Admirable Sponsors of Kanavu Cross Country Run


We are ecstatic to announce the generous sponsorship received for our upcoming Kanavu Cross Country Run on June 25th, 2023. We extend our heartfelt gratitude to our proud sponsors for their unwavering support. Their remarkable contribution ensures a magnificent event that will inspire runners and make dreams come true.


Empowering B2B SaaS Startup Growth with Smart Capital and Global Expertise

       Venturing into the world of B2B SaaS start-ups can be daunting, but Hourglass is here to fuel your success. As a venture capital fund rooted in Silicon Valley, with an extensive network spanning Europe and Asia, we are dedicated to empowering extraordinary entrepreneurs. Our team of experienced enterprise technology and Startup veterans brings over 60+ years of global expertise to the table, helping turn your innovative ideas into profitable, high-growth businesses. At Hourglass, we don’t just invest in amazing entrepreneurs – we work closely with them to enhance their chances of success, providing smart capital that improves the time and probability of achieving their goals.

Product Studio and Go-to-Market Catalyst

At Hourglass, we believe in bringing ideas to life with speed and precision. Our Product Studio offers access to a development studio that supports you from concept to market, accelerating your product roadmap and reducing time to market. With our full-service product development services, you can bring your vision to fruition faster, supported by our team of experts. But we don’t stop there. Our Go-to-Market catalyst propels your B2B market penetration, providing strong connections to global enterprises for our portfolio companies. With Hourglass by your side, you can access your target markets globally and achieve faster growth and market expansion.

Your Growth Catalyst for B2B SaaS Success

       When it comes to scaling your B2B SaaS Startup, Hourglass Venture Partners is your trusted growth catalyst. Our comprehensive approach combines venture capital investment, full-service product development expertise, and a global, industry-led go-to-market strategy. With our smart capital, we go beyond mere financial support, actively partnering with exceptional entrepreneurs to improve their chances of success. By leveraging our extensive network and deep industry connections in Silicon Valley, the UK, Europe, and India, we maximize your opportunities and accelerate your ability to build and scale your vision. Join forces with Hourglass Venture Partners and unleash the full potential of your B2B SaaS Startup, driving growth and making a lasting impact in your industry


The Journey From Turmeric Trader to Spice Powerhouse

        Founded in 1975 by Mr. P.C. Duraisamy, Sakthi Trading Company started as a small-time turmeric trading business in Perundurai, near Erode. With a keen interest in spices, Mr. Duraisamy expanded the company’s product range to include pure spice powders such as Turmeric, Chilli, and Coriander. However, selling masala powders in those days posed significant challenges, particularly among traditionally conservative oriental women. Overcoming these hurdles with determination and persistence, Mr. Duraisamy introduced the concept of “Easy Cooking” and successfully penetrated the kitchens of households across India and beyond.

Empowering Communities and Ensuring Quality

       In 1997, Sakthi Trading Company transformed into Sakthi Masala Private Limited, named after its brand name “Sakthi.” Today, the company manufactures over 50 varieties of Spice and Masala powders, a dozen varieties of Pickles, Flour, Appalams, Ghee, and Sunflower Oil. Sakthi Masala not only adds value to agricultural products but also plays a crucial role in supporting and encouraging the farming community. By employing women and differently-abled individuals from rural areas, Sakthi Masala creates employment opportunities and helps them lead honorable lives. The company’s commitment to quality is reflected in its IS/ISO 9001:2008 certification from the Bureau of Indian Standards, New Delhi. Serving a diverse customer base ranging from housewives to restaurants, hostels, hotels, and canteens, Sakthi Masala reaches households in every corner of the country through its robust marketing network.


[ Builders Engineering College ]

Nurturing Excellence in Education on a Modern, Green Campus

Located on a sprawling 200-acre modern campus, Builders Engineering College (formerly Erode Builder Educational Trust’s Group of Institutions) stands as a testament to academic excellence and value-based education. Founded in 2009 by the Erode Builder Educational Trust (EBET), this NAAC-accredited institution is committed to providing a transformative learning experience. Led by major infrastructure developers, the college boasts state-of-the-art infrastructure, creating a green, eco-friendly, and Wi-Fi-enabled campus. With a focus on enlightenment, employability, and entrepreneurship, Builders Engineering College offers outcome-based education through highly qualified and experienced faculty members.

