Ignition Incubation Systems Private Ltd. is founded with a mission to inculcate culture of startup ecosystem. It was co-founded in January 2019 by Mr. Sunil Jadhav and Ms. Sharmistha Jadhav. Today they are managing trustees of Jawaharlal Nehru Institute of Education Science and Technological Research (JNI) Trust which is running more than 20 educational institutions pan Maharashtra, India.
Mr. Sunil Jadhav ( B.E. BITS PILANI, M.S. NJIT, New Jersey, CFA) served in UBS as Director and Citibank USA as Senior Vice President. Now he is focusing on creating an entrepreneurship ecosystem that fosters innovation and R&D to strengthen our society with job creating and technological enhancement.
Ms. Sharmishtha Jadhav is a social entrepreneur, and has studied Education Innovation and Social Entrepreneurship in Comparative Perspective at Harvard University, Boston, USA. She is also very focused on women empowerment, and herself is the first lady pilot in Marathwada region.
To be all-encompassing start-up ecosystem that nurtures innovation and research in budding entrepreneurs helping to propel the world into the future.
Various resources of JNI trust like hardware labs, workshop, machine shops, Bio Technology labs (for life science research) and agriculture land have been made available to incubatees along with technical manpower expertise for use of start-ups as and when needed. This college is also a zonal leader for Leading India for AI, so there is immense support for such futuristic technologies and research at Ignition.
The sprawling campus at Ghansoli, Navi Mumbai hosts Rajeev Gandhi College of Management Studies (RGCMS) and Smt. Indira Gandhi College of Engineering, a 25 year old college (SIGCE) . Additional separate space has been created on 7th floor of SIGCE, measuring 25,000 Sq. ft, for Ignition Incubation Centre, housing fully furnished, spacious co-working and private offices with 24x7 internet and all office amenities.
Ignition is partnered with various reputed legal and financial firms to help out startups with their administrative tasks and queries. Guidance and services are provided for work like company registration, contracts, agreements, intellectual property protection, trademarks and patents, as well as financial compliances.
Support from a wide range of people such as investors, social activists, policy makers, agriculture scientists, engineers, serial entrepreneurs and industry connections. Our mentors and founders have a rich corporate experience of 25+ years. At Ignition, you will get access to a large network of industry professionals and policy makers who effect change.
To keep up the entrepreneurial spirit, frequent startup events, networking events and talks by experts are organised at the incubation center for the benefit of the incubatees. These events promote inclusivity, bonding among the startups to help each other, and getting opportunities to get feedback from other entrepreneurs working around you. We encourage startups to collaborate amongst themselves and be a support system for each other on this journey.
Sports facilities of SIGCE and RGCMS are available to the incubatees at Ignition. With a large ground on the campus, badminton court, and an upcoming lawn tennis court, you have ample space to have some fun, team bonding sports sessions outdoors. Indoor sports amenities are also available for playing Table Tennis, Carrom, chess, and darts, providing you opportunities to take breaks and recharge yourself. Access to college canteen is provided for refreshments and food.
Founded by Prof. Shrihari D. Gaikwad (15+ years experience, pursuing PhD from IIT Bombay). The startup is working in customized technology development in embedded systems and electronics.
Co-founded by Piyush Kumar & Srishti Arora (Alumni of BITS Pilani, Pilani Campus). This agritech startup is working on disease forecasting in crops and data-driven intelligence using remote sensing and AI in agriculture.
Founded by Vijay Yelmalle (MBA – University of Wales, England, 14+ yrs ex as chemical engineer in Singapore). Building low cost smart Aquaponics farms for small farmers. Supported by ICAR, New Delhi.