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The TorchIt Dream

Our dream is to enable & empower the visually impaired community across the world through smart-technology devices.
Our mantra – Using Technology that puts People First!
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About Us

Saarthi - Innovation for Society

TorchIt

Torchit envisions to empower the differently-abled persons across the world to lead more independent, meaningful and connected lives through use of simplistic, effective, and affordable assistive devices.

It’s mission is to create a sustaining eco-system that fosters inclusive growth for the-differently abled persons through enabling assistive mobility and accessibility, financial sustenance, and literacy .

Our Approach

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Innovations for a cause

We are transforming lives by creating smart assistive technology for differently abled across the world through IoT.

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Designs that put people first

With people-centric product designs and features, our approach is firmly rooted in serving the basic human needs of the persons with disabilities

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Solutions for equality and inclusion

We envision and hope to build a future that has equality opportunities for the growth and development of all

Our Team Our Strength

Our team is a blend of seasoned professionals and young talent both immensely connected to the cause and what creates a differentiating factor for our team is the great bonding & grit we display amongst ourselves and as an organization while enjoying great support in the form of engagement & feedback from the user community.

Inviting Investors, Corporates & NGOs to join hands with us…

Please join us to enable & empower the visually impaired community across the world

Advisors

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Abhinav Kapadia (CFO, PDPU, Director IIC)

Shri Abhinav Kapadia, age 35 years, is the Chief Finance Officer at PDPU. He has more than 12 years of work experience in the field of Finance & Accounts. He has joined PDPU in the month of May 2014. Prior to joining PDPU, Shri Kapadia has worked with Gujarat State Petroleum Corporation Ltd (GSPC) in the Finance & Accounts Department. He has worked in the area of Corporate Finance, Overseas Fund Raising, Foreign Exchange Markets, RBI Compliances, Taxation, Accounts, SEBI Issue & Compliances, etc.

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Anay Mashruwala (Director, VENUS Group)

Mr. Anay Mashruwala is a startup coach at PDPU Innovation and Incubation Centre. He guides the startups on the bumpy roads of Entrepreneurship while pursuing his full-time career as Partner, Head Marketing & Quality Control at M/s. Venus Engineering Works.

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Dr. Bhushan Punani (Executive Secretary Blind Peoples Association (BPA) Ahmedabad, IIM Ahmedabad)

Dr. Bhushan Punani left a lucrative career in industry on completion of his Management Degree from the Indian Institute Management in 1979 and joined the Blind People’s Association. He is one of the first professional manger to join the disability organization. He completes his 40 years in BPA this year and during this period, BPA has grown from a small organization to one of the largest and fastest-growing organizations in Asia.</p> <p>Dr. Punani is to be congratulated for his selfless devotion to the field of the blind and the fact that due to him, this field became attractive to other young professionals. His achievements include the Helen Keller Award, the R. M. Alpaiwalla Award. He has presented more than 100 papers in national and international conferences, is a Member of most Committees of the Government and has authored four books.

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Mr. Luke Szyrmer (Founder and Managing Director Launch Tomorrow)

Luke Szyrmer is the bestselling author of Launch Tomorrow and an innovation consultant. He helps companies speed up and improve new product development. Luke got into innovation by successfully validating a number of not-so-great startup ideas using landing pages and paid advertising. As he validated that there was unmet demand for a book on this topic, he wrote it.Luke helps primarily with the early or seed stage, by connecting product and marketing together with clear messaging around the product. Often, customers succeed when they quickly identify and discard a bad idea. Also, his readers and customers have gone on to achieve 9 figure exits using the techniques in his work.

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Dr. Rajesh Nair

Rajesh is a product designer and entrepreneur with more than 25 years’ experience in the design of more than a hundred products and multiple startups in the Boston area.<br /> His research is in catalyzing innovators and entrepreneurs in communities from the ground up and to build local entrepreneurship ecosystems. He has conducted workshops on Making, Innovation, and Entrepreneurship in different countries for students and professionals. His current work is in creating Innovation Ecosystems in Underserved Schools through the program that he developed called Zero2Maker (www.Zero2Maker.org) that has created maker labs and ecosystems in seventeen schools in Malaysia and India. He is a practitioner of the Design Thinking process. He founded three product manufacturing companies in the US and a non-profit organization that promotes innovators & entrepreneurs among Indian youth. He holds 13 US patents. He received MS degrees in Engineering & Management (MIT), Manufacturing Engineering (UMass, Amherst), and Electronic Product Design (IISc, Bangalore), and BS degrees in Physics (Kerala) and Electronics & Communications Engineering (Indian Institute of Science, Bangalore).

