Oizom wins this year’s Startup India Rocks Ahmedabad 2016


Oizom is environment and is into clean technology

Oizom is a startup which mainly concentrates on the environmental concerns. It is a clean tech and IoT hardware. Clean technology refers to any process, product, or service that reduces negative environmental impacts through significant energy efficiency improvements, the sustainable use of resources, or environmental protection activities and The Internet of Things (IoT) is a system of interrelated computing devices, mechanical and digital machines, objects, animals or people that are provided with unique identifiers and the ability to transfer data over a network without requiring human-to-human or human-to-computer interaction. Oizom works in the domain of air quality monitoring and solutions. As a clean tech it uses solar powered air pollution monitor called POLLUDRONE which works on a patent pending technology to measure air quality parameters like dust particles, hazardous gases, noise, radio waves, bad odor’s etc. OizomTerminal is a cloud software from Oizom used for data visualization, analytics & report generation. Oizom also has a mobile app for data driven decision making. Through the ecosystem of products, Oizom tries to make environment around more understandable and predictable. Through dense network of Oizom Instruments and machine learning data science, Oizom strives to emerge as an environmental bigdata company.

How it all started and the challenges ahead?

Founders of the company Ankit, Vrushank and Sohil knew each other from a long time. Being a part of the maker community, they use to discuss about the professional projects whenever they met. They all used to work on novel concepts and products to make some difference to some people or problem. But they were always keen to solve much bigger problem. They had a ‘Life Centric’ approach in mind. Something relevant to humans, animals, birds, plants and mother earth. In short they have come up with an idea to make Earth a better place to live. They came down to the fundamental basics of life that is Air, Water and Food. Air quality is not taken seriously as air is not visible, so to show how air pollution affects the air they wanted to make air visible through technology. Air diagnostic Product became their first agenda. They started conceptualizing Air diagnostic Products for every possible scenarios and within a year their idea had turned in to product they had created ‘’Polludrone’’ a solar powered ambient air quality monitor.

The biggest challenge for a product solution company is the scientific IoT device, which requires a capital investment for essential infrastructure activities like assembling, QC, calibration and validation of the products. In addition, as per the market requirements, the solution is scalable on an OPEX Model (Subscription) which incurs capital investment on product manufacturing end. In addition, a greater challenge is to appoint dedicated team for marketing, sales and customer service is a mandate for a B2B company.

Oizom at Startup India Rocks!

Oizom came to know about startup India Rocks thorough one of the startup ecosystem’s in Ahmedabad eChai ventures. The process and the exposure that is attained at the Startup India Rocks event made them even more excited to go for it. Besides these the economical help of funding through STIR network also motivated them to give a go at Startup India Rocks. Cross Border Angel Investments which is being offered by Startup India Rocks fascinated them as they felt that Pollution being a global problem should be dealt in the similar manner for better results. The founders of Oziom believe that their all that is required for their startup at this point of time is syndicate, guidance and mentorship which would assist them leverage their products and reach the pinnacle they aspire of. This much needed impetus they believed Startup India Rocks would cater them.

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