Seedstars Delhi has announced its batch of nine startups that will compete and represent India at the Seedstars World Competition in Lausanne, Switzerland among other 65 countries.
Seedstars World is a startup competition that takes place in emerging markets. It runs more than 65 local competitions to identify the potential seed-stage startups, give them pitch training and award the winners with an opportunity to compete in the Seedstars Summit.
This year’s jury for Seedstar Delhi consists of Shreyasi Singh, director at Vedica Scholars Programme for Women; Sandro Stephen, head of north India operations at Indian Angel Network; Arpit Agarwal, principal at Blume VC; Farheen Ahmad, co-founder and director at CRON Systems; and Gabriela Fernandez, associate of Seedstars World for Asia.
Last year, a one-stop video streaming solution named Vdocipher won the Seedstar competition from India and participated in the Seedstar World final held in Switzerland in April 2018. African agritech startup AgroCenta was the global winner for the 2018 competition.
Seedstars Delhi is scheduled to be held on May 18, 2018, and will commence at 3pm at WeWork Gurugram. The winning startup will have a chance to win up to $1 Mn in equity investment at the event finale that takes place annually in Switzerland.
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Startups Competing For The Seedstars World Title
Act It Out: Founded by Manit Bhatia in 2016, Ahmedabad-based Act It Out is India’s first-of-its kind digital platform to enable production houses and casting directors to directly carry out auditions online according to their requirements.
Aether Biomedical: Founded in 2016 by Dhruv Agrawal, Delhi-based Aether Biomedical is a medical device innovation platform with its core focus on medical robotics and rehabilitation. It has develop Zeus, a bionic limb for amputees. Doctors and engineers collaborate to develop MedTech devices through the platform.
BYKUP: Founded in 2016 by Ruchir Gupta, Jaipur-based BYKUP is a single marketplace for motorbikes. Its basic USP is that it connects biker and a rider on prescribed city commute routes. The company managed to raise $200K in angel funding in two tranches of $100K in January and October 2016 respectively, and has a team of 14 , at the moment.
Curie Labs: Founded in 2016 by Abhinav Saksena and Saurabh Vij, Delhi-based energy analytics startup Curie Labs helps big commercial facilities reduce their power consumption by 25% leveraging the power of sensors and artificial intelligence. The startup recently raised $50K from Southeast Asia-based blockchain incubator Satoshi Studios to be utilised for increasing product and sales.
Impel Labs: Founded in 2017 by a team of developers and data scientists, Bangalore-based Impel Labs has developed a flagship product Recotap, an AI-driven audience engagement platform for digital media portals, retail kiosks and displays virtual assistants, web/mobile apps.
Love In Store: Founded in 2017 by Aditya Goel, Gurugram-based Love In Store is a mobile application to manage and track retail loyalty programmes, create, audit in-store assets, receive payments and engage customers.
Navia Life Care: Founded in 2015 by Kunal Kishore Dhawan and Gaurav Gupta, Delhi-based Navia Life Care is a healthtech startup specialising in building patient engagement solutions to improve health outcomes through increased compliance, monitoring and engagement. The startup recently raised an undisclosed amount of angel funding round from Benori Ventures LLP to be utilised for technology and business development.
Str8bat: Founded in 2017 by Gagan Daga and Rahul Nagar, Bengaluru-based Str8bat has created a unique blend of deep understanding of the physics and motion sciences behind cricket coupled with the best IoT technology to give players affordable and easy access to instant and visual feedback.