Angel backed accelerator, VentureNursery, has announced the launch of Season-9 of its acceleration programme. Two startups selected for the 13-week acceleration program are Gig-it, a social event discovery platform, and Tyre Express, a business to business (B2B) marketplace for lifecycle management for commercial vehicle tyres.
Founders: Kamal Trilok Singh, Akshata Agarwal
Gig-it, a social event discovery platform, will address the needs of all those who don’t know what to do with their evenings or free time, and helps them discover interesting events based on individual interests and passion.
By replacing multiple searches with one consolidated view, Gig-it aims to organise this segment and hopes to make going out easy and exciting for people.
“We were clear that we needed to learn. And from experienced people…those who had been there and done it all with a passion for nurturing start-ups,” said Akshata.
Founders: Dinesh Wakale, Brijesh Shukla, Vinit Palkar
The startup will work with its partners to offer a range of financial solutions for sourcing Tyres and leverage technology to enable lifecycle management for Tyres.
“We chose to join VentureNursery programme as it is an excellent platform with access to high quality mentors and designed to help us address specific challenges for scaling our business,” said Dinesh Wakale.
The selected startups will have access to a pool of 80 experienced mentors from a variety of business areas and 30 VentureNursery members who will question business assumptions, help them point out gaps, draw attention to potential minefields and prepare them to draw lessons for real world issues as they scale business.
VentureNursery has so far accelerated 23 startups, of which 16 have graduated and 12 are active and growing well.
Few of its alumni include branded budget hotel chain OYO Rooms, video interview platform Talview, fashion and lifestyle social commerce platform Klip, crowd-funding platform Catapooolt, travel startup SeekSherpa, artificial general intelligence company InvenZone, last minute hotel booking company Hotels Around You, curated activity and hobby classes company FindUrClass, an on-demand home beauty and wellness services platform The Home Salon, and Fixy, an on-demand service platform for handyman, repair and home maintenance services.
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