IBM Global Entrepreneurship Program (GEP) has announced the winners for its SmartCamp Hyderabad edition.
The startups were judged by Jayesh Ranjan, IT Secretary to Telangana government, Srikanth Sundararajan, Partner at Helion Ventures, Srinivas Kollipara, COO of Telangana Startup Hub and Vineel Reddy, Founder of 50K Ventures.
Here are the startups that won the IBM SmartCamp 2015 Hyderabad edition:
StoreONGO.com: The startup aims to be the mobile first power listing platform for 20+ Mn businesses and
professionals with their products, offers and services, by delivering mobile presence for businesses.
FreightBazaar: An integrated e-transportation marketplace for truck users and suppliers. With this, truck users can publish their load availability, choose suitable truck supplier and e-confirm the truck hiring. While truck suppliers can respond by submitting quotations, update Trip status, along with online freight Payments and GPS tracking, which will be made available in future.
Meltag: Meltag’s platform weaves seamless shopper engagement workflow by providing an omni-channel experience across Text (SMS), Voice (IVR/Missed Call), Twitter, FB, PoS and mobile apps. Meltag helps companies to segment, target and profile consumers by mapping and processing external research data.
TruckSumo: The platform connects transportation service providers in real-time with SME’s who need their services using GPS technology. By reducing empty trips and waiting time, it helps increasing revenue for driver.
Goose Technologies Inc: The startup is a labelling and artwork management (LAM) solution provider. Goose has developed a world-class integrated technology platform for changing Pharma landscape called Harmony. Harmony automates entire label and artwork management collaboration process in real time by linking the checklist points directly to the regulatory guidelines, which are used to review regulatory guidelines around content, accuracy of dates and manufacturing details etc.
IBM SmartCamp 2015 is a startup challenge in which startups will pitch to IBM executives, VCs and government executives.
Global Entrepreneur Program was launched last year by IBM with an aim to provide comprehensive and strong network resources to drive collaborative cloud innovation for startups.
This time GEP is being hosted at nine different startup hotspots (cities) including Kochi, Hyderabad, Chennai, Visakhapatnam, Ahmedabad, Pune, Mumbai, Bangalore and Delhi, started from September 8, 2015.
Out of nine hotspots, IBM has already selected startups from two centers now. Prior to this, it had announced the winners for Kochi edition, around two weeks back.
After getting selected from all the nine cities, the startups will compete in regional finals that will be held in Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore.
The event will culminate with a final showdown, wherein top six startups will pitch to eminent VCs (e.g. Nexus Ventures, Intel Ventures, Seedfund, Reservoir Ventures, Ravi Gururaj) in Bangalore.
Startups can apply for the program to the nearest city by filling this form.
[This article is part of a sponsored series by IBM SmartCamp]