Testimonials

What our beneficiaries/clients are saying about us:

"I had two mentoring sessions with the Venture Center at the eleventh hour for submission of my BIG proposal. I received valuable suggestions for improvement of my project. Both the sessions fueled my thought process for bringing up the best. Thanks to Mugdha for making me revive my idea, special thanks to Manisha for understanding the whole story clearly and guiding me in no time!! I am happy to be associated with the best-in-class professional team."

-Dr. Hemlata Kotkar, Assistant Professor , Savitribai Phule Pune University

20-Aug-2016
-Benefitted from: Advisory & mentoring support, Url

"Venture Centre helped me: Ø Crystallizing my thoughts and idea. Ø To get the project on paper as it should be: detailed, clear and self explanatory. Ø To do the necessary research needed to back up the project. Ø Proper costing structure under different heads. Most Important point is the prompt reply to my queries and post mentoring email with important points discussed or advised during the session."

-Dr. Lavkesh Bansal, Director, Dzeal Pvt. Ltd

20-Aug-2016
-Benefitted from: Advisory & mentoring support, Url

"Venture Center has been of immense help to me in filling out BIRAC BIG application. I found out about the scheme only a week before its deadline and I still received Venture Center's utmost attention. Despite me contacting them on the last working day before the deadline, Ms. Armutha from the Venture Center helped put together a mentoring session to tweak our application. She has gone out of her way multiple times to help us, by critically evaluating our documents. Dr.Premnath was one of the mentors on the panel who showed an interest in our venture and objectively took-apart our application to make it better. I'm indebted to them for their effort in helping me come out with a better application. I would definitely recommend the Venture Center folks to anyone who needs help with their startup company. They are hard-working, kind-hearted people(especially Dr. Shalini Singh who has an extremely positive outlook to life and is very encouraging with ideas) and will definitely give you their best."

-Mayur Shetty, Founder, BlackFrog Technologies

18-Aug-2016
-Benefitted from: Advisory & mentoring support, Url

"I am pleased to share my recent experience in the Venture Center library. It is an amazingly hand-picked collection of some very relevant books on science and technology based businesses, and I really felt that answers to many of my long-standing queries in such areas would easily be hunted for in one of these books. I am sure that most of us would benefit immensely in one way or the other with this great resource available for us. Thanks to the Venture Center team, and especially Saroj Madam. "

-Nishant Kumar, Founding Director, Embryyo Technologies Private Limited

26-May-2016
-Benefitted from: Resident incubation support, Url

"The first session of P2P mentoring program was very fruitful. It was relevant, informative and interactive. It will be great if you can share the CSR Sponsors' contact data bank. Thanks,"

-Swati Ranade, Project Manager, VIVIRA Process Technologies Pvt Ltd

23-May-2016
-Benefitted from: Funding related support, Url

"We would like to thank venture center for helping us during the application process of BIRAC's BIG grant. Our idea was very coarse before we started our sessions with Mr. Piyush Joshi. With every session he helped us sharpen our idea and get laser sharp focus. During this process he spent enough time with us and ensured that our sessions were impactful. There wasnt a single session where we felt inadaquate. My team learnt something new and got a different perspective on our idea in each session. It helped us cover a lot of ground in a short time span and under a lot of constraints. Dr. Premnath's composure and finishing touches accompanied with Mr. Joshi's mentorship helped my team resolve quite a few formal roadblocks. We thank them for this learning experience. There is one thing which my team would like to recommend. It would be nice to have a checklist of definitive tasks and documents that are required for the submission. For example the checklist may have the following things: 1) Create login on BIRAC website 2) Obtain NOC/LOI from parent institutes etc."

-Vikram Shete, Asst. Professor, St. Francis Inst. of Tech

23-Feb-2016
-Benefitted from: Advisory & mentoring support, Url

"Mentoring support received from Venture Center : 1. Quality of mentoring support was excellent. 2. Amount of time spend on guiding through projects was sufficient. 3. Help received in sharpening the value preposition of the project was sufficient. 4. My mentor was always supportive. He has given constant encouragement to stream line the ideas. The whole process was a good experience."

