IT giant Cisco has launched a startup accelerator LaunchPad to bring together Cisco technologies, startups and the developer community to deliver business relevant end-to-end Digital Solutions.
LaunchPad is more than an Accelerator, it’s an opportunity to be part of an innovation ecosystem. In addition to technology and business mentorship, LaunchPad offers startups a worldwide Go-To-Market engine to validate and scale innovative ideas.
The LaunchPad will be a four-month program is open to early-stage technology and technology-enabled startups. The program will mainly focus on areas like Networking and Infrastructure, Collaboration, Security, IoT, and Video. Additionally, enabling technologies like Analytics, Cloud, Machine Learning/Deep Learning/Natural Language Processing, Visualization/UX, Virtual Reality, Smart Things, and Last Mile Connectivity will also be considered.
4-6 startups will be selected for each cohort. It will run out of the Cisco Campus at Cessna Business Park, Bangalore. The program includes co-working space, workshops, speaker sessions, mentorship program, and investor/industry connects. Startups will also have access to industry leading Cisco technology platforms in Wireless/Mobility, IoT, Collaboration, Security, Networking, and Cloud. The program will end with a demo day.
The program will culminate with a Demo Day where startups will present their idea and demonstrate to Cisco leadership, prominent investors, and industry experts. The graduating startups are enrolled in the Cisco Startup Program’s Alumni Network.
The last date for applications is July 22, 2016. For further details, Click here.
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