Spirit of Manufacturing Award for the Young Entrepreneur of the Year
Eshwar K Vikas CEO (Mukunda Foods Pvt. Ltd.)
Eshwar is a foodie & an entrepreneur. He loves tinkering with machines and made it his goal to automate food making both at industrial and kitchen level. He co-founded a company called Mukunda foods which is into the design & development of such machines. He has developed DosaMatic as the first product, which is a desktop dosa making machine. These machines are currently operational in over 15 countries and make dosas (various types) at commercial outlets. He has grown Mukunda Foods from a 2 member company to over 50 now with offices in over 6 cities. His company is currently bringing into the market a domestic version of the machine as well.
Eshwar has a bachelors' degree from SRM university in Electrical engineering. He has won numerous awards as both entrepreneur, innovator & a market developer.
Spirit of Manufacturing Award for Innovation & IT Adoption
Rohit Asil CTO & Co-Founder (Fracktal Works)
Rohit started Fracktal Works right out of college. He has a strong technical background (Instrumentation and hardware) with passion for good design. He leads the Hiring, Strategy, Finance, Operations and Project management at Fracktal. He is a multifaceted engineer cum entrepreneur who likes experimenting and building processes that enhance creativity and innovation. He is aa theatre artist by heart and a distance running enthusiast.
Spirit of Manufacturing Award for Social Impact
Ankit Agarwal Co-Founder, (Help Us Green)
Ankit co-founded HelpUsGreen and is helping preserve River Ganges from becoming a religious sewer by flowercycling the waste from temples and mosques into patented lifestyle products providing livelihoods to 1200 rural families. Ankit co-founded the company with Karan Rastogi in December, 2014. Both of them gave up their stable jobs to start this noble and innovative venture.
Spirit of Manufacturing Award for Woman Entrepreneur of the Year
Kamini Gupta CEO (EDGEFX)
Kamini is a strong believer in the strength of human potential and sense of purpose in life. Nothing excites her more than learning new things and making them available for others and thus gain holistic growth and success. She started her entrepreneurial journey in 1994 with 'Strategic Alliance', a business solution provider and authorized reseller for Oracle Corporation.
DHer current venture 'Edgefx Technologies Private Limited' which she started in 2012 with an objective to provide practical skill development, knowledge and learning solutions for academic students in the form of DIY (Do It Yourself) kits in wide areas of Electronics, Electrical, Embedded, Solar, Communication and latest areas like Android, Arduino, Raspberry Pi, IOT and many more. Also achieved to bring about a culture shift in the mindset of Indian student community with the DIY concept as a founder of Edgefx. Today Edgefx has its clients in 20+ countries bridging the knowledge gap between academics and the industry.
Spirit of Manufacturing Award-Special Jury Award
Akanksha Vyas Co-founder (FITED)
Akanksha completed her M.S. (Computer Science) from Clarkson University and describes herself as a, mathematically inclined computer scientist with a data driven approach to software development and an entrepreneurial temperament. Before co-founding Fited she used to work for Autodesk, Body Labs and SOLS.