Spending his childhood in a small town called Dombivili near Mumbai, which incidentally happens to be the highest literate town with 91% & has the maximum representation in most of the offices in Mumbai city. Mr. Anand Kannan was not a school topper, but what he enjoyed was selling. Anand had his first sale of crackers when he was in 8th grade & made 300/- profit way back in 1980’s. And the bug never left him.
Anand has done his M.com, PGDMM, and PG in International Trade, Diploma in Packaging design, and Business Analyst from Automation Anywhere. Anand always wanted to do something different, something innovative. Being an ex-Tata employee, he was inspired by JRD Tata & his way of running an enterprise.
Leaving his fat paying job, Anand embarked on an entrepreneurial journey with his colleague Dr. Satish Bhavankar who kicked in this idea in 2018 and that’s how Avas Digitech was born. They started working on developing their 1st version of innovation platform, which was exclusively for agriculture domain, where there was hardly anyone addressing the problems. Avas Digitech hosted agricultural challenges & won lot of accolades. Avas Digitech then decided to scale up, rebrand & add more verticals to the innovation journey.
Avas Digitech is completely bootstrapped startup with a small team of 4 members, targets to help Corporates, Startups, Incubators, Accelerators, University, Government, Non-government & Inter government body with their innovative services.
Avas Digitech is working on some of the most challenging areas and very keen to support the GOI’s efforts to scale up the innovation index. Avas Digitech wants to offer service, support & experience to as many Incubators, Startups, Universities who are working on developing some of the innovative products which will bring a positive impact on the society & country.
The need for such a space & the passion for taking the nations innovation index was the driving force to develop this innovation platform.
India is a unique market. Open innovation is still not fully understood by many & the power it has to cut down cost & bring solutions. Avas Digitech have embarked on a journey where we train, innovate & commercialize.
“The journey to take India’s innovation index & develop more innovative products which are globally acceptable. This challenge of scaling up, training & working with brilliant minds is what keeps me motivated, Anand says”.