Tides Business Incubator | About Us
Technology Incubation and Entrepreneurship Development Society (TIEDS) has been established to promote innovation and entrepreneurship in the region, To accomplish its goal, TIEDS runs and manages a Business Incubator called Technology Innovation & Development of Entrepreneurship Support (TIDES) Business Incubator hosted at Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee, TIDES facilitates incubation of new enterprises with innovative technologies by admitting them at its Incubation Centre and provides physical, technical, financial and networking supports and services.
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About Us

About Tides

  • Technology Incubation and Entrepreneurship Development Society (TIEDS) has been established to promote innovation and entrepreneurship in the region.

  • To accomplish its goal, TIEDS runs and manages a Business Incubator called Technology Innovation & Development of Entrepreneurship Support (TIDES) Business Incubator hosted at Indian Institute of Technology, Roorkee.

  • TIDES facilitates incubation of new enterprises with innovative technologies by admitting them at its Incubation Centre and provides physical, technical, financial and networking supports and services.

WHAT WE DO

  • Create a conducive environment for entrepreneurship.

  • Facilitate, improve, promote, train and support creative thinking, idea generation, and inventions.

  • Provide infrastructure, seed funding and mentoring to start-ups.

  • Link business ecosystem entrepreneurs for a creative, result-driven environment to activate growth and economic vitality.

  • Build ecosystem of angel and institutional investors, industry experts, mentors and other entrepreneurship focused entities for the incubators.

  • Enable start-ups for successful exit from the incubator by providing assistance in external fund raising, custom acquisition, etc.

  • Leverage R&D infrastructure to create technology and innovation based startup companies.

Governing Body

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Prof Ajit K. Chaturvedi

Chairman, Director IIT Roorkee
Prof Ajit Chaturvedi is Director, IIT Roorkee. He received the B.Tech., M.Tech., and Ph.D. degrees in Electrical Engineering from IIT Kanpur. He joined the faculty of the Department of Electronics and Computer Engineering at IIT Roorkee. He has also held the positions of Head of the Department of Electrical Engineering, Dean (R&D) and Deputy Director at IIT Kanpur. He is a recipient of the INSA Teachers award, the Distinguished Teacher award of IIT Kanpur and Tan Chin Tuan Fellowship of Nanyang Technical University, Singapore. He is a founding member of the Telecom Standards Development Society of India.

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Prof M Parida

Member, TIDES Governing Body
Prof. M Parida is Dean SRIC (R&D) IIT Roorkee. He is a Professor in Civil Engineering. He post-graduated in Urban Planning from SPA, New Delhi, and took his PhD from University of Roorkee. He has published over 285 research papers in national and international journals. He has supervised 16+ PhDs. He has been Co-ordinator in AICTE projects "Urban Transport Environment Interaction" and "Road Safety Traffic". He has rendered his expertise for development of 1700 Kms of State Highways in Bihar, road infrastructure works of Delhi Govt. and other cities in NCR.

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B. K. Chaturvedi

Member, TIDES Governing Body
Bhuwan Chaturvedi has top management experience, in the automobile, engineering and management consulting. He is an Independent Director and Mentor, Former MD at Eicher Limited, Former President and ED at Hindustan Motors Ltd. He began his career with Tata Motors (1971-78). Bhuwan did B.E. (Mech) from IIT Roorkee & MBA from IIM, Ahmedabad. He has been to Harvard Business School. Bhuwan was a regular participant of CEO’s Forum facilitated by Prof. C.K.Prahalad. He was President of Tractor Manufacturers Association & Member of CII National Council.

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Praphul Misra

Member, TIDES Governing Body
Praphul Misra is leading a team at OiMedia in delivering pioneering work in the area of SaaS solutions for the Out-of-Home Media Industry. He is the Managing Director at Oi Media. Key player in 3 start-ups -WorldMark Inc., Dallas TX – a market research & consulting firm; - Result:McCann, New Delhi – the DM & Events/Promotions subsidiary of advertising giant McCann-Erickson; - NetCarrots.com - a ‘dot-bust’ survivor, now a premier relationship management solution provider. Undergrad from IIT Roorkee & MBA from SUNY at Buffalo.

