Here is a look at the founders from India – and their amazing startups – that participated in the virtual delegation trip to Berlin on September 2020 . This delegation is part of the Female Entrepreneurship in Berlin and India project for women founders that has been established in 2018 by the Berlin Senate Department for Economics, Energy and Public Enterprises in cooperation with the Deutsche Gesellschaft für Internationale Zusammenarbeit (GIZ) GmbH, supported by the Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development (BMZ) through the Bund-Länder-Programm and is implemented by enpact e.V. as an integral part of the AsiaBerlin activities.
It is cooperating in India with the bilateral programme „Economic Empowerment of Women Entrepreneurs and Start-ups by Women”, commissioned by BMZ and implemented by GIZ, which aims to improve the conditions for women-owned companies in India
SensorVision.io is the IoT platform from WeMakeIoT; an IoT solutions development unit set up in 2014 to cater to the automation needs of innovators. When the requirement for an easy to use IoT platform became the norm, the team at WeMakeIoT converted their experience and knowhow into the product SensorVision; with the flexibility of a SaaS for piloting, and a white-labeled platform for clients who wanted to manage it on their private cloud hosting. With the majority of clients being product companies in Europe, US and Canada, SensorVision focuses on the SME electronics product manufacturers, helping them bring IoT into their products. The USP of SensorVision is that it is not just a platform; there is a team who translates the innovators’ dream into reality with data acquisition and firmware development support, thereby ensuring a successful digital transformation.
Sheeba Duleep has been in the IT area since 1991, when she co-founded Software Associates, and has been in the fore-front of technological evolution since then. Software Associates later became hospitalinformationsystem.com; the healthcare management product. Sheeba moved on to web applications development in 2000, partnering with companies across the globe, developing solutions for some of the Fortune 500 companies. By the end of 2013, the idea for IoT solutions/product development had taken shape; WeMakeIoT was formed in May 2014 and SensorVison, the product, in 2020.
She is a graduate in Science from the University of Calicut, with a PGCCA from Aptech Chennai, and an alumnus of IIMK, from where she did her Executive MBA.
Regere’s Digital Platform, a human-centric, AI-driven, IoT platform, threads products and processes for discrete industrial operations. It helps manufacturers enhance their operational dexterity by creating contextual awareness and delivering decision support system with insights.
It provides 360-degree visibility with multiple lenses to drive insights for various stakeholders in the manufacturing enterprise. The platform is engineered to hyper personalize and hyper localize for 4 M – Man, Machine, Material, and Method that is unique to each manufacturing unit. The modules of the platform have been successfully deployed for manufacturers in the Asian market including India & Malaysia.
Uma Balakrishnan is an experienced industry professional, with 30+ years of experience in serving manufacturing industries in various facets from plant automation through operational excellence to industry4.0 industrial transformation. An Engineering Graduate & MBA, Uma is a high energy, fiscally conscious and goal driven technology executive with flair for innovation and creative problem solving. An influential leader, who creates immediate impact, produces results & builds sustained growth businesses as an entrepreneur, she has built value based businesses with character & integrity.
EmbedSense (ESS) is an Industrial IOT product company that manufactures innovative industrial grade retrofittable wireless sensors that gather mechanical, electrical and productivity signatures from machines & offers value-added software solutions. The solutions generate part quality & health metrics, provide productivity insights and more! ESS helps industries improve their bottom line by reducing downtime, lowering maintenance costs and keeping production lines running. ESS offerings help manufacturing plants transform themselves into smart factories of the future.
Shubha Prasanna is the co-founder & COO of Embedsense. She is a result-oriented leader holding a track record of driving execution & leading teams towards achieving business goals across multiple domains. Shubha is a strong influencer of the product/application roadmap, is passionate about business processes optimisation & handles the company’s operations & finance needs. She builds & nurtures talent and mould individuals into high performers in a team. She has software experience of two decades. Currently working on bringing amazing Hardware Products & Software Solutions in IIOT sector.
Coulomb.ai is a battery intelligence platform for electric vehicles and energy storage systems. Our AI based battery diagnostics and prognostics is tackling some of the biggest challenges encountered along the lifecycle of lithium-ion batteries. Leveraging the digital twin technology and data-driven battery models, we can accurately determine the real-time batteries performance and predict their lifetime. Globally, it results in faster EV adoption and emission reductions. Hence, we are excited and committed to contribute towards a sustainable electrification and clean energy future.
