IBM Global Entrepreneurship Program (GEP) has announced the winners for its SmartCamp Chennai edition, which commenced earlier this week.
The startups were judged by Chandu Nair, Entrepreneur- Adviser, Angel investor & Investment banker, Vijay Anand, Founder at The Startup Centre, Dulles Krishnan, Executive Director at IBM Industry Cloud
Solutions, Asia Pacific, R Subramaniam Iyer, Founder at SmartKapital, Rama Bethmangalkar, Principal at Ventureast, Laks Krishnamoorthy, Director, Reporting Centre of Excellence at PayPal India and Nishanth Chandran, CEO & Co Founder of GrowZippy Solutions.
Here are the five startups that won the IBM SmartCamp 2015 Chennai edition:
Tagalys allows online retailers to fully customize their site search, product recommendations, merchandising, and product sorting functionalities, along with tag based reporting and analytics to increase revenues.
Appiyo is a private social and computing platform on cloud and mobile for actionable big data, IOT and tasks on mobility devices. It provides ‘Actionable (Structured) Messaging’ to bring about a behavioral change in how one interacts with the computing world using actionable messaging with-in instant messengers.
vidCampaign is the cutting edge video email marketing tool for the digital marketer and CMO who wants to have analytics on their fingertips. This allows effective customer communication and sales enablement and monitors the end-to-end engagement of the video and email.
Hasuradb is a Backend-as-a-Service (BaaS) that provides a document API over a relational database (Postgres). Typically, in any application backend, most of the code deals with checking permissions and marshalling data (to and from) the database. A BaaS aims to solve this problem.
Graaby is Universal Rewards program and has the potential to support an entire ecosystem of amazing simplifying technologies. It is a universal NFC (Near Field Communication ) based reward platform on cloud which allows businesses to increase & retain their customer base at lower cost.
IBM SmartCamp 2015 is a startup challenge in which startups pitch to IBM executives, VCs and government executives. The Global Entrepreneur Program (GEP) was launched last year by IBM with an aim to provide comprehensive and strong network resources to drive collaborative cloud innovation for startups.
This time GEP is being hosted at nine different startup hotspots (cities) including Kochi, Hyderabad, Chennai, Visakhapatnam, Ahmedabad, Pune, Mumbai, Bangalore and Delhi, started from September 8, 2015.
After getting selected from all the nine cities, the startups will compete in regional finals that will be held in Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore.
The event will culminate with a final showdown wherein top six startups will pitch to eminent VCs (e.g. Nexus Ventures, Intel Ventures, Seedfund, Reservoir Ventures and Ravi Gururaj) in Bangalore.
Startups can apply for the program to the nearest city by filling this form.
[This article is part of a sponsored series by IBM SmartCamp]