Ms. Ami Shah from ORAWT was invited at the Carbon Zero Challenge; an event hosted by IIT Madras every year. She was invited to speak about the specialised waste water solution provided by ORAWT and share the experiences of her entrepreneurial journey with the Carbon Zero Challenge Winners and budding entrepreneurs present at the event. The event was well covered in the news letter published by IIT Madras.
Carbon Zero Challenge
All India Energy & Environment Innovation & Entrepreneurship Contest
Dear Ms.Ami Shah
Greetings from Carbon Zero Challenge at IIT Madras.
January 2019 proved to be an eventful month for us. CZC conducted flagship events; CZC training bootcamp and CZC Cleantech Pitchfest during Shaastra 2019 (3-6 Jan, 2019).
CZC was showcased at a dedicated Exhibition Stall in the Shaastra exhibition area on 3, 4, 5 & 6 Jan. At the CZC stall, shaastra coordinators informed visitors about CZC initiative and conducted quizzes, games and distributed CZC merchandise.
A 2-day entrepreneurship training bootcamp was conducted for CZC 2019 finalist at IIT Madras on 3 & 4 Jan 2019 with best professionals covering modules on customer validation, go-to-market strategy, product development, cost structure, revenue models and pricing, designing business model and pitching the business.
CZC organized a CleanTech PitchFest to promote energy and environmental entrepreneurship among the young students. 10 selected teams were invited to pitch their idea to a judging panel. Three best pitch were awarded.
The keynote at the event was delivered by Padma Bhushan Dr T Ramasami – a distinguished scientist, inventor and innovator. The PitchFest included experience sharing from cleantech entrepreneurs like Ms. Ami Shah (Cofounder, Oasis Renewables and Water Treatment Ltd.), Mr. Mukundan ‘Mux’ Narasimhan (Managing Director & CEO, PlaySolar Systems Private Ltd) and Mr. Narasimhan Santhanam (Co-Founder & Director of Energy Alternatives India).
About Carbon Zero Challenge
Carbon Zero Challenge (CZC) program was conceived at IIT Madras in 2017. The first edition, CZC 2018 (June 2017 to April 2018) was conducted with support from U S Consulate General Chennai, Polaris (a Virtusa company) in collaboration with Shaastra (IIT Madras student technical festival) and Industrial Waste Management Association (IWMA). Second Edition, CZC 2019 (June 2018-May 2019) is fully supported by Virtusa with Shaastra (IIT Madras student technical festival) and IWMA as organizing partners.
The program’s motto ‘Ideate, Innovate, Incubate’ essentially summarise IIT Madras’s continuous efforts to enable an ecosystem where students/early stage start-ups from across the country ideate and innovate for the greater good of society and incubate start-ups to become job creators.
Suvarna Bhavan Office Inaugural
ORAWT was invited to the inaugural conference and exhibition to the Suvarna Bhavan office of the BWSSB. It was a pleasure to talk and demonstrate the return on investment on the wastewater treatment and management at Cauvery Bhavan office for BWSSB.
Nominated as top 50 Entrepreneurs
Ami Shah was nominated as the top 50 Entrepreneurs and was invited to talk about the ORAWT business model and strategy and how did she use her insights gained from the EGMP course at IIM B instrumental in shaping her venture.