Octaware Technologies opens unique Innovation Lab for Technology driven Startups
Octaware Technologies, a software development, enterprise solutions and consulting firm headquartered in Mumbai, has set up “GoBizLab”, a unique technology innovation Lab to foster innovation and entrepreneurship at their office in Mumbai.
The brainchild of Aslam Khan, CEO of Octaware Technologies,with a co-founding team of senior executives from the leading IT company, Investment firm and Startups ecosystem, “GoBizLab” is a 20-seater Technology Innovation Lab that will curate, fund and mentor technology-driven startups.
According to the company, GoBizLab will also work in establishing and running the student incubation centres at engineering and management colleges, encouraging student to become creators of new products and employers in new industries.
GoBizLab has already incubated sCytech, a software technology company, RelBiz, (collective real-estate ownership platform) and Nasiha (online counselling and advisory).GoBizLab has signed two agreements with IMEET Mumbai and JIT Lucknow to mentor technology startups from the campus.
As part of the Technology Incubation Program, GoBizLab will fund the idea by taking equity in the range of 5% to 10%. GoBizLab mentorship programs are designed and aimed at providing opportunities for startups to get mentorship and work with industry experts to scale up their business quickly, particularly by taking advantage of cloud-based technologies. GoBizLab will be assisting startups, focusing on finance, healthcare, and citizen services, in capacity building, providing them access to technology, infrastructure and market outreach.
Launched within the Octaware campus, GoBizLab will also provide a platform for the company’s employees who would want to take the entrepreneurial plunge.
Speaking about the initiative, Aslam Khan, CEO of Octaware technologies, said, “Innovation is at the core of what we do at Octaware Technologies. We see GoBizLab as a natural extension to what we do. As a company, we strive each day to build a strong structure that fuels a culture of innovation through capacity building and mentorship. Startups at GoBIzLab will have access to Sandbox and Playbooks that will help accelerate their go-to-market strategy.”
He further said, “At Octaware, we are committed to empowering the next generation of startups that develop solutions to solve the most complex problems in the country. We are bullish on the potential of the Indian startup ecosystem to bring about a change and eventually transform the industry.”