-Kulkarni Sangeeta Atul, Consultant, Jnana Prabodhini

22-Feb-2016
-Benefitted from: Advisory & mentoring support, Url

"I am very thanks to you for your co-operation."

-Ravindra Vasantrao Pardeshi, Partner, B-Smith Engineering

20-Oct-2015
-Benefitted from: Resident incubation support, Url

"Greetings: A fruitful visit to Venture Center. We need more Dr Prem N and committed people such as Uma, Pradnya and wonderful team VC, for a greater problem solving, by the way of Entrepreneurship, Innovation, and for Mother Earth. kind regards"

-DR AJ SINGHAL, ENTREPRENEUR, BUSINESS DEVELOPMENT CONSULTANT, SELF

11-Oct-2015
-Benefitted from: Advisory & mentoring support, Url

"Venture Center has been an excellent partner in my effort to apply for BIG grant. They were not only systematic but also proactive at every step along the process. Having worked overseas for the larger part of my career, it was impressive and inspiring to see the top-class professionalism and competence of the Venture Center team. This played a major role in my proposal getting BIRAC support. My sincere thanks for your dedicated support and looking forward to continued association. Your team rocks!"

-Jayadeep Unni, Founder, Medical Device Startup

14-Jun-2015
-Benefitted from: Advisory & mentoring support, Url

"My interaction with Venture Center, Pune started about five months back in connection with application for BIG funding for a project of my own. I am extremely delighted that I made the right choice of taking assistance and guidance from Venture Center. Today my project stands among the list of successful submissions. I sincerely appreciate Venture Center's efforts, their eagerness and willingness to support such needs of individuals like me. I take this opportunity to convey my thanks to all at Venture Center as the mentoring support received from them really helped my project concept reach this stage. My special thanks goes to Dr. Premnath Sir, Dr. Manisha Premnath madam, Ms. Uma Patil madam and Ms. Pradnya Aradhye madam for their caring attitude, earnest motivation and constant guidance in the matter. "

-Dr Vanita Prasad, Scientist, Emerging Start-up

12-Jun-2015
-Benefitted from: Advisory & mentoring support, Url

"The team at Venture Center has been a tremendous support to us as we begin our journey of a startup venture. Their help, the mentoring they provide and the moral and technical support has been invaluable in securing our first government grant. Even being outside of Pune, they reached out and made it easy for us to avail of their services and mentor us through the grant application. A big thank you from the OmiX Team"

-Sudeshna Adak, CEO & Director, OmiX Research and Diagnostics Laboratories Pvt Ltd

12-Jun-2015
-Benefitted from: Advisory & mentoring support, Url

"Venture centre was helpful in meticulously reviewing our proposals while applying for various funding agencies (BIRAC/FICCI/MA). Constant professional advise from Dr. V. Premnath & team had helped us a lot in restructuring our product development. I really appreciate the entire BIG team for handholding and mentoring the start-ups in various stages of BIG implementation. VC had created a unique ecosystem for the startups in terms of providing incubation space, mentoring, finance and commercialization. "

-Dr Rajkumar Rajagopal, Founder, CELLZYME BIOTECH

26-Mar-2015
-Benefitted from: Advisory & mentoring support, Url

"Venture centre provided very important and detailed feedback regarding project proposal. This feedback helped to refine the project plan and execute it. Thanks venture centre."

-Karthik, Director, Mother Diagnostic Systems Pvt Ltd

25-Mar-2015
-Benefitted from: Advisory & mentoring support, Url

"I am very much thankful of VC for new website of Database of Pune resources, which is very much useful to me as a scientific consultant."

