Chile government run accelerator Startup Chile has inducted 100 startups into the ninth generation of its accelerator program. The accelerator noted that these startups were selected from more than 28 countries and India accounted for 9% of the startups in the current batch.
The program offers $40,000 equity free seed capital, a one-year resident visa for any three team members mentioned during the application process and shared office space. The program will run for 24 weeks (around four months).
The accelerator hasn’t provided any country-wise breakdown of the startups but here are the Indian startups that we discovered in the current batch. If we have missed any, do let us know in the comments below:
TeliportMe: Bangalore-based TeliportMe offers an Android app which allows users to create 360-degree high resolution panoramas and share it on Facebook, Twitter, Tumblr, Flickr, Google+ or their own website. Users can also browse through popular & recent panoramas and those around their location in the app and on their website. One can also follow other users to view their panoramas in an inbuilt panorama viewer within the app.
While the app is free, it offers in-app purchases for feature upgrades like the ability to stitch panoramas later (to save battery life), Flashlight to take panoramas in low or bad lighting and Dropbox Sync among others. TeliportMe was part of 500 Startups’s second startup batch and had raised seed investment from a series of angel investors like Idealab’s Bill Gross, Vedanta Capital’s Alessandro Piol, Great Oaks Venture, 500 Startups and others. Founded by Vineet Devaiah.
TommyJams: TommyJams provides a platform which allows artists to book tours & events and venues for gigs. It also provides music enthusiasts with information on different shows happening across India.
In addition, the service allows artists to conduct crowd-funded campaigns called ‘Roadshows’ wherein fans can buy tickets for the concert and if the ticket sales doesn’t reach a specific limit, the amount is refunded back to fans. The company was part of Microsoft Ventures Accelerator’s third batch. Founded by Parth Saxena and Nikhil Kapur.
TechChamp: TechChamp website is currently behind a placeholder page, although its AngelList profile suggests that it is building a discussion platform for startups to reach out to early adopters, evangelists and influencers in their social circles. Founded by Rashmi Ranjan Padhy and Pallav Jawar.
TAO: Delhi-based TAO Education is using open source educational content to build a personalized learning environment for K-12 students based on their understanding level and learning style. It also allows users to create their own content and share it globally to earn reward points and recognition. The company says this system can also serve as an academic backend for schools. Founded by Saurabh Basantani, Badarudheen K.T., Avinash Mishra and Aakash Barot [Video Demo]
ReportGarden: Hyderabad-based ReportGarden allows online marketing agencies and freelancers to create custom white labeled Google Adwords and Analytics reports for their clients. It allow agencies to link their Google Adwords MCC (My Client Center) account and select the report type to start generating reports. It offers this service through various plans starting at $40 per month going up to $400 per month. Founded by Ashok Varma.
Zestbuds: Currently in invitation-only mode, Zestbuds is a mobile app that will allow users to discover the best dish in a restaurant or in their city through their network and through the app’s personalized recommendation engine. It will also allow users to rate and review individual dishes. According to a company presentation, it aims to make money from promoted dishes and deals & discounts apart from providing monthly trend reports to restaurants.
It is also building solutions to help enterprise developers manage their solutions easily, first of which is Sappota which helps enterprises to manage their internal Android app installs and updates, block/unblock select apps, lock/secure Android devices and remotely manage Android device storage among others. Founded by Kannan Kandappan, Dhiren Makhija and Yogesh Joshi.
Storyberry: Storyberry aims to allow users create, discover and read interactive stories designed for kids. While there is not much information on the company, its website suggests some of upcoming story titles which includes The Shoe Tree, Little Piggy and his Shadow and The Magic Pencil. It also suggests that these stories will possibly be available through an app for Windows tablets.
Field Assist: Gurgaon-based Flick2Know offers an automated on-field sales tracking and management solution called Field Assist which tracks the performance of each salesman on real time basis using QR Technology.
Each store is given an unique QR code (or Flick2Know tag as the company calls it) which provides details like name, address, and geo coordinates of the outlet. All sales executives should scan this code to register their attendance following which they can enter the sales figures of that specific outlet through a mobile app on their phone. Founded by Divir Tiwari, Peeyush Jain, Apurv Gupta and Rituraj Rathore.