Selected Startups for 1st Batch


An online marketplace for kids products, Kidzig helps connect buyers and sellers. The tech-based platform offers curated products for children up to 14 years, typically providing all the information for the potential buyers to make a purchase decision by providing personalized results. Their tech based platform allows the sellers to build their online stores with Kidzig and promote their products. They currently have 1500 verified sellers and 50,000 products on sale. Their vision is to take the online platform overseas with international customers and sellers.

Founders: Diksha Ohri & Aishna Ohri


KrossKulture

KrossKulture is a one stop platform that unifies artists of two states to create a fusion of art, thus making India reachable to Indians. The concept revolves around creating opportunities for the aspirant Indians by making art as livelihood. Further, this helps open up a new periphery of fusion art focussed on textiles. Founded by a IIIT PhD research scholar, they periodically conduct workshops with artisans of different states for art enthusiasts. They currently have a strong consumer base comprised of loyal customers who periodically book products through them.

Founder: Rinu Ananda


A cloud infrastructure management platform, Cloudrino is entirely agnostic to hardware platform and OS running on the server. All the while it adds to the security and speed by a staggering 300 percent, owing to its proprietary algorithm. Specialising in High Availability Architecture, they are currently in the process of filing a patent. Cloudrino is an award winning solution spanning over 12000 servers globally and has acquired 195,000 users globally in a short period of 18 months. In simple words, it is an extremely fast cPanel which has the ability to be deployed on an IoT device. An award-winning solution, it has been a part of the Empower program, Upgrad, IITD-WEE Startup Leadership Program and Techstars Mumbai. Next, they were also selected to represent the Science and Technology Department of the Government in North America. Cloudrino has made a soft landing to Canada owing to DMZ and Ryerson Futures and were also apart of the Tech30- the top 30 technology companies in 2016.

Founder: Tarusha Mittal


LaKairos

La Kairos is the reality of the vision of bringing happiness to homes. La Kairos is a supreme home furnishings brand that prides itself on luxury and life. La Kairos is focused on the revival of the art of hand embroidery, and to merge comfort with class in those spaces where we rest and rejuvenate. Every collection is hand-designed and made from natural fibres. Their clientelle includes Ambassadors, Political Dignitaries, Members of the United Nations. They signed their first International Design License with an American company in 2016. Their range of Home Textiles and Accessories is currently available in India, United States and United Kingdom.

Founder: Shreya Jain


DAZL merges the worlds of fashion and IoT into a stylish smart device for women to intelligently manage their busy lifestyle across work, social life, health and home while keeping them safe and connected. The DAZL collection consists of stylish bracelets and pendants. With a filed patent, DAZL is placed at the intersection of Fashion + Hardware + Software + Data Analytics. In August 2016, they won the 'Vodafone Startup Award' and received seed funding from Vodafone and Zone Startups.
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Founder: Aditi Chadha


Tatpar Business Solutions

New Delhi-based Tatpar Business Solutions Private Limited was incorporated on 23 Dec 2014 under Company’s Act 2013. They offer an extensive line of facility services at reasonable rates. Within a span of two years, they laid the solid foundation of a strong consumer base and are presently have operations in Jaipur, Rajasthan and Delhi-NCR. Under the guidance of their co-founder who has 8+ years of HR experience, they aim to emerge as leading facility manpower service provider in upcoming years.
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Founder: Soumya S Vachaspati


Nutriflavr delivers health in flavoured packs. A Bangalore-based home-cooked food delivery service, it offers weekly and monthly meal plans. The planned menus ensure variety in taste and helps us earn faithful customers who opt for our services frequently.


Founder: Yogita Vetale


A four month-old venture, Craft Owl specializes in creating products customized to the tastes of the consumer. From greeting and invitation cards to explosion boxes, from gift tags and bags to their highly popular scrapbooks and visiting cards, everything is meticulously put together and personalised till it expresses the feelings the client wishes to convey. Each product tells a story and highlights the individuality of human spirit. Crafty Owl hopes to spark a distant memory, make one smile or look at the most mundane in a new and fonder light!
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Founder: Amrita Singh


A scientific and educational start-up dedicated to exploring and recognizing the importance of renewable energy, sustainable agriculture, energy efficiency, energy conservation, Shreeranya Renewable India (SRI) takes pride in providing cost effective sustainable technology amidst climate change to protect environment and habitats. They aid the guardians of the future to understand, adopt, protect and implement renewable technologies and sustainable solutions in their day-to-day life. They align themselves with the vision and mission of Shri Narendra Modi, like Make in India, Start-up and Stand-up India and National Action Plan on Climate Change (NAPCC). Further, they draw inspiration from his speech on 5th September 2014, people with high professional achievements should teach students.
Website : www.shreeranya.in

Founder:Riya Singh


Krishna Polymer Technology

Contributing significantly to the nation’s Make In India campaign, Krishna Polymer Technology manufactures plastic products which are currently being imported in India from different countries. Specialising in manufacture of ‘Plastic Injection Molded’ products for fan industries and paint industries and household items, they have been selected by Walmart India to be their vendor as part of the Women Entrepreneur Development Programme.

Founder: Aparna Mishra


Glow Up

Glow Up specialises in generating awareness about organic skin and personal care products. Their founder has previously worked in the banking sector, human resource development and business development for 15+ years, thus providing the requisite know-how to launch a venture with a sustainable business model. Their primary opportunity lies in lack of dissemination of knowledge amongst the masses in regard to their products, fostering a suitable environment to establish a company. Their key strengths include a highly-motivated team and a positive work atmosphere, both conducive towards producing results.


