A Dronacharya's buzzing incubator of start-up dreams
- Ashok Jhunjhunwala's IIT Madras Research Park has incubated nearly 300 startups. What makes it so successful?
CHENNAI : Fourteen years ago, a 22-year-old tech entrepreneur, Umesh Sachdev, was struggling to sell his mobile location-based product to telecom service providers and SIM card manufacturers. He could not figure out why the product wasn’t clicking with potential clients. He, and co-founder Ravi Saraogi, serendipitously got in touch with Ashok Jhunjhunwala, a professor teaching at the Indian Institute of Technology, Madras (IIT-M).