-HANMANT S. ITHAPE, Proprietor, HAK Enterprises

10-Mar-2015
-Benefitted from: Others, Url

"Helium Consulting has practically grown from scratch in the Venture centre from a 1-man show to a strong services company it is today. We owe a lot to the setup of Venture Centre, the eco system it offers and most importantly the constant guidance we get from Dr Premnath in strategic matters. He has been a Guide and Mentor for me. It has been a wonderful experience for me and my team here!"

-Indranath Majumdar, Director, Helium Consulting Pvt Ltd

10-Mar-2015
-Benefitted from: Resident incubation support, Url

"When I looked back it was five years ago in 2010 this time in February that I contacted VentureCenter-NCL Innovation Park (VC@NIP). We had a business idea in mind and wanted to get started. Since then until today I never regretted that we moved at VC@NIP. In early days our ‘Business-Plan’ was reviewed rigorously by VC@NIP and the result was a ‘Plan’ that had both ‘the science and the business components’ in ‘proper proportion’. Professionally managed lab-spaces, hot-labs and analytical-lab infrastructure services of VC@NIP allowed us to develop and refine our idea in timely manner and at affordable cost. At this crucial time IPFACE services of VC@NIP helped us in quickly establishing the patentability of our technology and Equity Investment from VC@NIP fuelled the development of technology prototype that can be presented to potential customers. Meet the Investors series of seminars and library resources of VC@NIP prepared us for presenting ourselves before private Venture Capital Firms. Professional atmosphere of VC@NIP and its other services, that appear small but play a big role, like renting meeting-room, board-room and cafeteria allowed us to interact with Private Venture Capital Firms and customers in hassle-free manner. Further, National Chemical Laboratory (NCL) being the parent organization of VC@NIP, we could establish active collaboration with NCL and its scientists to advance offerings of our start-up to customers. All through the course the branding and address services of VC@NIP helped us remain in good repute in the books of vendors, suppliers and potential new collaborators. In last five years VC@NIP has also gone through a lot of transformation and now even advanced instrumentation services like Mass-Spec, Confocal Microscopy and flow-cytometry etc and many more business services are available for entrepreneurs. We practically grew-up with VC@NIP and today it is an amazing place that provides nearly everything what a science-based start-up might need. In many aspects it goes beyond traditional business incubation facilities that I have seen in USA that provides entrepreneur just some space and may be little start-up money. VC@NIP through its profession team and various services a) allows start-ups to minimize their day-to-day operational-worries and b) enable start-ups to grow the science and the business - the very purpose that the start-up was conceptualized. "

-Chaitanya Saxena, Founder & CEO, Shantani Proteome Analytics Pvt. Ltd.

17-Feb-2015
-Benefitted from: Resident incubation support, Url

"I am grateful to Dr Premnath and Pradnya for mentoring me. They are very professional and yet warm. I am pleasantly surprised at their ability to think through the proposals and identify flaws and suggest the best action to be taken."

-Dr Srinivas H V , Consultant Ophthalmologist, Aditya Netralaya

16-Feb-2015
-Benefitted from: Advisory & mentoring support, Url

"I express my deepest gratitude to venture center team for the hand holding they have provided. The mentoring support that I received for my BIG application was incredible. They are diligent in reviewing the presentation and pointing out areas that needs improvisation. Their reviews helped me a lot. "

-Nakshi , Student Entrepreneur, BIG

16-Feb-2015
-Benefitted from: Advisory & mentoring support, Url

"Panel discussion at the UK-India Joint Workshop on Affordable medical diagnostics and devices event represented an inordinate learning considering the business side of the affordable innovations in diagnostics. The innovators at early stage tend to forget the importance of scientific and financial networks, and its long term implication for their startups. At large, the event interfaced this crucial learning. Sincere thanks to NCL Venture and the Team."

-jayant khandare, CSO, Actorius Innovations and Research

16-Feb-2015
-Benefitted from: Resident incubation support, Url

"I have been receiving continual support from Venture Center since 2010 over different activities. Not only they have provided support through their programmes , sometimes they have gone out of their way to help me/my organization. Venture Center is the living example of an Entrepreneur driven Incubator as they have taken proactive risks just as their fellow incubatees. I wish them all the best in the years to come and wish they increase their reach to all over India."

