Saturday, November 19, 2016

IBM SmartCamp India 2016 : India’s Biggest Startup Challenge

In association with Indian Angel Network & 10,000 Startups, IBM India held its IBM SmartCamp India 2016 on Friday at Hyatt Regency in New Delhi, to find the best smart city startups in India. The global technology firm has now announced the list of top 10 most exclusive startups in smart city domain it shortlisted from 105 applications it got through online registrations.

The shortlisted smart city startups got to pitch in front of a panel of CIO's & investors which included personnel like  Sanjay Mehta, Angel investor ; Anil Joshi, Founder, Unicorn Ventures; Padmaja Ruparel, President, Indian Angel Network (IAN); Seema Singh, Leader Startup Ecosystem, IBM India, Shailesh Singh, Investor, Seed-fund among others. IBM SmartCamp 2016, Smart City Challenge, invites innovative, game-changing startups focusing on Smart Cities, Energy & Utility, Transportation, Agriculture, Safety Surveillance, Citizen Engagement

So, The Goal was to become this year's smart city Startup superstar!

The 3 winning companies will now get mentorship by IBM. Zippr emerged to be the winning smart city startup challenge, followed by TartanSense and GetMyParking as the runner's up.

Winners of IBM SmartCamp India 2016

Let’s take a look at the top 10 startups at the event:

Investors and Startups at the event

1. Zippr is a new 8-word address format that solves the problem of explaining complex addresses in India and other emerging markets. With a mobile platform on Android and iOS, Zippr is rapidly building an ecosystem of businesses and governments that are using the new format to communicate addresses for a number of reasons. It was developed by CEO Aditya Vuchi, which raised $1 Million in its first round of funding led by the Indian Angel Network. 

2. TartanSense founded by Jaisimha Rao in 2014 can trace its genesis to Jai’s passion for technology and agriculture. Tartansense provides image analytics based on ultra high resolution aerial and near infra red images acquired by UAVs. They provide tailor made solutions for Oil Palm plantations using its UAVs based approach for crop health monitoring and aerial surveys.

3. GetMyParking works on some basic fundamental and enables its users to search, book and navigate parking, saving there time from moving around the parking yard to find a space where they can lock their vehicles. The user gets a bird’s eye view of all the legal parking lots with map of locations, availability, pricing and other details and gets assured parking with cashless payment and navigation.

Selfie with Team GetMyParking

4. We Do Sky, uses drones to capture aerial intelligence that can help clients make data-driven decisions. Founded in 2014, the Delhi-based startup has completed more than 600+  projects in 15 months. The chunk of its revenue comes from real estate companies.

5. Oizom, IoT products, and analytics platform for air-quality monitoring and control. They are on a mission to lead development but not at the cost of environment. Through Next-Generation Technology and Sustainable Design-Thinking, Oizom team has developed an Ecosystem to make Environment Understandable and Predictable.

6. Loudcell, LoudCell is a technology startup providing energy monitoring and analysis of diesel generators and electrical loads. The robust technology platform has been developed in the eco-system of IoT (Internet of Things) providing intelligent business analytics for the DG power generation and consumption.

7. FlamencoTech is a FutureIP company, which provides Intelligent Digital Infrastructure Solutions. Flamenco Tech's USP is consultative solutions co-creation approach, which helps customers solve their business pain points. Flamenco Tech specializes in creating its own 'services layer' customization on top of various technologies that fulfill varied business needs of each customer.

8. EsyaSoft Technologies, an accredited company which provides Analytical & Technology solutions that enable our customers by delivering a Smart, Secure and Connected experience through disruptive technologies: Big Data Analytics, Mobility, Infrastructure, etc. EsyaSoft also offers a high degree of skills, IPs and domain expertise across a set of focused areas that include Analytics , IT Services, Product Engineering, Infrastructure Management and Consulting.

9. Quenext is an AI lab with Focus on Energy, Agriculture & Water Management. First offering from the Quenext AI - Lab: "AI - Powered End to End Decision Support system adds efficiency across the value chain in day to day and real time energy management."

10. FlyBird Farm Innovations has developed an affordable and innovative product smart Irrigation controller – Siri. It is an automatic precise irrigation and fertilization system. It can be programmed to regulate water and fertilizer soil moisture/temperature/humidity sensors. It will prevent the under & over irrigation and fertilization to crops/plants and improve the crop production.

You can also check out all the Twitter Feed of the event from here

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