TotalStart Entrepreneurship Ecosystem Developers Bengal Unit’s Operation was kick-started in January 2012 with its first incubation center at Newtown, Rajarhat, Kolkata, West Bengal, India.
Full investment start-ups: The initial focus was to create technology based start-ups which could be scalable. The mode in which these technology start-ups were created were through 100% investments from TotalStart with 20% – 30% non-diluting shareholding of the co-founding employees of the company. In year 2012 and 2013 three start-ups were created in the above mode of deploying co-founding employees to kick-start a start-up.
- TotalApp: A complete set of IT solutions and services to manage large complex business applications (www.totalapp.com)
- TotalPub: A complete set of business solutions and services for the E-Publishing and Pre-Press domain (www.totalpub.com)
- TotalPress: An ERP solution for SME Printing Press (www.totalpress.com)
Mentored start-ups: Several Start-ups (numbering to more than 50+) were mentored during this time for periods of 6-12 months on a pro-bono basis, mostly city start-ups, and from the end of 2013 to mid 2014 around 100+ District Level Entrepreneurs (DLEs) were mentored as an initiative of TiE Kolkata & Dept. of MSME&T lead by our Chairman Dr. Ghosh. Several IIM Calcutta and IIT Kharagpur studentrepreneurs were mentored.
Mentored & seed-funded start-ups: Through year 2012 – till date two companies are being hands-on nurtured and seed-funded in the social impact space.
- Little Laureates: First Digitally Enabled and Virtually Networked Pre-School Chain in India providing holistic education to preschool children and parenting education to their parents catering to the LIG and lower MIG in the districts of Bengal and later Tripura and other eastern states. The engagement with Little Laureates started in year 2012. Right now Little Laureates has 50 own 0pearted pre-shools in Eastern India. It has got series A funding from Aavishkaar Ventures the largest social impact investment fund in India (www.littlelaureates.com)
- Ujjeewan Healthcare: Reaching out to the rural last mile for providing holistic health care through technology and process innovation (www.ujjeewanhealthcare.com)
- SHG Rescue & Agradut: A scalable sanitary napkin distributed manufacturing setup run and managed by 300 women, headquartered in Howrah district with spread in Bankura, Hooghly and Burdwan