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Financial Express 
18 Dec 2017
Stellapps Technologies was adjudged at #2 in the coveted "Cloud Solutions" category of the Financial Express IT Awards that saw the likes of IBM, Infosys, TCS, L&T Infotech, Swiggy, Zoho, MakeMyTrip as winners in other categories > Incidentally, the #1 in the same category is an IITM DAA founded company - Zoho
The Hindu 
16 Dec 2017
Startup gets ‘Baahubali’ push > Baahubali movie Director S.S. Rajamouli & Producer Shobu Yarlagadda lead the Rs 2.8 crore investment round in IITMIC incubated startup Conzumex by Keiretsu Forum- Chennai Chapter (global angel network) & HNIs. Company is developing hybrid smartwatch
13 Dec 2017
Online doctor consultation platform DocsApp raises $7.2M funding from Bessemer Venture Partners and others > 
5 Dec 2017
Online system launched to verify credentials of lawyers > Docswallet launches Online system to verify credentials of Lawyers
1 Dec 2017
Muse: Smartwatch that needs no charging for year, aims to take on Fitbit, Apple > ConzumeX Industries featured
Live Mint 
30 Nov 2017

IITM (RTBI) incubated startup Uniphore Software System gets global status

John Chambers, executive chairman of Cisco & chairman of recently-formed US-India Strategic Partnership Forum, leads Uniphore's Series B round (picks up 10% stake in his personal capacity), his first investment in a startup outside of US >
Facebook post
Economic Times 
24 Nov 2017
Here's how IIT-Madras has become a haven for startups > This has been possible not due to any single spectacular effort but because of IIT-M doing several simple things right — creating a thriving alumni network, pushing a faculty-industry connect, providing the necessary infrastructure to let students and alumni experiment with ideas, and importantly, listening to feedback and learning on the move. Since 2006, 140 startups have been a part of the IITM Incubation Cell. Of these, 32 startups have raised a total $108 million from investors, with Ather pocketing a chunk of it. "Success breeds success," said Mehta. "When we started, a couple of our seniors had... (made) successful hardware attempts. The community builds up. They encourage each other."
The Hindu Business Line
4 Sept 2017 
An avid mountaineer wants to take wearables to new height > Sai Prashanth, founder CEO of ConzumeX Industries featured - coming up with a smart analog watch with a fitness tracker
Entrepreneur India 
Aug & Sept 2017

India's Top 25 Incubators featured in the Aug 2017 issue:
IITM Incubation Cell & ecosystem placed at #1 position
Article on 18Sept >
Facebook Post

Economic Times 
16 Aug 2017
Detect Technologies raises investment from Keiretsu Forum, Axilor Ventures and CIIE >
Economic Times Startup Awards

18 Aug 2017
Two IITMIC incubated startups won the Economic Times Awards 2017 #ETStartupAwards2017

1. Aibono won the 'Best Social Enterprise award' - read more - watch video (ET NOW)
2. Detect Technologies won under the 'Best on Campus' category - read more - watch video (ET NOW)


For Two consecutive years, 4 out of 5 finalists of the 'Best on campus' award category were IIT Madras incubated startups
2017 finalists: PlanysHyperVerge and MaximL Labs

2016 winner/finalists: Ather Energy (Winner), Hyperverge, Planys and Detect 

Watch the Award Ceremony: video

Outlook Business
4 Aug 2017

Grassroots Toil: 10 social entrepreneurs who are leveraging innovation & cutting-edge technology to make a difference

IITM (RTBI) incubated
 Cygni Energy featured and on cover page

21 July 2017 
Mr. Nandan Nilekani (cofounder, Infosys) visits IIT Madras entrepreneurial hub at IITM Research Park and interacts with IITM startups:
Planys, Detect, Swadha Energies, PiBeam Labs, Cygni Energy

Facebook Post

Express News Service
June 2017

(formerly Myeasydocs) upgrades to a Blockchain Digital Locker services platform

Digitally certified online wallet for documents
Facebook Post

10 June 2017 
IITMIC & RTBI incubated startups represented IITM's startup hub in the US (IIT Madras Foundation Series 
Photo: panel discussion at IIT Madras Foundation Series event at the Marriott, Santa Clara, on 10th June. Attended by founders of Planys Technologies, Swadha Energies, Detect Technologies, Skillveri & Hyperverge

Facebook Post

11 May 2017 
IITM Incubation Cell
 wins '
National Award for emerging Technology Business Incubator' for 2016 from Dept. of Science & Technology, GoI. Award was handed over to IITMIC CEO by Hon'ble President Shri Pranab Mukherjee on 19th National Technology Day in New Delhi, 11th May 2017.
This is dedicated to all IITM incubated startups, mentors, Institute/IITM Research Park and alumni/industry donors. Proud moment for all.

11 May 2017 
wins National Award from Technology Development Board (TDB), Govt. of India, under the category - 'promising new technology with potential for commercialization'. 
They win a prize money of Rs15 lac. 
Gowrishankar (CEO) received the award from Hon'ble President Shri Pranab Mukherjee on 19th National Technology Day in New Delhi, 11th May 2017.
The company is developing a mCAPD - wearable/mobile CAPD dialysis unit.

The Indian Express
5 May 2017  
Avaz: An app that gives voice to autistic children, but with scope for a breakthrough in language > IITM incubated startup Invention Lab is featured : While Avaz is the primary app for autistic children, priced at Rs 7,900 on the app store, the company has launched an add-on Rs 800 app called FreeSpeech
6 Mar 2017 
IITMIC office (Phase II, IITMRP) inaugurated by Hon'ble Minister of State for Commerce & Industry, Smt. Nirmala Sitharaman, in the presence of Shri Amitabh Kant 
(CEO, Niti Aayog)
Minister's interaction with IITM incubated companies: video link

16 Feb 2017 
3 Video Based Start-ups You Must Know About > RTBI incubated GUVI featured 

Feb 2017   3rd Edition of Make In India Magazine features IITM incubated startups Planys (Pg. 40), Ather Energy (Pg. 42), InnoNano Research (Pg 96). It also contains some innovations by IIT Madras Professors (T Pradeep & Prabhu Rajagopal - Pg. 96). Link
24 Jan 2017 
Swadha Energies wins the "National Entrepreneurship Award 2016" under Engineering Services, sponsored by the Ministry of Skill Development and Entrepreneurship, GoI
16 Jan 2017  
RTBI, IIT Madras - an empathetic incubator > 
The Hindu BL
12 Jan 2017  
Skillveri Training Solutions Pvt Ltd raises INR 8 crore in Series A from Michael & Susan Dell Foundation & Ankur Capital > 

Indian Express
The Hindu BL
09 Jan 2017 
Detect Technologies wins prestigious Wharton India Economic Forum Award 2017 with a cash award of $12,000 > Mature companies (revenue-making and post series A) including IITM incubated Myeasydocs were among the top 10 finalists (link). The award to Detect was unanimously chosen by all 5 judges due to the disruptive nature of the technology >
06 Jan 2017 
The INDIA 100 - definitive ranking of Top 100 Indian Startups in 2016 > #IITMadras incubated #startup Ather Energy at #80! Among 30 emerging tech startups in India, #IITMadras startup Planys featured
03 Jan 2017  
This Electrical Engineer and IIM Alumnus Is Now Helping Small Farmers with Her Innovations  > Kamal Kisan featured

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