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As a Startup in the Field of Embedded Systems, Gnomic is Bound to Add Sheen to Ahmedabad’s Image as an Emerging Startup Hub

Shyamal Dave
31st Oct 2012
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Gnomic is an Ahmedabad, India based end-to-end Embedded Systems’ service provider company. The startup provides complete solutions in embedded system development. Right from Hardware development according to user requirement, to the Software that interacts to hardware and all peripherals, to the top level user interfaces, Gnomic does it all.

The Journey

“We started our company in December 2009 at the time of recession. We had a dream of doing something different and having our own initiative. My partners, Rahul Patel and Hitesh Bajaj, and I left our jobs and started our own initiative at an investment of 60000 Rs.  Initially, we had planned to launch an online restaurant portal but couldn’t succeed due to lack of funds. Hence we decided to try our expertise in embedded system to get projects and execute them. Initially it was tough to get projects, particularly in embedded systems. So, we learned website designing and other web programming languages and executed some local projects. We made various project proposal documents and also free demos according to many customers requirement. That helped us getting projects in the field of embedded system,” says Siddhish Sutaria, Co-Founder, Gnomic, talking about their entrepreneurial journey.

The Team

Apart from Rahul and Siddhish, the team has Hitesh as the Lead Engineer, Jignesh and Nimesh as the Developers. This team has stayed together for more than 2.5 years with a staunch belief in their idea of Gnomic.

Products and Services:

  • Designing the board to end product (Hardware Design)
  • Software Programming which includes Board Bring up
  • Kernel Programming
  • Device Drivers
  • Application development on various Processors like ARM, I686, having OS like Linux , windows, Android etc
  • User interface in .NET, JAVA, Web Programming etc
  • DVR Systems
  • IP camera and Frameworks like PSIA and ONVIF for IP camera access
  • Transcoding instruments

A Unique Challenge

We do not see a startup working in the embedded systems field so often. Hence the challenges faced by such startups remain obscure. “Embedded projects are generally very huge. Very few companies take risks to give part of big project to start-ups. Most difficult is to convince customers to trust us for their multi millions USD projects. Also, getting talented and experienced engineers is difficult in Ahmedabad,” adds Siddhish.

On a different note, Siddhish adds that, “I observed recession actually helped us as our unique selling point was our low cost product. Also, one’s contacts in the industry matter a lot. Contacts help you to get initial leads and chance to present yourself.”

Plans

“We want to add more talent and simultaneously develop a strategy to get more work from the customers. This could considerably help us increase our revenue. We also have a plan to develop some stable and saleable embedded devices to sell directly in consumer market,” says Siddhish, sharing his plans.

On a concluding note, Siddhish talks about the work culture they have built at Gnomic, “I think key to a company’s success is the company atmosphere. We all work as a family and with passion. We do not have any strict rules and regulation like other corporate companies. We try to provide our people satisfaction of work and make them live happily without any tensions in company. We periodically go out for lunch, celebrate Birthdays and other functions.” A enthusiastic startup indeed!

Do check out Gnomic’s offerings!

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