nimble at rs. 5499 but are trying to lower the costs. They also are currently looking for partnership with gaming consoles to create a market for themselves.