Syncoro is an integrated startup accelerator platform that provides growth support to entrepreneurs to scale up their ventures. With focus on Tier II cities across India, we bring together key stakeholders of startup ecosystem – entrepreneurs, mentors, corporate, academia & investors – under one roof to create synergy that paces up innovation. We build a strong community of entrepreneurs to connect & collaborate and also offer profitable investment opportunities to investors for better ROI.
Syncoro also actively identifies scalable business opportunities, brings on board a founding team, provides them with resources and helps them grow into a successful business through Syncoro Scalerator Program.
We work with startups on 3 Key Areas:
1) Startup Accelerator Program: Syncoro runs an integrated startup accelerator program called “Syncoro Scalerator”. We accept select startups from various sectors through a stringent, process-driven methodology and then provide them business planning, revenue modeling, growth advisory, market launch strategy, mentoring & training, customer & market access, industry / corporate linkage and investor connect. Syncoro runs both sector-agnostic as well as sector-specific startup accelerator programs that help startups to scale up their business ideas. Syncoro also plans and manages Startup Accelerator Programs for Corporate.
SYNCORO VENTURES PRIVATE LIMITED will be launching “AgriTech / FoodTech Focused Incubator-Accelerator Program” in 2020, in association with AIC SURATi iLAB (a government subsidiary), Navsari Agricultural University and AURO University.
2) Syncoro Angels: It is a unique platform to nurture & mentor new generation entrepreneurs. Through Syncoro’s Angel Investor Network, we bring together startups looking for investment and investors with the capital, contacts and knowledge to help them succeed. We offer personalised global investible opportunities, provide access to highly curated startups & pre- & post-investment support, option to invest with industry leaders and opportunity for mentoring & networking.
3) Syncoro Co-innovation Hub: Syncoro Co-innovation Hub creates an ideal work environment for startups to ideate & innovate as well as connect & collaborate with potential partners, vendors, customers and investors to grow their ventures. Our 1st Co-innovation Hub was launched in Surat (one of the fastest growing cities in the world) in April 2018. With a focus to connect non-metro cities in India with global startup ecosystem, we will be expanding our footprints soon in other cities including Vadodara, Rajkot, Jaipur, Nagpur, Nasik, Indore and many more cities across India.
SYNCORO has signed an MoU with AIC SURATi iLAB (Surat Ideas & Innovation Lab – a government organisation and a subsidiary of Surat Smart City Development Ltd / Surat Municipal Corporation) to help promote startups & entrepreneurial activities in Surat & South Gujarat Region.
SYNCORO, along with its partner organisations – AIC SURATi iLAB and AURO UNIVERSITY has signed an MoU with NAVSARI AGRICULTURAL UNIVERSITY to support innovative ideas in Agriculture, Food Processing & related sectors through AgriTech-FoodTech focused Startup Incubator – Accelerator programs.
Kashyap Pandya, Founder & Director – Syncoro Ventures Private Limited
A planner by profession, a writer at heart and an entrepreneur in spirit, Kashyap Pandya is the Founder & Director of Syncoro Ventures Private Limited. An Engineer+MBA by qualification, Kashyap has 20+years of experience in providing Brand Strategy & Business Planning to leading corporate clients in India and abroad. Kashyap is actively engaged with multiple ventures of Syncoro’s Startup Portfolio, helping them with Business Modeling & Revenue Planning, Brand & Marketing Strategy and Growth Strategy.
Kashyap has developed various proprietary business management tools like “K-CELL Business Planning Framework”, “Idea Quotient (IQ) Test”, “K-CELL Brand Grid”, “K-CELL 5C Digital Marketing Model”, “9X Pharmaceutical Brand Positioning Matrix”, “K-CELL Personal Branding CODE” and “Likeability Quotient (LQ) for Personal Branding”.
Kashyap started his career in the year 2000 with an Indian e-commerce company, Ideasnyou.com. His first entrepreneurial venture, Synapse – started in 2002, is currently a leading healthcare communications company in India. Over a decade later, he moved on to start his second venture K-CELL Consulting, a strategic marketing & brand consulting company, before starting Syncoro Ventures Private Limited in 2018.
Kashyap is the Vice President & Founder Charter Member of TiE Surat. Kashyap is actively engaged with The Southern Gujarat Chamber of Commerce & Industry (SGCCI) as Co-chairman of Entrepreneurship Development Committee, member of Conferences-Workshops-Conclave Committee and Co-chairman of Cinematic Development Committee. Kashyap is also a member of University Level SSIP Committee (Student Startup Innovation Policy Cell) at AURO University. Kashyap works closely with Centre for Entrepreneurship Development (CED, Government of Gujarat) to conduct training programs for students, college faculty and entrepreneurs.
Kashyap is the author of best-selling book “From Idea to Action – The Art of Writing a Business Plan” that simplifies the journey of writing a business plan and provides a road map about how to put your idea into action.
A voracious reader, an eloquent orator and a seasoned film enthusiast with a quirky sense of humour, Kashyap is invited regularly to speak at leading companies, industry events and academic institutes.