MITSOT’s World Telecom Day 2016 & Startup Awards Programme

We are pleased to inform you that the World Telecom 2016 & Presentation of MITSOT Startup Awards Programme was successfully held yesterday on Friday, 22nd July at Swami Vivekanand Hall. We had participation from over 500 students from  MIT Group of Institutions (MITSOT, MITCOE, MACS, MAE Alandi, MIT) as well as from other leading institutes from around Pune (Sinhagad College of Engineering, Pune Institute of Computer Technology (PICT) & Kesari College). We also had the benefit of participants from the startup community & industry.

There were 9 recipients of the Awards in fields of Innovation in IT & Training, Telecom Technology & IOT, Financial Technology in Education, Health Tech, Agri-Tech etc. In fact, we are pleased to inform you that couple of these award winning startups have been initiated by alumni of MIT Group of Institutions (one from MITCOE & one from MITSOT).

The objective of this initiative this year was to bring together different stakeholders in the startup ecosystem as well as concerned Industry members on a common platform and also stimulate dialogue for the benefit of the management students from MIT Group of Institutions & other engineering as well as management colleges from in & around Pune.

The Chief Guest of the programme was Mr. A. G. Rao, Group Managing Director, Manpower Group (an MNC with 3,100 offices in 80 countries; 3.4 million individuals placed into jobs annually & 600,000 associates on assignment each day and 400,000 clients worldwide). The Guest of Honor was Dr. Girish Chowdhary, (Ph.D from IIT Madras) Director and Professor, School of Computational Science, SRTM University, Nanded. Amongst the notable Special Invitees present was Prof. Dr. Arun Jamkar, Former Vice Chancellor, Maharashtra University of Health Sciences

​A Panel discussion focusing on Indian Startup – Challenges & Opportunities was one of the highlights of the event. The panel discussion had the benefit of eminent experts like :

Panel DiscussionPanel Discussion​​ on “Indian Startups – Challenges & Opportunities”​

  • Mr. Vikrant Bhujbalrao, Head, 111 Startups
  • Mr. Altaf Rehmani, Founder, Pune Angels Network
  • Ms. Pradnya Godbole, CEO, deAsra Foundation (an initiative of Dr. Anand Deshpande, MD & CEO, Persistent Systems)
  • Mr. Pritam Parvatkar, Sr. Vice President and Global Head – Alliances & Partnerships, Tech Mahindra
  • Prof. Manish Patil, Director, MIT-TBI and
  • Mr. Rishi Kapal, Chief Executive, EduGild (Panel Moderator)


Presentation of Startup Award to Mr. Francesco Stasi of CodersTrust

amol“Developing life skills and cognitive aptitude in school children using gamification”
Mr. Amol Patkar, Founder & Director, Fundamentor

chaitanya“India's fastest growing marketplace for creative learning experiences”
Mr. Chaitanya Salgarkar, CEO & Ms. Renu Salgarkar, COO,

Makarand“Real Time Location Services” Mr. Makarand Hardas, Director of Technology, BlueRadianz

Mandar“Creating a common digital platform to connect Farmers, Customers, Wholesalers & Retailers to buy / sell vegetables, fruits, cereals, pulses,spices, flowers etc.” Mr. Mandar Joglekar, Founder & CEO, Farmers Org

Pavneet“A Global Platform for Virtual & Remote Labs” Mr. Pavneet Singh, Co-Founder, VRLAB Technologies Pvt Ltd

Prakash“Use of technology to create an Innovative “eHealth Card”, a unique personalized Health Data Management Tool” Mr. Prakash Loharkar, Managing Director, NCORD Healthcare LLC

swpnil“Transforming Real World into Digital World consisting of Online Shopping, Mobile application and software solutions” Mr. Swapnil Joshi, Founder, Nysa Infotech

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