-Subhojit Basu, Electronics Design Engg., Proposed Non-Profit

16-Feb-2015
-Benefitted from: Funding related support, Url

"Venture Center is a comprehensive ecosystem for nurturing biotech startups run under visionary leadership and by dedicated staff. We are extremely lucky to be a resident incubatee at this center. "

-Vishwas Joshi, MD, Seagull BioSolutions Pvt. Ltd.

16-Feb-2015
-Benefitted from: Resident incubation support, Url

"Venture Center recently organized a pitch session with Dr. Shirshendu Mukherjee from Wellcome Trust. I would like to thank Dr. Premnath and Pradnya for accommodating our last minute request to be part of this pitch session. The session was very well organized and helped us validate our findings with the key stakeholders in the industry""

-Swapnil Gawade, Founder, Emerging Start-up

2-Dec-2014
-Benefitted from: Events, Url

"I wholeheartedly appreciate the small acts of generosity and the I must say, the collection of books is simply superb. I got a couple of books issued for my National level Competitive exam and am happy that the books turned to be so useful that I made it to the Merit List of top 15 %.. Kudos and Blessings to Saroj Madam.I look forward to using this Library and referring this to many others in days to come. "

-Kavita Baghel, Founder & Chairman, Fasttrack Hr Services

29-Nov-2014
-Benefitted from: Advisory & mentoring support, Url

"Venture Center recently organized a one-on-one session with the Wellcome Trust. Such an opportunity was possible because of the high density of healthcare startups in Venture Center. This interaction with Wellcome Trust was highly productive and we hope to leverage on that soon. "

-Tanuj Gigras, Director, Nayam Innovations Pvt. Ltd.

22-Nov-2014
-Benefitted from: Resident incubation support, Url

"Venture Center has been a great launching site for us. Venture Center's ready-to-move innovation center facilities and knowledgeable and supportive staff gave our software startup a blistering start -- we were able to move in and immediately focus our efforts on our mission rather than being bogged down with office setup issues. The ability to launch quickly enabled by Venture Center did wonders for our startup and in my view, is a priceless resource for Pune's startup community!"

-Bhaskar Rao, CEO, VANtage Systech

3-Sep-2014
-Benefitted from: Resident incubation support, Url

"The services and support provided by Venture Center (VC) is excellent. I deeply appreciate the prompt response of the team and their willingness to help us out in any situation. The entrepreneurship support at VC is intensive and critical for the growth of technology startups and VC is indeed leaving no stone un-turned."

-Ashish Bohora, Director, Barefeet Analytics Private Limited

24-Aug-2014
-Benefitted from: Resident incubation support, Url

"It was intellectually stimulating and extremely satisfying to work with Piyush Joshi and Dr. Premnath. I vouch for the capabilities and competencies that Venture Center continues to provide to entrepreneurs, both new and existing ones."

-Dr. Nihar Shah, Director, Silver Bright

23-Aug-2014
-Benefitted from: Advisory & mentoring support, Url

"Words will not be able to express my gratitude to VC for advice, mentoring and funding support. I have attended few of their seminars on funding, legal issues that start-up face etc and they have been very informative. More importantly, I am grateful to Ms. Pradnya Aradhye, who has been very patient and helpful in completion of BIG grant I have applied for. Thank you VC, and thank you Pradnya."

-Abhishek Cukkemane, Dr. (Research Scientist), independent

22-Aug-2014
-Benefitted from: Advisory & mentoring support, Url

"I was very delighted with the prompt and excellent help and advice given to me for the submission of BIG grant proposal. They made the entire preparation and submission process extremely easy for me."