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Dr. Siddharth Pandey (CEO, HRD India)

Dr. Siddhartha Pandey is a leading professional HR strategist and CEO of HRD India since May 2017. Dr. Pandey (An MBA-HR, P.G.-Corporate Governance e, Master’s in Science-Counselling & Psychotherapy and Doctorate in Management) has successfully leaded and drive the Human Resource Department for companies like EMC ltd., Bhushan Power & Steel Ltd., Electro steel ltd., Adhunik ltd., Simplex Infrastructure and Shristi Infrastructure Limited. He was initiator of HRD India group and many other HR activities in the organisation he work. His Innovating dynamic policies, programs, and initiatives to optimize employee morale and boost retention and satisfaction, Directing recruitment, performance appraisals, and change management to generate streamlined, efficient operations and achieve organizational objectives as well establishing solid and trusting partnerships through exceptional relationship-building skills; utilizing positive energy and interpersonal abilities to secure employee and management trust.

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Vinav Bhanawat (International Partner, WBAF)

A BTech from Sir Padampat Singhania University, Udaipur, Vinav founded NMCorp Pvt Ltd, an IT company, in 2012; Territory Of Fashion, an online apparel store, in 2014; and NonMovingInventory.com, online marketplace, in April 2015.

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Mr. Harsh Vardhan Jajoo (Managing Director, CEO Can-pack India)

Harsh has led some pioneering efforts in his field and has been successful thanks to his entrepreneurial skills, his enthusiasm, initiatives and dedication. Harsh is very client centric and a good communicator as well.

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Mr. Ashish Chauhan (CEO, MD BSE Mumbai)

Ashish Kumar Chauhan is an Indian business executive and administrator. He is the current managing director and chief executive officer of the Bombay Stock Exchange. He also serves as the member of Governing council of one of the premier B school in India - IIM Raipur.

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Dr. Sonal Chauhan (Lilavati Hospital)

Dr. Sonal Chauhan is an Ultrasonologist and has an experience of 27 years in this field. She completed her MBBS from Gujarat University, India in 1994 and MD - Radio Diagnosis/ Radiology from Gujarat University, India in 1999. Currently she is working with Reliance HN Hospital and TATA Memorial hospital Mumbai respectively as a Radiologist consultant.

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Prof. Kyle Keane (Research Scientist, MIT Boston)

Kyle is a dynamic multifaceted person who cares as much about understanding the nature of objective reality as he cares about helping people overcome their struggles and find happiness. He hopes to maintain the ability to pursue his interests and passions for a long time. Specialties: Project planning and management, software development, rapid prototyping, education, quantitative analysis, numerical simulation and modelling, refinement of complex ideas into understandable concepts.

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Ms. Pin Lee (Founder & CEO Tool Lab, South Korea)

Miss Pin Lee is a patent attorney in the Trade Mark & Design department of Lee International IP & Law Group. She graduated from Seoul National University. Ms. Lee is a member of the Korea Patent Attorneys Association, the International Association for the Protection of Intellectual Property, the Asian Patent Attorneys Association and the International Trademark Association. Her practice is focused on intellectual property law, with an emphasis on design and trade mark rights. An important aspect of Ms. Lee’s practice is her specialisation in litigation proceedings in trade mark and design matters relating to the fashion industry.

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Dr. Melik Karabıyıkoğlu (Business Alchemist: Marketing, Sales, Retail & Management | Author | Lecturer | HBR Contributor; Turkey)

Seasoned sales and marketing professional with 20+ years of corporate and consulting experience in sales, marketing, retailing and channel management. Focused on strategic sales, marketing and retail solutions, consumer behavior, brand development, management and leadership capabilities. Holds a business doctorate degree specialized in marketing, is the author of 3 business books in sales, leadership and retailing, shares his business acumen and wholistic strategical point of view with both established organizations and start-ups.

Torchit alligns to SDG (Sustainable Development Goals)

We have taken up the mission to empower the Differently Abled community across the world in order to work towards a better, sustainable & judicial society. All our products are targeted to be simplistic, effective & affordable to create a major impact at the grassroots level and thereby helping out the masses at the bottom of the pyramid. Our beliefs are what align us with the community and our vision for the future. We are touching 5 SDGs; No Poverty, Good Health and Well-Being, Gender Equality, Industry, Innovation and Infrastructure, Reduced Inequalities.

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