Nexus, an innovation hub and a business incubator, started its journey in May, 2017. During the short span of seven months Nexus has grown immensely, has graduated two cohorts with a total of 20 startups, organized 7 Road to GES programs and 20+ events for the entrepreneurial community, reached out to more than 1200 entrepreneurs, brought different ecosystem players on a common platform to discuss challenges faced by startups, worked with 40+ organizations, and initiated its reach in South Asian countries. Nexus startups have raised more than $ 285,000.
With all this and more Nexus is getting ready to welcome its third cohort of innovators on 26th January, 2018.
Nexus-mentored startups created news all across India by raising numerous grants and funds, adding high impact customers to their client lists, winning Indian and international competitions and partnering with domestic and international companies.
Here are some glimpses of achievements and milestones attained by Nexus startups:
Docturnal wins the UberEXCHANGE program
Nexus-supported startup Docturnal was among the top ten awardees of the UberEXCHANGE program. As a part of this program, Uber will take Docturnal to San Francisco in an all-expense-paid trip to visit Uber’s headquarters, meet the leadership team and present to potential American investors. This is a great opportunity for Doctural to explore the American entrepreneurial ecosystem. Docturnal is a healthcare startup which provides non-invasive screening and diagnostics tools for various ailments and offers real time results leveraging AI/ML.
Read more at yourstory.com
99Acres enters into an alliance with Escrowffer
Nexus-supported startup Escrowffer entered into a business alliance with 99Acres.com, one of the largest online real estate platforms in India. Escrowffer, powered by ICICI Bank, offers a neutral escrow bank account that secures buyers and sellers in a resale property transaction. 99Acres.com is an Indian real estate database website highly used by interested people for real estate information. This alliance will help Escrowffer to substantially increase the reach and visibility of their product.
S4S Technologies wins the Star Award for packaging 2017
Nexus-powered startup S4S Technologies won the SIES SOP Star Award 2017, which recognizes excellence in packaging innovation and development. This award was in recognition of their innovative packaging design and content used for their “desiVdesi” brand of food products.
S4S Technologies is a food preservation technology company. S4S is present at multiple points in the food value chain, right from developing the food processing technology, manufacturing food processing machines and sale of processed food. Solar Conduction Dryer (SCD) is S4S’s flagship product, which is so far being used by 1200+ farmers in eight countries.
Woman Entrepreneur of the Year Award goes to Sonal
Nexus supported startup founder Sonal won the Woman Entrepreneur of the Year award during TiEcon 2017. The award was given as part of the Spirit of Manufacturing Awards organized by Power2SME and TiE Delhi-NCR. The award is a first-of-its kind initiative aimed at applauding innovation and entrepreneurship in the manufacturing domain.
Sonal is the founder of Compassionate Choices, which operate under the brand name of WhiteCub. WhiteCub is India’s first healthy dairy-free food brand. WhiteCub specializes in producing and selling dairy alternatives to ice creams, yogurts and milks, with the focus being on ice creams for now. More than 30% of the Nexus-supported startups are led by women entrepreneurs like Sonal.
Read more at Economic Times
Clensta wins the National Bio Entrepreneurship Award 2017
Nexus startup Clensta was among the four startups selected for the National Bio Entrepreneurship Award 2017. Clensta was felicitated for the National Bio Entrepreneurship award by a jury that included Kiran Muzumdar Shaw, Chairperson of Biocon, and Dr. Vijay Chandru, co-founder and Chairman of Strand Life Sciences.
The National Bio Entrepreneurship Competition is a nationwide competition of path breaking, revolutionary and scalable business ideas in the Life Sciences. The competition is organized by BREC, a joint entrepreneurship development center of BIRAC (Biotechnology Industry Research Assistance Council) and C-CAMP (Centre for Cellular and Molecular Platforms).
Top Ten Innovations of IIT Delhi
Clensta was also awarded the Top Ten Innovators Awards of the Indian Institute of Technology, Delhi on 17th December, celebrated as Alumni Day. The award was presented by Honorable Minister of State for Civil Aviation P. Ashok Gajapathi Raju at IIT Delhi.
Nexus supports entrepreneurs through its flagship pre-incubation program, an intensive 10 week business mentoring program to help startups to successfully enter the market and scale up their businesses. Nexus is accepting applications for its 3rd cohort. The deadline to apply is January 14th. Apply now at: www.startupnexus.net/incubator