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Poyni Bhatt

Member, TIDES Governing Body
Poyni Bhatt is a fellow member of the ICSI, who turned to technology business incubation. She has an experience of 3 decades in industry and academia. She is a founding team member of SINE, TBI at IIT Bombay, and has been managing the incubator since 2004. She is involved in 100+ start ups incubated at SINE. She has handled several collaborative international programs for innovators and entrepreneurs, most recently with Russia and Switzerland. She has handled IPOs and fund raising, structured corporate M&A deals, and also dealt with various Indian regulators.

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Neeraj Gupta

Member, TIDES Governing Body
Neeraj is founder and MD at Lawcubator, a technology firm in legal domain. Neeraj is founder & CEO at FormulateIP. Neeraj assists clients in protecting and expanding their domestic and international knowledge-based businesses using IP protection, licensing and strategic planning. Neeraj is also co-founder at Excubator. Neeraj is Chairman, India Alumni Chapter for KTH, Sweden. Neeraj is one of the experts at Swissnex India and advises Swiss startups. Neeraj holds BTech degree from IIT Roorkee and MS Degree from Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Sweden.

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Dr. Sanjeev Manhas

Member, TIDES Governing Body
Dr. Sanjeev Manhas is faculty member (Associate Professor) in ECE Dept., IIT Roorkee. He has been involved in planning and conducting TIDES Incubator activities including new TIDES plan, TIDES policy documents and scrutinizing of business plans. He also coordinates interaction of TIDES with various other entrepreneurship activities of IIT Roorkee such as Enterpreneurship Cell, IIT Roorkee Alumni Association, IIT IPR Cell, Dean R&D office. Dr. Sanjeev Manhas has 20+ years of industry and academic experience in R&D and technology transfer in area of VLSI Technology.

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Azam Ali Khan

Member Secretary, TIDES Governing Body
Azam is an alumni of IIT Roorkee. He has worked in various companies including Reliance, Merrill Lynch, Jubilant and Innovation Norway. His areas of expertise include idea origination, strategic planning & analysis, business development, merger & acquisition, fund raising, networking and advisory. He is experienced in developing strategies for new market entry and business model formulation, working mainly in technical and commercial aspects of Energy Sector, including both Oil & Gas and renewable domain,and Waste Water sector , having worked with and advised multi billion dollar companies of Europe, Asia and North America. He is mentor and guide for Start Ups and Young Entrepreneurs.

Executive Team

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Azam Ali Khan

CEO, TIDES
Azam is an alumni of IIT Roorkee. He has worked in various companies including Reliance, Merrill Lynch, Jubilant and Innovation Norway. His areas of expertise include idea origination, strategic planning & analysis, business development, merger & acquisition, fund raising, networking and advisory. He is experienced in developing strategies for new market entry and business model formulation, working mainly in technical and commercial aspects of Energy Sector, including both Oil & Gas and renewable domain,and Waste Water sector , having worked with and advised multi billion dollar companies of Europe, Asia and North America. He is mentor and guide for Start Ups and Young Entrepreneurs.

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Dr. Sanjeev Manhas

Faculty-in-charge, TIDES
Dr. Sanjeev Manhas is also faculty member (Associate Professor) in ECE Dept, IIT Roorkee. He has been involved in planning and conducting TIDES Incubator activities including new TIDES plan, TIDES policy documents and scrutinizing of business plans. He also coordinates interaction of TIDES with various entrepreneurship activities of IIT Roorkee such as Enterpreneurship Cell, IIT Roorkee Alumni Association, IIT IPR Cell, Dean R&D office. Dr. Sanjeev Manhas has 20+ years of industry and academic experience in R&D and technology transfer in area of VLSI Technology.

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Manish Singhal

Manager, TIDES
Manish Singhal is a technology commercialization professional with 11+ years of experience in managerial, legal and technology roles. Manish has worked at Cypress Semiconductors, where he worked on some key VLSI design and engineering projects. He has also worked at UnitedLex, that specializes in business consulting, Intellectual Property, patent analytics, data visualization and business intelligence, where he successfully led teams to deliver to US & EU based clients. Manish has a B.E. in ECE from NSIT, University of Delhi, as well as a law degree (LL.B.) from the University of Delhi.