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BizSpark 2012 Finalists: Shoonya, RedBytes, Reverie, HeyMaya & More

In the recently concluded BizSpark startup challenge, Microsoft had provided a total grant of $97, 000 including a $30,000 grant to the winners NowFloats Technologies and Aurus Networks, $15,000 grant to runners-up VDime Innovative Works and CipherGraphs Networks and $1000 grant each to four runners-up in the cloud category and three runners-up in the mobile category. There were a total of 16 finalists across two categories - Cloud and Mobile. Yesterday, we had covered eight startups that presented in the event, here is the remaining eight startups that presented at the challenge: Shoonya: Pune-based Shoonya develops immersive audio and visual experiences, interactive 3D experiences and interactive 3D architectural visualization services across various platforms like the Web, iOS, Android and PCs. The company launched its first product Virtualworship.in, which is based on Unity game engine and offers a 3D virtual temple experience.  The company claimed to have recorded more than 65,000 visitors since April 2012. Among the experiences currently offered include a 3D Krishna temple and a 3D Ganesha temple (Video Demo) which are currently available on iOS for $1.99 and on Chrome Webstore for free. Shoonya is currently working on a creating a framework for interactive 3D space visualization and design for the web, mobile devices and kiosks. The company's future plans include extending its offerings to multiple app store, introducing micro transactions to its web offerings, developing onsite solutions for kiosks and temples and a possible Kinect offering by the end of this year. It added that the company is currently in talks with ISKCON, Maharashtra Tourism Development Corporation (MTDC) and OnlinePrasad.com for…

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