-Pawan Samdani, Director, Eumentis Informatics Private Limited

20-Aug-2014
-Benefitted from: Advisory & mentoring support, Url

"Venture Center has been of immense support to me in my entrepreneurial journey. Right from the many lecture sessions that the team regularly organizes to meeting successful entrepreneurs to learn from them --- it has provided a lot of support over the past 2-3 years that I have been interacting with the team. Venture Center library also has been a very useful resource. It is organized and maintained by Ms. Saroj Krishnaswami whose prompt support and recommendation on books has been very helpful. I have benefited from Dr. V. Premnath's mentoring and encouragement, both from a scientific and business perspective. I am also very thankful to Piyush Joshi for his valuable inputs, especially for grant applications. As the resources of Venture Center grow, I am confident that it will be a pillar of support to the budding entrepreneurial community in the Pune region and beyond."

-Chinmay Deodhar, Director, Croleon Innovation Labs Pvt. Ltd.

19-Aug-2014
-Benefitted from: Advisory & mentoring support, Url

"I wish to thank the advisory and mentoring team of Venture Center who very competently assisted me in my BIG submission. I am very grateful to Dr. Premnath and Mr. Piyush Joshi in particular for the valuable advice given by them while formulating my proposal"

-Dr. Sanjay Nene, Chief Scientist (Retired), NCL

19-Aug-2014
-Benefitted from: Advisory & mentoring support, Url

"Venture Center is a unique center to nurture entrepreneurs and scientific start-ups. The dynamic environment at Venture Center provides motivating workplace for incubatee. I will take this opportunity to thank Dr. Premnath, Piyush Joshi, and all team members of Venture Center for their kind support in BIG grant application. "

-Dr. Gahininath Bharate, Principal Scientist, Intreden Research and Innovations

19-Aug-2014
-Benefitted from: Advisory & mentoring support, Url

"Venture Center is a very unique organization with the perfect blend that inspire, support and guide innovators to take their ideas and technology to the market efficiently. Venture Center and their professional team of experts supported through the grant application process. I am indeed surprised by their personalized care that can help bring life to small ideas and nurture it to grow into an entrepreneurial venture. This vital combination is making them the best center for budding entrepreneurs in making their dreams come true. I am extremely happy to be associated with this great organization and I thank them all for the support. I am confident that Venture Center is an organization of national importance and wish them a great success. "

-Dr Ramesh S Ve, Associate Professor, School of Allied Health Sciences, Manipal University

18-Aug-2014
-Benefitted from: Funding related support, Url

"Venture Center is a wonderful resource and support system for multiple issues faced by SMEs and start-ups. Key benefits received were with regards to funding options, information on IPR, and FTO."

-Abhay Shendye, Director & CEO, Swasti Agro & Bioproducts Pvt Ltd

18-Aug-2014
-Benefitted from: Funding related support, Url

"The support and guidance that I got is insurmountable. I am very thankful for the help and motivation you provided throughout!!"

-Mihir Mehta, PA, NCL

18-Aug-2014
-Benefitted from: Advisory & mentoring support, Url

"Venture Center is one of the best opportunity creator for young startups specially for technology based startup. They helped us in Biotechnology Ignition Grant. If you have a dream you should contact Venture Center. Dr. Premnath is a great mentor and his team specially (Piyush Joshi and Pradnya Aradhye) were always available for our help. Facilities like Laboratory infrastructure, IP and Legal advisory are the best. I would like to express my sincere thanks to Dr. Premnath, Piyush Joshi, Pradnya Aradhye, Madhu Krishnan and the whole team of Venture Center for their mentoring and support."

-Usman Khan, Co-founder & COO, Module Innovations

18-Aug-2014
-Benefitted from: Advisory & mentoring support, Url

"Venture Centre has been extremely instrumental in the success of Module so far. The advice and apt guidance of Dr.Premnath coupled with Business Plan structuring by Mr. Piyush Joshi aided a lot, in securing the Biotechnology Ignition Grant. The team at VC has been prompt and extremely helpful in matters relating to the company and securing grants and other aids. The events that are organised here are wisely planned to arm young entrepreneurs like us, for various nuances of business. We find ourselves fortunate enough to be associated with VC and hope for a long term relationship."