Students also benefit from the SWAYAM-NPTEL local chapter for online education, ensuring a comprehensive and enjoyable teaching-learning environment. The college further supports students’ career aspirations by offering 100 percent placement assurance, scholarships for meritorious students, and valuable internship training opportunities through tie-ups with high-profile industries and companies. Additionally, the provision of furnished separate hostels for boys and girls and an institutional bus facility within a radius of 50 km ensure a comfortable and accessible learning environment for all.

[ Kangeyam Institute of Commerce ]

Empowering Minds for a Budgeted Life and Endless Possibilities

       As a truly unique institution, Kangeyam Institute of Commerce is dedicated to nurturing young minds and equipping them with the skills and mindset needed to thrive in the world of commerce. With its primary goal of exposing students to the intricacies of finance, fiscal policy, merchandising, international trade, and more, the institute instils the confidence and fortitude necessary for navigating a budgeted life. By providing a comprehensive education in commerce, Kangeyam Institute opens up a world of career opportunities for its students, empowering them to embrace endless possibilities and make their mark in the dynamic realm of commerce.


Building a Legacy: 66 Years of Visionary Construction Solutions

With a legacy spanning over six decades, URC Group has emerged as a trailblazer in the construction industry, driven by the vision and values of its founder, Shri U.R. Chinnusamy. Since its establishment in 1956, the company has continually evolved and adapted to meet the changing needs of a developing nation. From constructing dams, canals, and hydroelectric power plants to support agricultural growth, to addressing housing deficits and establishing educational institutions, URC Group has played a vital role in nation-building. As the years progressed, the company diversified its portfolio, venturing into sectors such as agriculture, healthcare, hospitality, and urban infrastructure. Leveraging the latest technology and methodologies, URC Group has consistently delivered long-lasting solutions that empower communities and contribute to the overall development of India.

Driving Growth and Innovation through Future-Forward Construction

Positioned as a symbol of integrity and excellence, URC Group has consistently remained at the forefront of the construction industry in India. The company’s journey, marked by foresight and adaptability, reflects its commitment to anticipating and meeting the evolving needs of the country. Over the years, URC Group has successfully undertaken projects in diverse sectors, ranging from fundamental infrastructure to niche industries. By embracing globalization and harnessing its expertise, the company has contributed to the development of universities, hospitals, 5-star hotels, tech parks, airports, and data centers. With a forward-looking approach, URC Group continues to excel in major infrastructure projects, utilizing its extensive experience and expertise in the execution of design-build projects. With a focus on speed, efficiency, and quality, URC Group is shaping a prosperous future for India, one construction project at a time.


Enhancing Communication Skills for All Ages

The Kanavu School of English is dedicated to transforming lives by providing comprehensive English language education. Our five branches, with plans for further expansion, aim to break language barriers and empower individuals in villages, towns, and cities.

Listening, Watching, Reading, Speaking: The Key Pillars of Learning
Our holistic approach focuses on four essential pillars: listening, watching, reading, and speaking. By actively engaging in these practices, students of all backgrounds develop stronger communication skills, unlocking new opportunities and fostering personal growth.

Professional Training and Inclusive Learning Environment

Enriching Lives through Language Education: At The Kanavu School of English, we are committed to creating a supportive and inclusive learning environment. Our professional trainers ensure that students, parents, graduates, and professionals receive the best guidance, making the process of learning English enjoyable and accessible to all. Breaking Barriers, Building Bridges By eliminating the perception that English is a barrier, our goal is to empower individuals to overcome limitations and embrace the advantages of bilingualism. Located in Sivagiri, our school serves as a catalyst for change, bridging the gap between communities and opening doors to a brighter future.

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