Forbes 30 Under 30 is a set of lists issued annually by Forbes magazine and some of its regional editions. The American lists recognize 600 business and industry figures, with 30 selected in twenty industries each. Asia and Europe also each have ten categories for a total of 300 each, while Africa has a single list of 30 people. Forbes hosts associated conferences and a section of its website called 30 Under 30.
How it started…
Forbes launched its 30 Under 30 list in 2011 under the direction of Randall Lane. By 2016, the nominations for the list had reached more than 15,000, with Forbes editors selecting 30 winners for each of 20 categories. Over time, Forbes has expanded the feature to establish continental lists for Asia, Europe (launched in 2016), and Africa.
Why is 2020 remarkable?
Forbes 30 under 30 Asia, has recognized Nocca Robotics as one of the selected startups, under their panel of Industry, Manufacturing & Energy.
Nocca Robotics is a cleantech startup cofounded by Harshit Rathore (26) and Nikhil Kurele (26). The Pune, India-based startup leverages AI, machine learning, deep learning, and robotics to provide automated, waterless, and shareable solar panel cleaning solutions for solar parks. The robotic solution not only helps solar panel operators save water, but also opens up the possibility of setting up solar plants in dry regions. Last year, the startup raised $1.7 million in a seed funding round led by Indian Angel Network Fund.
Nocca Robotics was founded in 2017 by alumni of IIT Kanpur with an aim to develop robotic solutions for real world problems. Leveraging the skills of machine design, robotics, electronics and cutting-edge technologies such as machine learning, Nocca Robotics has developed products for multiple sectors. With exceptional product development and technical capabilities, Nocca Robotics has launched the best in class products in last 3 years.
Nocca Robotics, has been created based on the BoDE Methodology, and is one of the brightest examples of how BoDE Foundation paves the way for young minds from passionate dreamers into successful entrepreneurs. The achievement of Harshit and Nikhil along with their entire team, is a badge of honour for BoDE. The ultimate dream of the chairman of BoDE Foundation, Neil Bhaskar, is to reach the BODE Galaxy one day, stepping on the multiple stars created over the years through empowering entrepreneurships round the globe. And these are the milestones that are looked upon proudly, aspiring to fulfil the dream.