-Sachin Dubey, CEO & Cofounder , Module Innovations pvt ltd

18-Aug-2014
-Benefitted from: Advisory & mentoring support, Url

"Venture Center provides a unique entrepreneurial environment with a blend of seasoned professionals, scientists and academicians and young entrepreneurs. The entire team of Venture Center is extremely supportive and provides the necessary hand-holding during the very initial and crucial stages of an enterprise. The services at Venture Center as a Science and Technology Innovation Park is very well thought of and conducive for young enterprises. The innovation park is well connected with several organizations across the world. I wish I had come to know about Venture Center much earlier to kick start my entrepreneurial journey. I wish them all the best and hope that in the very near future it emerges as a cluster of great science and technology companies of the world."

-Nishant Kumar, Founding Director, Embryyo Technologies

18-Aug-2014
-Benefitted from: Resident incubation support, Url

"A startup needs the kind of nurturing that a sapling requires to grow into a big tree. Venture Center team aptly led by Dr. Premnath provides all that to a technology startup. We have been getting wonderful support, guidance, and contacts from this ecosystem. "

-Koustubh Naik, Director, Periwinkle Technologies Pvt Ltd.

16-Aug-2014
-Benefitted from: Resident incubation support, Url

"I was pleasantly surprised to receive such warm support and great counsel from Dr. Premnath and team at Venture Center,when I was struggling to start a Medtech company. It helped reinforce confidence in my ideas and project. I received great feedback and insight from the team along with mentoring from Dr. Lagu too. I believe Venture Center is creating the right ecosystem for budding entrepreneurs. For someone interested in Biotech/Medtech this is a really good place to be incubated in. I wish them great success in their partnership with BIRAC for BIG and ability to support new Biotech companies off the ground. Looking forward to developing stronger ties once I don my entrepreneur hat again!!"

-Dr.Rutwik Shah, Grad Student, Translational Medicine, UC Berkeley/UCSF

15-Aug-2014
-Benefitted from: Advisory & mentoring support, Url

"Our stay at Venture Center has been good for us. The atmosphere is friendly and there is good support. We also got help and ideas for one of our associate companies."

-Anshuman, Director, Gram Oorja Solutions Private Limited

12-Aug-2014
-Benefitted from: Resident incubation support, Url

"Being associated with Venture Center I realized how a small idea when nurtured with intellectual support can turn into a big venture. The whole team of Venture Center is doing wonderful mentoring by which they will definitely sculptor the future of science with their motivation and cooperation. I thank and wish them good luck for their future endeavour. "

-Tania Paul, Research Associate, APT Research Foundation, Pune

12-Aug-2014
-Benefitted from: Funding related support, Url

"It is a great privilege to be associated with Venture Center. I highly encourage their specificity and timely inputs that they impart on various projects. Their keenness towards biological research will surely help to nourish upcoming urge for knowledge. Their openness towards establishing satellite labs is worth appreciation."

-Dr. Kishori G. Apte, Director, National Toxicology Centre

11-Aug-2014
-Benefitted from: Advisory & mentoring support, Url

"It was a great experience to organize a workshop at Venture Center, NCL Innovation Park, Pune. The event would not be successful without help, support and excellent facilities provided by Venture center. It was very positive experience for us. The guidance and support provided by Lipika Biswas, Executive Events and Marketing at Venture Center, was very helpful. We would like to express our gratitude and sincere thanks to Venture Center for all the support!"

-Pandurang Kolekar, Co-Founder, BioSakshat

11-Aug-2014
-Benefitted from: Events, Url

"Venture Center and especially help from Dr. Premnath was very useful for business plan development. Venture Center also helped me articulate BIG application. It also identified gaps in BIG application and helped to fill the gaps. Thanks Venture Center!"