Founder: Anjana Wadhwa


A socially sustainable start-up that is working on promoting beekeeping, BeePositive++, hopes to contribute towards achieving the government’s target of doubling farmers' incomes by 2022. They are creating a country-wide network of Beekeeping Cooperatives on the lines of AMUL. Having developed a CASHLESS model, farmers will be enabled to own and run small Bee-keeping Businesses without spending a rupee! Special focus is given to training beekeepers to scientifically harvest beehive products, besides honey, which have a huge demand globally.
They have already obtained an order from the largest seller of honey in the country and a well-known restaurant chain is using their products.They plan to develop an app which will help in running the logistics of the cooperative, enable beekeepers to connect with their experts for resolving issues related to bee health and smoothen the process of payments and order tracking.
They have been covered in press releases including- Times of India, Economic Times, Amar Ujala, The Tribune, CNBC-Young Turks and NDTV.

Founder: Kanupriya Saigal


Let's Barter India is the World's Largest Community for barter on Facebook. They are bringing back the tradition of barter to India, via an app and Facebook group. Today, they are a member community of over 1,86,000 members who are advocates of barter and exchange their goods and services on a daily basis. Their app brings the concept of barter to your handsets and helps one connect with others for exchanges around them.

Founder: Pooja Bhayana


Ankita Gulati

Presently working on affordable interactive multimodal books for visually impaired people, the venture has received support from MHRD and DEITY for carrying out translational research. Their book is an Indian cost effective alternative to multimodal solutions available in global market costing around $800, whereas, the cost for their product is almost 1/100th of the international cost. National Innovation Foundation has recognized their efforts by felicitating us with Gandhian Young Technological Award at the Rashtrapati Bhavan. They have also registered a patent for their proprietary solution. Recently, they won WeChallenge Pitching contest at ThinkBig2016 conference organized by the State Government of Karnataka.

Founder: Ankita Gulati


A four-year old venture, Baked Beauty specialises in providing highly customised baked goodies- ranging from cakes, brownies, cupcakes, macaroons, chocolates et al. Based out of Delhi-NCR, Baked Beauty also prepares unique snacks like Masala Chai Cake or Gulab Jamun Cake to appeal to the Indian tastebuds. Their efficient doorstep delivery model ensures positive feedback across their social media accounts- which was their launchpad. Currently, they participate in various food festivals- like Grub Fest or Palate Fest and have introduced, ‘Be A Home Baker'- a specialised workshop wherein girls are trained how to bake and subsequently start there own venture. Their rising popularity accredited to sheer word-of-mouth, Baked Beauty is contacted for numerous occasions- from weddings to baby showers.

Founder: Saniya Sarguru


Chamkili

Chamkili deals with reusing and upcycling household items that are otherwise thrown away, thereby offering employment and skills to women. Stemming from a hobby, Chamkili offers products which are lifestyle accessories with utility and aesthetic. They are created from general household items like- old newspapers, plastic bottles, glass bottles, old clothes, cardboards etc. These are transformed to make items like bags, table runners, lamps, cushion covers, gifts and jewellery pieces. With their raw material being easy to source, their products are reasonably priced and appeal to wide range of people. Also, Chamkili offers producing personalised gift items for clients who provide them material with high emotional value.

Founder: Surbhi Gautam


Early Engineers

Addressing the problem of the need for computer science lessons at the school-level in a structured, scientific and practical way, EarlyEngineers.in have developed content in both soft and hard format to provide a platform to schools, teachers and individual students. With the goal to fulfil the dream of Digital India in mind, the idea is to provide both a B2B and B2C model to customers- including schools, governments / education administrators and individual students. Presently EarlyEngineers.in is providing services across Gurgaon, covering various STEM programs for schoolchildren in the areas of Robotics, Coding, Mobile App Design, Engineering Concepts. Delivered across multiple locations within Gurgaon, students of the programme have been part of National Level Robotics Competitions, emerged as finalists at Google coding contests and excelled in several other competitions. Every program provides fun-filled learning session enhancing students’ proficiency in 4 C’s: Creativity, Critical thinking, Collaboration and Communication.
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Founder:Kavita Jain


Working with farmer producer organisations that include over 650 rural women farmers from Afghanistan and different states of India, Guna promotes eco-positive eating by marketing handmade organic products and conducting Macrobiotic food workshops. Their venture partners with the UNFAO Save Food Initiative and are a women-led organisation which emphasises on recyclable packaging and waste reduction.
Their founder is a Macrobiotic coach who graduated from King’s College London and trained in organic, macrobiotic cooking from Daylesford Organic Cookery School & Whole Food Harmony (UK).
So far, they have collaborated with the following brick and mortar stores along with several online stores such as Amazon , Smartcooky.com , ecotokri.com.

Founder: Neha Upadhyay


Dr. Ritu Sethi

By reviving the ancient medicinal practices of Ayurveda, Dr. Ritu Sethi, aspires to eliminate diseases in the rural areas of India. The preliminary idea revolves around provision of preventive solution for ailments like joint pain, allergic cough and cold, menstrual problems, skin problems, dengue, chikungunya etc. in the form of dispersible granule sachets, which can be mixed in hot water to provide relief. The founder, a practicing Ayurveda doctor who has been researching for 16+ years, hopes to provide this medical solution to villages at a price that is even below the price of 1 litre of mineral water i.e. Rs. 10/-. Further, the venture aims to empower the village Lokpal to give employment to the womenfolk at the grassroot level.
Presently serving in Holy Family Hospital as a Senior Consultant for the past 9 years, the founder strives to implement this idea in the most economical way possible.

Founder: Dr. Ritu Sethi, M.D. (Ayurveda)