Entrepreneurship – Beginning To Hatch

January 30th, 2009

“Tech start-ups are warmed up in incubation centres. Society for Innovation and Entrepreneurship (SINE) in IIT Mumbai defies all indications of a global economic downturn as young people armed with engineering, math and enthusiasm work on start-up ventures.” Vegayan is also one of them mentioned in the article by Businessworld magazine.

For detailed article visit : Entrepreneurship Beginning To Hatch  By Venkatesh Ganesh (Businessworld Issue 20-26 Jan 2009)

Vegayan @ IEEE ANTS 2008

December 22nd, 2008

The 2nd IEEE International Symposium on Advanced Networks and Telecommunication Systems (ANTS) is back at IIT Bombay. Vegayan had the opportunity to exhibit its products and solutions at the conference. Many stalwarts from telecom world- industry as well as academia- who were participants/speakers at the conference visited our booth.

ANTS 2008

Vegayan’s CEO Dr. Girish Saraph also played a prominent role in ANTS 2008 conference by moderating Service Provider Panel. The theme of the panel discussion was on current as well as future trends on technologies and services. The panelists were key people driving growth in the Indian telecom industry represented carriers/service providers.

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From R to L: J. Gopal- Executive Director at MTNL, Arvind Mathur- Chief Solution Architect at Sify India, Sumit Chowdhury- CIO at Reliance Communications and Dr. Girish Saraph- CEO Vegayan Systems moderating the panel

Congratulations…

October 13th, 2008

Congratulations to Suyash and Vrushali for being MCA topper of mumbai university and college respectively. Very glad to have both of you as a part of Vegayan team and wishing you a great journey ahead.

Interview of Vegayan CEO on The Kamla Bhatt Show

May 13th, 2008

In an interview with Kamla Bhatt, Vegayan’s CEO Dr. Girish Saraph shares his experience on what it takes to run a start-up in India, and about the ever changing business plan, and if there is such a thing as “a good time” to start your business.

For detailed interview go to “The Kamla Bhatt Show”

Exciting Excursion @ Exotica

May 7th, 2008

This time the venue for our day-long excursion was none other than the exotic Exotica– a resort with a tropical ambiance at Yeor Hills (part of Sanjay Gandhi National Park) near Thane. It is a very nice place to relax and enjoy with family and friends. We reached Exotica around 10 am on Saturday. After a wholesome breakfast, we were charged up for a great day ahead. There was no stopping for us…volleyball, badminton, swimming. We also enjoyed a fun competition organized specially for couples. We could not resist taking a dip in the swimming pool and that too in this May summer. We had long swimming session along with a water polo game. The team was now ready for a great lunch. We all cherished the multi-cuisine lunch in the tropical settings of Exotica. After lunch, we chatted, explored the natural beauty around the resort, with few of us capturing pictures as a memory which we would cherish for a long time. Everyone enjoyed as a team. Finally it was time to leave and head back with a recharged mind and body!!!

Industry Track @ NCC 2008…..

February 6th, 2008

Dr. Saraph from Vegayan coordinated the industry track at NCC 2008. It featured prominent invitees from telecom industry including stalwarts from Bharti Airtel, Reliance, Tata-VSNL, Tejas Networks, GTL…..

For more details go to Industry Track @ NCC 2008

Industry Track

Booth……

We had also setup a booth for Vegayan at the conference. This gave us an opportunity to showcase our company, product and vision. We had a wonderful opportunity to interact with some of the dignitaries from the industry, benefited from their insights and gained visibility.

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Vegayan Systems "Re-engineering The Network"

January 4th, 2008

Converged networks are the wave of the future—in fact, they’re being implemented right now! Multi-Protocol Label-Switching networks offer tremendous cost benefits, to both service providers and subscribers. Traffic engineering is a basic requirement for converged, next-generation networks, and Vegayan Systems’ work in this field is helping bring next-gen networks to us quicker.

For more details go to i.t. magazine (EFY Group) website

Download article : Vegayan Systems “Re-engineering The Network” by Nilesh Kakade

Vegayan @ ANTS 2007

January 2nd, 2008

The ANTS (Advanced Networks and Telecommunication Systems) conference, involving active participation from stalwarts of global telecom industry was a big event to end the year. The conference conducted on Dec 17th, 18th at KReSIT, IIT Bombay (right below Vegayan’s HQ) was the best platform we could have asked for to showcase our products and their value proposition.

Vegayan Booth

Vegayan’s booth attracted a large number of visitors on both the days and it was an amazing experience to present how Vegayan aims to change the global communications landscape. Many of the prominent speakers and participants at the conference were so impressed by Vegayan’s innovative technology that they could not resist coming upstairs to visit Vegayan Office to inquire in detail about Vegayan’s product portfolio and go through a product demo.

Vegayan played a prominent role in the conference, with its founder Dr. Girish Saraph moderating the service provider’s panel discussion on Day 2 of the conference. The theme of this panel was to discuss key technologies that will define service provider networks and upcoming services. The panelists were key people driving growth in the global telecom segment represented academic, carriers/service providers and equipment vendor communities thereby providing a holistic view of what would shape the next generation networks and services.

Service Provider Panel

From L to R: Vijay Jain- Director, Broadband Operations at Ericsson India, Chris Buchanan- Solutions leader Voice & SMB at Nortel, Prof. Mohammed Atiquzzman- Oklahoma University USA, T.V. Sriram- VP at Bharti-Airtel India, Tushar Saxena- Director, at Verizon Communications USA, Neeraj Sonker- VP Engineering at Tata VSNL India, Arvind Mathur- Chief Architect at Sify India and Extreme R: Dr. Girish Saraph– Vegayan Systems moderating the panel

The event provided us with a lot of visibility, traction with who-is-who of Indian and Global telecom industry. It may potentially lead to many opportunities of strategic alliance.

Interview of Rakesh Mathur and his Vegayan Investment

December 25th, 2007

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Our Point of View

December 5th, 2007

Vegayan has received decent stream of press coverage since inception. We have benefited and are thankful for it. We want to add few comments to bring our perspective to the recent articles.

SINE’s start-ups going global – Indian Express Nov 10th 2007

Our Take: For Vegayan the immediate and foremost goal is to have a good footing in the Indian Market first. Going global is the next logical step.

Indian start-ups find angel funding elusive – Mint Dec 4th, 2007

Our take: We certainly sympathize with the grand scheme of raising awareness about the startup plight in India as brought out by this article. However, we do not consider ourselves among the struggling bunch who are hitting the wall. Just to clarify few points in the article:

1) We started in late Nov 2005 and not 2003. Where as, in 2003 Dr. Saraph filed for US Patent on our routing technology and received patent grant in June, 2007.

2) We are well past angel rounds of $50-$75k (Rs. 20-30 lacs) . We won the TiE-DFJ India Venture Challenge in Feb, 2006 and received $75k in seed funding as award. We also won TiE-Canaan Entrepreneurship Challenge in Dec, 2006. Recently, we raised a significant chunk from our angel round (from Rakesh Mathur). The next stop is only going to be bigger and better.

3) Currently, our priority is on the customer front and do well in the on-going trials. That should open many promising options for us.