Havi – a robotic toys start-up from IIT Gandhinagar Research Park – gets selected for the prestigious Stanford Seed programme

Havi – a robotic toys start-up from IIT Gandhinagar Research Park – gets selected for the prestigious Stanford Seed programme

Havi, a consumer electronics and robotics company from Bhavnagar, Gujarat, with its research centre at IIT Gandhinagar Research Park, is selected for the prestigious Stanford Seed programme for the current year. Only about 90 start-ups from across the globe get an opportunity to be part of this programme by Stanford Graduate School of Business (Stanford GSB) every year, and Havi is one of the few companies selected from India and the only company shortlisted from Gujarat.

Havi is involved in making robotic toys and thrives on the purpose of inspiring people to learn, create and perform, at all ages of their lives. It designs helpful, sustainable, and fun technology products for the masses that help learn and create robotics, IoT, electronics, and other STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts, and Maths) projects. It has also built a free code-learning platform, Havi code, which facilitates learning coding and many other skills.

As a part of the Stanford Seed programme, which is led by the world-renowned faculty of Stanford GSB, the founders and management team of Havi will get support in terms of one-on-one mentorship, strengthening strategic skills, building partnerships, and gaining valuable local and global connections. This five-month programme helps the selected start-ups turn into potentially scalable businesses and positively impact their communities.

Sharing his thoughts on being selected for the prestigious programmes, Mr Prashant Mamtora, Founder and CEO of Havi, said, “Our entire team and I are extremely delighted with this achievement. For us, it is the variation of our purpose – “Inspire to learn, create and perform, to everyone, at all ages”. The programme will help us in connecting with and learning from one of the most mature start-up ecosystems of the world.”

The IIT Gandhinagar Research Park seeks to push the boundaries of innovation and research by fostering a strong connection between industry and academia. It allows industries to set up their offices at IIT Gandhinagar Research Park to carry out their R&D activities and be a part of a vibrant community of R&D professionals, faculty, and students. They also get access to state-of-the-art R&D infrastructure at IIT Gandhinagar, including laboratories, high-end equipment and other resources.