The five-day programme for early-stage startups was launched on Monday to mentor startups on product strategy, UX and UI, marketing, business development and presentation skills. The event concluded with a demo day where the startups made a pitched to a jury of 5 including Ravi Gururaj, Samir Kumar of Inventus, Phanindra Sama among others.
Sixteen startups were shortlisted from over 1000 applications based on interviews and recommendations. These startups went through mentoring sessions led by industry experts including Alok Anand, Pallav Nadhani, Ravi Trivedi, Santosh Bhat, Satej Sirur, Satish Medapati, Sreeraman Thiagarajan, TR Ramanujam, Vinay Tamboli and Srikanth Sundararajan.
Here are the winners at Google’s Launchpad
Curofy: Curofy is like linkedIn for doctors. It is a doctors only network allows them to connect and collaborate with each other through a mobile app.
SlamdunQ: Founded in August last year, SlamdunQ is a wearable technology company focused on enhancing sports performance. Its first application, Slam dunQ Cricket, is aimed at helping bowlers improve their skills.
LightMetrics: It is a smartphone-based driver monitoring solution that gives a 360-degree view of driving behaviour by providing visual context to driving data.
“The personal time we received with experienced mentors was extremely useful in shaping our strategy. We are now working towards building a revolutionary platform which will change the way medical industry stakeholders reach out to the Doctors,” Pawan Gupta, co-founder, Curofy said.
Other startups that took part in this edition
MedOnGo: MedOnGo is a mobile and cloud based healthcare solution. It basically lets users digitize their healthcare records in cloud platform.
Intruo: Intruo is a reviews platform for interior designers, carpenters, painters and architects.
LetsDoc: LetsDoc is a health management platform for chronic patients suffering from diabetes, high cholesterol and common deficiencies.
Finbox: Its a personal finance management assistant. The app lets one tracks and categorises spends, organises accounts and provides powerful insights in order to control the financial life of its users.
PiQube: PiQube aims at changing the way companies hire talent by making the process simple, smart and swift. Its tool helps organisations make informed hiring decisions powered by analytics with insights on over 30 factors including skills that are both tangible and intangible.
DoPartTime: It is an online portal that facilitates hiring and finding of part-time work for students, women, freelancers, pro bono and voluntary.
Monkey Box: Monkey Box helps teams securely manage and share all their client-related data such as passwords, devices, notes, files, services and much more.
Galleri5: Galleri5 is a social media platform for discovery of amazing user-generated visual content (primarily images).
Toorq: Toorq.com is a unique experience in internet sharing – a truly open, unhindered, internet-powered, location-aware experience. One can send information from or to any location (area, street, city, country). Information is organized, discovered and subscribed to by ‘channels’ (people, locations, issues, interests, etc).
Frapp: Frapp is a digital platform that connects students with local businesses. With Frapp, students can avail exclusive deals and offers at businesses around them.
Startups including Reach, SuperGenie and Devmag were also among the selected startups.
Google Launchpad is held in various cities around the world including Tel Aviv, Barcelona, Paris, Berlin and London.