The 11th Edition of The IndUS Entrepreneurs (TiE) Mumbai 2020 has conferred the 'Outstanding Entrepreneur - Deep Tech' Award on Sneh Vaswani, who is the co-founder and CEO of Miko, India-based advanced robotics company. Sneh received the award at the hands of Infosys co-founder Narayan Murthy who also felicitated Ratan N. Tata with the Lifetime Achievement Award. As part of the recognition, Sneh was also inducted into the ‘TiE Mumbai Hall of Fame 2020.’ This recognition is testimony to Sneh’s outstanding contribution to the Entrepreneurial ecosystem and Deep Technology landscape, and to developing India’s first social robot for kids.
Vaswani co-founded Miko with Prashant Iyengar and Chintan Raikar in 2015 and conceived a friendly little robot that has been engaging, entertaining and educating children across India, UAE and North America. The latest offering, Miko 2 has been developed over a period of 4 years through multiple pilot tests across consumer groups. The company is targeting sales of over 1,00,000 units by 2020 across the globe.
Commenting on this achievement, Sneh Rajkumar Vaswani, Co-Founder and CEO, Miko, said “I’m extremely honoured and privileged to have received this award at the hands of an iconic entrepreneur and industry veteran Narayan Murthy. I would like to thank TiE Mumbai for considering and recognizing the work we have done to build a better society by combining the elements of engagement, entertainment and education. At this podium, this award recognizes the contribution and unconditional support by the co-founders, employees, investors, channel partners and most importantly my family members.”
TiECon Mumbai is the largest Entrepreneurial Leadership Conclave that takes place annually. TiE Mumbai’s annual leadership conclave TiECon has been an integral part of TiE’s efforts to bring the industry leaders and start-ups together for thought leadership, inspiration, experiences & stories, mentoring and potential path-breaking innovative disruptions. The program is designed to contemplate on the future of ideas, entrepreneurship and the leadership needed to embrace, navigate through remarkable breakthroughs & journeys unseen or unexperienced so far.