IGNITE is an extended arm of EDC Limited created to promote Entrepreneurship amongst Goan community, to facilitate generation of Employment in Goa and contributing to the growth of the Economy of Goa by:

  • Creating an ecosystem of  Knowledge, Partnerships and Infrastructure needed for the success of Startups
  • Providing an environment to build Entrepreneurship skills and support Employment Generation amongst Goan community by supporting entities to hasten setting up office infrastructure in Goa

IGNITE Innovation Hub by EDC Ltd, Goa is a high-quality facility, conceived to be an INCUBATION CENTER and a COWORKING SPACE. We aim to empower budding entrepreneurs to succeed and grow strong, scalable & successful ventures, thereby creating value for their founders, teams and the State of Goa.

The center is a sprawling 5000 sq. ft. area at EDC House, Panaji, Goa with state-of-the-art facilities to provide collaborative working, while maintaining privacy and encouraging innovation and creativity.

The core team at IGNITE EDC Innovation Hub includes experienced professionals and consultants with a track record of setting up & running Incubators across the Country. The center is managed with an open and collaborative leadership translating into positive attitude and growth.

Board Of Governors


Shri. Sadanand Shet Tanavade
Chairman, Board of EDC Ltd

Dr. Purushottam Pednekar

Dr. Purushottam Pednekar
Director, Board of EDC Ltd
Representative, R & D field

Shri. Shrinivas Dempo

Shri. Shrinivas Dempo
Chairman, Dempo Group of Companies
Representative, Industry


Prof. Raghurama G
Director, BITS Pilani
K K Birla Goa Campus
Representative, Academic Community


Prof. B. K. Mishra
Indian Institute of Technology Goa

Representative, Academic Community


Shri. Girish Bharne
Associate Vice President,
Persistent Systems Ltd

Representative, Industry


Shri. M. R. Swaminathan
Operations Head,
Tata Consultancy Services, Goa

Representative, Industry

Representative, Venture Capital Firm

Shri. Navin Honagudi
M/s. Kae Capital
Representative, Venture Capital Firm

Core Team


Shri. Ravindra Manerkar
Operations Head,
Ignite EDC Innovation Hub

Consultants to Ignite

Excubator Consulting

Shri. Guhesh Ramanathan
Founder & CEO,
Excubator Consulting