Khushboo Shrivastava is an IIT Bombay alumni and an innovator. She has worked with General Motors in electric vehicle development and autonomous driving domain, in India, US and Europe. She has been invited as a speaker in Society of Women Engineers (SWE) in Prague for a lightening talk on “Automated Driving and ADAS System” and was a Vice Entrepreneur Chair for SWE’s Bangalore Chapter. Currently, she is laser focussed on building Coulomb.ai to accelerate EV adoption globally.
Magnatech was founded in Bangalore, India in 2006, an AS 9100-D and an ISO 9001:2015 certified by TUV-SUD. Magnatech has been focusing on Design and Manufacturing of high quality Transformers, Chokes Line Reactors, Inductors, Cable Assemblies for Aerospace, Defense, Medical and Industrial applications and successfully implemented lean manufacturing tools & techniques to enhance the quality, productivity & competitiveness. We are successfully exporting our products to EU countries, USA, UK and Middle East since 14 years. Our Major customer base is in Germany and the USA. The Company was appreciated by PSU for Indigenizing of Special Transformers for Defence sector for providing complete solutions for the import substitutes. Magnatech is widely recognized by receiving many awards as a“ Model Unit” MSME, “Manufacturing excellence” , “ Leader of Tomorrow”, “ Excellence in Indigenization” from State Government of Karnataka, National award by Elcina defense Innovation in 2018 from.
Lakshmi Shastry is an Electronics & Communication Graduate, started her career as a Trainee Engineer. She worked for an MNC for 8 years and acquired good knowledge of mass production, Lean manufacturing Techniques, 5S, FMEA, APQP, PPAP and SPC. Married to a Technocrat, with complementing skills, Lakshmi and her husband decided to start a company to establish Quality and build a skilled production team. She is instrumental in getting an AS /ISO certification for the Company and establishing LEAN Production Unit. She is recognized for her outstanding performance and received multiple awards, namely “Outstanding performance in “Innovation & Creativity” from KASSIA, “Ujwala Udyami Award from Suvarna News/ Prajavani and “Best Women Entrepreneur-Manufacturing” WeLeed.
Started in 2013, LinkEZ Technologies, with intense study & research with more than 20 industries, the focus has been to significantly improve manufacturing efficiency and effectiveness through interconnected devices and interconnected part manufacturing. With proven hardware and software products and in-house development capability combined with vast experience of services to enterprise customers, LinkEZ provides end-to-end solution to its customers in their manufacturing or logistics business.
The wide range of solutions address Digital Warehousing, Process automation and Quality Management systems, covering right from the raw material stage to the finished product, at every stage of warehousing, material management, production and quality. The comprehensive system of digital data capturing, handling and management enables a very seamless integration of the data in to a Business dashboard – be it your existing System or a new one custom created for you.
LinkEZ’s functional knowledge and industry linked Continuous Innovations combined with the partner ecosystem ensures its customers the highest degree of after sales support and a technology road map, in line with its customers’ business growth path.
Nitu Shah is a co-founder and director at LinkEZ Technologies. Having done Masters in Computer applications from University of Madras, and achieved gold medal in GNIIT program, she has predominantly worked in start up environment. Her passion lies in the data structuring and web technologies. Nitu is Leading Server side of activities including DBMS, Interfaces and APIs at the Framework level. She is striving to take India’s tier II city to a global level through the products and expertise of LinkEZ. Proud of a 25 team headed by CEO having Masters from IIT Kanpur, and 20 +years of industry experience, and CSO having 20 years of experience in software industry. Guiding the most passionate team, that helps link technology with people, Nitu is also instrumental in keeping abreast with technology.
Sapien is India’s largest commercial biobank covering all diseases across India with access to 70+ hospitals. It provides R&D services and products to pharma, biotech, diagnostic, equipment, reagents, AI, ML, data science companies. These include FFPE blocks with demographic and diagnostic data, fresh frozen tissues and blood derivatives, primary cells from diseased or healthy donors, real world evidence data, digitized pathology images and IHC assays, validation of clinical diagnostic. It also screens NCEs, NBEs, formulations, herbals, drug targets, biomarkers in patient samples.
Dr. Jugnu Jain is the co-founder and CEO of Sapien Biosciences. She is a cell and molecular biologist with 30 years experience in the life sciences and healthcare industry. She did her PhD from Cambridge University, UK and postdoc from Dana Farber Cancer Institute, Harvard Medical School, Boston. Dr. Jain has published many papers in renowned journals including Nature and Science. She has 14 years of drug discovery experience from Vertex Pharmaceuticals, Boston. In 2011, she returned to India to devote her experience and skills to launching Sapien. She is the winner of ‘Women Transforming India’ award.