-Karthik Somasundaram, Director , Mother Diagnostic Systems Pvt Ltd

10-Aug-2014
-Benefitted from: Advisory & mentoring support, Url

"I had an opportunity to visit Venture Center in connection with my lecture in a workshop. I was extremely pleased to see the infrastructure and other amenities available for researchers and students. This was necessary in this part of our country which will benefit a large fraternity of scientists. Additionally, this center will facilitate transfer of technologies from concepts to practical realities. I express my best wishes for this wonderful center."

-VISHWAS ANANT BAPAT, INSA, SENIOR SCIENTIST, DEPARTMENT OF BIOTECHNOLOGY, SHIVAJI UNIVERSITY, KOLHAPUR 416 004

10-Aug-2014
-Benefitted from: Others, Url

"Venture center has developed wonderful eco-system of laboratory infrastructure, legal and intellectual property guidance. But more important is the mentoring provided by Dr Premnath, Ms. Pradnya Aradhye and team at Venture Center. They helped us right from understanding the process of Biotechnology Ignition Grants, to preparation of proposal, to submission and finally presentation to BIRAC expert committee. They helped us to improve our proposal while passing through various stages. In addition, they went out of the way in negotiating with collaborators to reach understanding as required by BIRAC. Venture Center arranged meetings for applicants in which past winners gave important tips. I am sure such wonderful eco-system will help many entrepreneurs to realize their dreams. Venture Center should also try and forge multi-disciplinary teams as most problems can be solved by multi-disciplinary approach."

-DR RAJEEV JOSHI, Medical Professional and Health Informatician, HITECH Arogyamitra

10-Aug-2014
-Benefitted from: Advisory & mentoring support, Url

"I would like to express my sincere gratitude towards Dr Premnath and his team at the VC NCL. They mentored us through the Biotechnology Ignition process and helped us win the grant from BIRAC. This helped us jump start our venture Jeevtronics quickly. They helped us with the business plan by providing important insights, helped us garnish our pitch and even maintained the rapport with the funding agencies. They manage to attract best of the minds in the technology entrepreneurial environment-investors, legal advisers, entrepreneurs, scientists, etc- to come and speak at the VC. This eco-system is probably unmatched in the country. Given the wonderful eco-system they have created, the Venture Center at NCL will significantly change the tech start-up scenario in and around Pune/ western India. Many more inventors/ innovators now have the necessary incubation support needed in the early stage. I foresee lot of exciting and successful start-ups emerging out of the Venture Center in near future."

-Ashish Gawade, Director, Jeevtronics

8-Aug-2014
-Benefitted from: Funding related support, Url

"Dr. Premnath is a great mentor. He translates business into scientists language and let them transform into techno-preneurs."

-Susmita Ghosh, Director, G M Biotech

8-Aug-2014
-Benefitted from: Advisory & mentoring support, Url

"Venture Center helped us in formulating, streamlining and refining our proposal submission for BIG grant of BIRAC.We did not get the grant but they were extremely professional, proactive and helpful as facilitators, mentors, trouble shooters in submitting vetting and final presentation of our proposal.It was a very positive experience for us."

-Dr Arvind Bhome, Prof., System for Urban Health Analytics and Alerts

8-Aug-2014
-Benefitted from: Advisory & mentoring support, Url

"Science based startups like us require an ecosystem of scientists,technologists, business people, IP analytics,legal advisory, laboratory infrastructure and network with good employees and prospective customers to create value and succeed. Venture Center is a unique place in India and amongst the few in the World which provides and also help leverage the this ecosystem. Its a unique model which needs to be replicated throughout the country."

-Tanuj Gigras, Founder Director, Nayam Innovations Pvt. Ltd.

8-Aug-2014
-Benefitted from: Resident incubation support, Url

"NCL venture centre gave the proper directions and tips to how to apply for the BIG. This included guidance in filing application form, lectures, meeting with with ex awardees. They were highly helpful in clarifying things to us. They even agreed to provide mentoring support even if we are not incubated in Pune venture centre. we are happy with their support."

-A.Rosalind Marita, Asst. Director, Haffkine Institute

8-Aug-2014
-Benefitted from: Advisory & mentoring support, Url