Success Stories of BIG Grantees at Venture Center


Every entrepreneur has a unique story & journey & there’s something to learn from everyone! If you’re an entrepreneur interested in applying for BIRAC’s BIG funds, check out these stories where we ask past BIG grantees about their experience, what they managed to do with the funds, how their venture has grown since then, and tips for aspiring applicants.

Bharat Agri 

After graduation, Siddharth Dialani moved to Israel, lived on a farm and learnt how farming was done in the country. Why not attempt something similar in India, thought Dialani. On his return to India, he got associated with ICRISAT in Hyderabad, where they did research on what needs to be done for India. It was while doing this research that they applied for and got funding under BIRAC’s Biotechnology Ignition Grant, which helped them complete R&D on their product.

Read his full BIG journey here:

Sensivision Health Technologies

Sensivision is a medical devices company working in the neo-natal space. Jayadeep Unni, founder of Sensivision Health Technologies, was a BIG Grantee at Venture Center. According to Jayadeep, “Funding is just one aspect of the journey, albeit an important one. It is equally important to resolve early in the journey questions over the product, viability and the business.”

For more tips and pointers, read about his BIG journey here:


Gunjan Patel always wanted to become a technology entrepreneur. It was during his time at R2D2 IIT Madras that he fine-tuned his idea of a wearable and portable gait monitoring device that can potentially impact the lives of over 80 million people in the country affected by locomotion disability.

Read how BIRAC’s BIG Grant helped him take his idea ahead:

Sense It Out Technologies

Third time lucky! There’s something inspiring for all of us to think about in Jasveer Singh’s BIRAC BIG journey. If you’re looking for some motivation, check out Jasveer’s dos and donts to increase the chances of success in your first attempt!

Read about his journey here:

Bioprime Agrisolutions

It was around 2015. Renuka Diwan had finished her Ph.D in plant sciences from the University of Pune, followed by a post-doctorate in genetic engineering. After this, she got two women scientists’ positions, but she was not sure about what she wanted to do, which is when she met Dr. Premnath Venugopalan at Venture Center. Cut to 2023, and Bioprime is a leading agricultural startup. All of this transformation was kick started with BIRAC’s Biotechnology Ignition Grant!

Read more about her journey here:

Teralumen Solutions

Dr. Jyotirmayee Dash is building India’s first Terahertz company that is using terahertz technology for accurate cancer margin detection. BIRAC’s BIG grant helped Jyoti kickstart her deeptech venture Teralumen by supporting product prototyping and preclinical validation. As her BIG partner, Venture Center has supported her entire journey, starting with pre-submission mentoring to successfully presenting before the committee and more!

Read more about her journey here: