November, 2016

Ashoka welcomes the second cohort of Entrepreneurs in Residence Programme

By Team Ashoka

The programme provides classroom sessions, mentorship, networking possibilities and expert opinions to the selected entrepreneurs.

This year, 11 Young India Fellows have come together to form the second batch of Entrepreneurs in Residence (EiR) for the Centre for Entrepreneurship housed at the Ashoka campus. The Entrepreneur in Residence (EiR) programme is a 5-month programme open to the Young India Fellowship alumni of Ashoka University. The underlying philosophy behind the programme is to offer avenues of growth to alumni intending to take their entrepreneurial ventures to the next level.

The EiR programme aims to provide a support platform for aspiring entrepreneurs at YIF; they get the opportunity to nurture their business ideas while being in a university environment.

“Entrepreneur in Residence programme (EiR) has a very dynamic cohort of startups this year. While we have interesting social ventures like Lets Endorse and Maadhyam, we also have ventures working in nextgen technologies like Crytocurrency and virtual reality. Total 11 EiRs are representing 9 startups, from across the various batches of Young India Fellowship.”, Priyank Narayan, Director, Centre for Entrepreneurship.

The programme provides classroom sessions, mentorship, networking possibilities and expert opinions to the selected entrepreneurs. The participants also receive a monthly stipend and optional accommodation on Ashoka University’s campus as a part of the programme. Here is a snapshot of the 9 startups a part of the program this year.

Pramod Emjay Co-founder, CryptoMe pramod eir

Portfolio Management for Cryptocurrency Investments

CryptoMe is developing an automated, machine-learning supported system for creating a risk-weighted portfolio of cryptocurrency-based investments. CryptoMe’s prior work in the Blockchain space has covered remittances and microtransactions, as well as a successful manual trading strategy that has produced notable month-on-month profits.

YIF Batch – 2012-13

Varun Kashyap Co-founder, Lets Endorse 

varun eirPartners in Sustainable Social Development

LetsEndorse is a multi-sided market-network bringing together the development ecosystem, to foster knowledge transfer about the most scalable innovative solutions across developmental issues, enable collaboration among stakeholders to co-create powerful projects and leverage community and network of do-gooders to mobilize funds, expertise and time for implementation and continuous assessment.

YIF Batch – 2011-12

Monika Shukla Co-founder, Lets Endorse 

monika eirPartners in Sustainable Social Development

LetsEndorse is a multi-sided market-network bringing together the development ecosystem, to foster knowledge transfer about the most scalable innovative solutions across developmental issues, enable collaboration among stakeholders to co-create powerful projects and leverage community and network of do-gooders to mobilize funds, expertise and time for implementation and continuous assessment.

YIF Batch – 2011-12

Maansi Verma Founder, Maadhyam 

maansi eirConnecting Policy Stakeholders Through Technology

Maadhyam is a digital platform which will capture inputs from various stakeholders and use them for policy making with the help of technology applying the design thinking principles of empathy and co-creation. The objective is to overcome time and space constraint, enable exchange of information and provide opportunities for meaningful collaboration so that policy making becomes more participatory.

YIF Batch – 2014-15

Mohit Gulati Co-founder, Kappde 

mohit eirTechno-Aaparel for Next Generation

Kappde is an apparel brand celebrating the confluence of technology (stimulus based dyes, Nanotechnology etc.), culture and fashion. Kappde intends to makes you feel confident and comfortable by providing high quality apparel reflecting your identity. We are committed to deliver the most fashionable and functional clothes that you would want to wear everywhere.

YIF Batch – 2015-16

Arpit Jain Co-founder, Kappde 

arpit eirTechno-Aaparel for Next Generation

Kappde is an apparel brand celebrating the confluence of technology (stimulus based dyes, Nanotechnology etc.), culture and fashion. Kappde intends to makes you feel confident and comfortable by providing high quality apparel reflecting your identity. We are committed to deliver the most fashionable and functional clothes that you would want to wear everywhere.

YIF Batch – 2015-16

Shahzaib Ahmed Founder, iViewd Technologies 

shahzaib eirLook around – Virtual Reality is here

iViewd aims to be a complete VR ecosystem which will cater to content creation, hardware innovation and offline VR experience setups. The idea is to allow the user a seamless VR experience and create an effective marketing channel for businesses through the medium of VR that offers an immersive and interactive user experience.

YIF Batch – 2013-14
Location – Gurgaon

Himanshu Ranjan Co-founder, Chalk N Dust 

himanshu eirIntegrating Pedagogy and Technology

A chain of model learning centers on a mission to provide quality, accessible and affordable education that is focused on performance by integrating pedagogy and technology.

YIF Batch – 2013-14

Soumit Saha Co-founder, The Hunger Cycle 

soumit eirThe Airbnb of Food from India

Project THC will unlock the authentic recipes from households across the world. Now everyone can cook and sell to everyone else. A host listing their meal will serve guests and they enjoy the authenticity of the host cooked meals. This will be the last move in the eating out paradigm.

YIF Batch – 2012-13

Nidhiya V Raj Co-founder, Nirbhaya 

Nidhiya eirTracking Device to Prevent Human Trafficking

Nirbhaya is a tracking device that assists the organizations and authorities in human trafficking rescue operations. The project will be piloted mostly in Ranchi and product will be made available as an independent wearable as well as an add-on to existing accessories to cater the needs of various customer segment.

YIF Batch – 2015-16

Sanjog Sahu Founder, Māti Farms 

Sanjay eirBuilding Soil, Building Democracy

Māti Farms is an initiative to redefine our relationship with food. We are biodiversity-friendly high-density farming from Eastern India. Combining proven traditional methods with contemporary principles of agroecology, we strive towards optimum production levels on limited acreage without externalizing the environmental costs of our operations.

YIF Batch – 2011-12

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