Media Firm Business World has announced the first batch of ten startups for its acceleration program, BW Accelerate. This multi-city program was launched in January and is aimed to create an innovation-driven ecosystem in the country. This batch only comprises of Delhi-NCR startups and were selected from over 350 applications. The focus of the program is to make available all relevant resources and infrastructure for start-ups within the vicinity of operations, to deliver cutting edge solutions and build large businesses.
The program concentrates on product development, customer acquisition, business expansion, networking and fundraising during its 12 week course. On this, Ashu Agrawal, Director, BW Accelerate said, “We are working to change the paradigm of start-up acceleration in the country. Our eﬀort is to proactively enable startups to achieve greater heights.” He further added that enabling professionals outside the realm of the startup ecosystem to participate is a key focus area.
Here is a list of 10 startups which have been selected:
Addodoc aims to eliminate the chaos doctors have to go through when making an appointment. They had to check up on their schedule first to do so or they had to hire assistants to perform the same. With Addodoc doctors can schedule their appointments as easy as scheduling an event in their calendar doing away with the need of an assistant. The idea was inspired when its founders’ had to face these ordeals.
Around caters to all those household troubles which are usually a great deal of pain. The company provides a platform to its customers to connect them with a local service provider. The app also maps last mile delivery of service to ensure that the customers are well served. The services is backed by a team from IIM A which enables resources to upgrade skill level via collaborating with businesses in those fields.
Adurcup does away with those traditional ways of advertising, it doesn’t resorts to billboards and flier. It provides businesses a platform to advertise on disposables across quick service restaurants, thus providing a target audience which increases rate of engagement. Using company’s platform the advertiser can bypass any liaison with restaurant owner and can have pointed analytics as well. The startup is currently operation in the capital and has acquired over 50 outlets in two weeks.