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LetsIgnite, an angel summit that aims to connect startups to the angel ecosystem, has announced My Vote Today as the winner of its pitching session “The Art Of Start”.

Letsignite had received over 1020 applications for the competition, the startups were curated at multiple levels, by over 25 angel investors, including face-to-face pitch sessions.

It had selected 16 startups who pitched and further 6 startups were shortlisted for competing in the final round.

The six shortlisted startups will get a total funding of $100,000. (All 6 together). The winner, Myvotetoday, will be going to Let’s Ignite Singapore in September to pitch in front of global investors.

The Winning Startup

Screen Shot 2016-03-11 at 7.42.34 PMMy Vote Today

Founded In: January 2016

Founders: Amit Bagaria, B.G. Mahesh, Sam Agarwal

MyVote.Today (“MVT”) is a polling App which aims to improve the quality of democracy in India and other select nations, by way of citizens voting on ‘concerns that matter & matters that concern’ – in order to influence governance at the local and national level. MVT crowdsources & curates important topics on a pin-code, city, state and national level. Each user gets one #DailyPoll to vote on.

The top 5 startups included

Screen Shot 2016-03-11 at 7.42.53 PMCitizengage

Founded In: January 2015

Founders: Pronita Saxena, Ashish Malayil

Citizengage Solutions Private Limited manages a waste-to-resource network by connecting waste producers to collectors and processing facilities who use waste as a resource. With over 1,050 households and 50 businesses as clients, Citizengage now manages close to 100 tons of waste each month. The platform uses technology not only to integrate the informal sector that manages waste in India but to manage operations in real-time and generate data about the quantity and quality of waste produced at each collection point.

Screen Shot 2016-03-11 at 7.43.20 PMCareongo

Founded In: August 2015

Founders: Aditya Kandoi, Ritu Singh and Yogesh Agarwal.

It is a mobile chain of co-branded pharmacies. Being a B2B player focussed on solving the issues of authenticity and availability in the market, it is an e-Distributor providing unified procurement to co-branded pharmacies along with Analytics at all stages of the supply chain. CareOnGo currently operates in Delhi-NCR, Bangalore, Hyderabad and Bangalore (8 cities).

Intes Aquatica

Founded In: February 2016

Founders: Ganesh Yala, Michael Foley, Vasant, Awasth

Intens Aquatica is building a high end technology solution to culture (grow) edible fish intensively. The  technology approach is expected in increase the yield from conventional 4 tons/acre to anywhere in the range of 100 to 250 tons/acre.  This is possible mainly due to maintaining chemical and biological water parameters which deteriorate badly and reach toxic levels if fish are stocked at high density. Technology solution comprising of sensors, hardware, electro-mechanical processes managed by software by recirculating the water in the culture ponds.

Screen Shot 2016-03-11 at 7.43.38 PMRessy

Founded in: 2015

Founders: Koustubh Rajepandhare, Sagar Patil

Ressy – is a “Customer on Demand” application currently only for the Restaurants but designed overall for the entire Service industry to manage their capacity. In simple words it is introducing Real time Discounts ( Similar to yield Management models of Airline and Hospitality. Ressy has a merchant side application which helps the merchants to float dynamic discounts depending upon their available capacity and a user side application which helps customers to avail the discounts and pay directly using the application.

Screen Shot 2016-03-11 at 7.43.54 PMFindMeAShoe

Founded In: April 2013

Founders: Anand Ganesan

Funding: N/A

Findmeashoe.com provides virtual fitting  for footwear using a mobile based foot scanner.

The other 10 startups who pitched during the event included:

Screen Shot 2016-03-11 at 7.44.09 PMSweetsInBox

Founded In: August 2014

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Founders: Abhinav Khandelwal, Radhika Khandelwal, Abhishek Srivastava

SweetsInBox is all about emotions and connecting one back to childhood memories. People depends if someone is travelling, else there is no way to get those crunchy chakli or laddu’s that we used to eat in our childhood but not anymore.  SweetsInBox brings the curetted handpicked products from the origin to your doorstep.

Screen Shot 2016-03-11 at 7.44.24 PMSaypay

Founded In: 2015

Founders: Steve Hoffman, Ramsyam Missula, Brian Maw

It helps financial institutions transform their fragmented authentications into a seamless, enjoyable customer authentication experience using biometric technology. SayPay’s patent-pending technology eliminates the two-factor authentications using hardware tokens & OTPs by financial institutions in Wealth Management, Corporate Payments & Retail (Asia/Africa).

Screen Shot 2016-03-11 at 7.44.48 PMBYG

Founded In: October 2015

Founders: Avi, Devi

BYG provides the user the ability to book a fitness session on the go, at a dynamically adjusted price.

Screen Shot 2016-03-11 at 7.44.57 PMappIce

Founded In: 2015

Founders: Tarun Anand, Ravi Datanwala

appICE enables app marketers to engage with their users based on WHO is doing WHAT at  WHERE and WHEN to deliver contextual personalized experiences which increases engagement and helps optimize their marketing spends.

Screen Shot 2016-03-11 at 7.45.11 PMTruckola

Founded In: September 2015

Founders: Raghav Himatsingka, Keshav Himatsingka

Truckola is the Uber for long distance, inter-state transportation. The startup is attempting to disrupt the industry by making transportation services as efficient as booking a taxi on your phone.

Screen Shot 2016-03-11 at 7.45.20 PMCheckGaadi

Founded In: January 2015

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Founders: Amit Nigam, Sudhakar KSS

The startup provides impartial and hassle free “vehicle inspection services” to customers and help them make informed choices.

Screen Shot 2016-03-11 at 7.45.38 PMWhodat

Founded In: 2013

Founders: Kaushik, Sriram

Whodat is an Augmented Reality company that works on interactive products that helps furniture shoppers visualize a product in their home so they can make a more informed decision before buying it!

Screen Shot 2016-03-11 at 7.45.44 PMSupr Daily

Founded In: 2015

Founders: Puneet Kumar, Shreyas Nagdawane

Supr Daily is a subscription brand for daily needs like milk, bread, eggs, coconut water etc. The company began operations around 6 months back in Mumbai and now delivers 20,000+ orders every month thereby processing 25 tonnes of milk each month.

Qiddle

Founded In: September 2015

Founders: Nikhil Mathur, Nikalank Jain, Jagdish Adusumalli

Funding: It is backed by Sameer Nigam – Ex-Flipkart -SVP Engineering, Rahul Chari – Ex-Flipkart – VP Engineering, Anuraag Srivastava – Venture Director – Zodius Capital, Sai Venkateshwaran – Partner and Head – Accounting Advisory Services at KPMG in India, Prashant Pillai – Country Head

It is a community network for neighbourhood moms having similar age kids.

Screen Shot 2016-03-11 at 7.46.11 PMUncanny Vision

Founded In: 2013

Founders: Ranjith Parakkal, Navanee S, Devadas Parakkal

Uncanny Vision is a startup delivering optimized Computer Vision solutions for the next generation Internet of  Things (IoT) for Surveillanc Analytics applications.  Our two products – UncannyCV (Traditional Computer Vision  algorithms) and UncannyDL (Deep Learning-based Vision) are already being used by multiple Fortune 500 companies in Japan, the US and India.

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