Pune entrepreneur set for TiE Women’s Global Pitch competition

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Anuya Nisal, Serigen Mediproducts

Over 1000 women entrepreneurs from 26 countries are vying for the coveted TiE Women’s Global Pitch Competition this year. In Pune, 58 companies started by women joined the race and TiE Pune selected its winner Dr. Anuya Nisal of Serigen Mediproducts P Ltd. 

The winner receives $100,000 equity free prize money. Apart from that, mentoring by global leaders and networking with the world.

Last year, Pune’s Ahammune Biosciences won the first runner-up award ($25,000/- with mentoring and networking) and this year, TiE Pune looks forward to winning big. 

“Simply because Dr. Nisal’s innovation is big,” says Zelam Chaubal, who heads the TiE Pune Women’s Initiative. She further says, “Accidents and diseases like cancer or infection can cause problems in the bone. Currently, doctors often use global products, but Dr. Nisal has developed Serioss, which is far superior to the current ones. Serioss shows promise, as it helps build better bone when used. Also, it does not get secondary fractures post-surgery”.

TiE Pune also selected three runners-up, who have worked on different products that will benefit society. They are:

Repos Energy – Aditi Bhosale Walunj aims to redesign the energy delivery system in the country. They provide large consumers of diesel with doorstep delivery. 

Aditi Bhosale Walunj, Repos Energy

Anatomech – Divyakshi Kaushik’s startup is developing wearable technology that eases the lifetime management of medical conditions that involve sizable swelling and associated pain, like lymphedema post breast cancer surgery.

Divyakshi Kaushik, Anatomech

ASETS-LUX – Ashwini Oke’s company provides simulation and designs according to international standards, on a single central data centric hub – cloud-based platform – IDS (TM) – where an entire plant (petrochemical, oil & gas, fertilizer, pharma, renewable energy etc.) can be designed, analysed, be it Pre-FEED, FEED and / or detail engineering, piping, process etc. This saves time, effort and money and helps asset owner with holistic visualization, and engineering contractors maintain profit margins throughout the project lifecycle.  

Aditi Oke, ASETS-LUX

The judges for selecting the Pune winner were Sushma Rajgopalan – Venture Partner with Rittenhouse Ventures, Dr. J. Fathima Benazir, Cofounder & CEO – Azooka Life Sciences, and Sanjay Mehta – Founder & Partner, 100X VC. On 23 October 2021, the Pune winner and the runners-up will compete in Dubai for the Global Winner title. 

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