Research startup Cloudatix Biz India Ventures Pvt. Ltd, and global media services company Mediaguru have partnered together to help startups excel in their ventures. In line with this, ‘Startup Accelerator Program and Internet College’ has been launched. The announcement was made in a recent event, held in association with Imperial College of London and Chief Mentor and Ex. Vice Chancellor of the University of Delhi, Prof Dinesh Singh.
Cloudatix is an emerging solution provider with a purpose to accelerate the “Digital Mission” of the country by designing solutions in the space of Connectivity, Public Wi-Fi, Railways Display Network (RDN), Bus Display Network (BDN), Remote Health Monitoring (IOT Based), Data Center Management and Mobile Application Security Platform.
Mediaguru, on the other hand, specializes in the entire lifecycle of digital asset management services, digitisation and monetisation.
The accelerator programme aims to mentor startups with well-designed programs that can help them succeed in their ventures. It will be a three month program, where 15 early stage technology startups will be incubated. Apart from mentoring, they will also be provided with access to co-working space, customers, partners and investors, as well as free credits on its Cloudatix’s Cloud platform. The programme also includes the exchange program with world’s leading technology incubator institutes such as Imperial College of London.
Commenting on the initiative, Sanjay Salil, MD Mediaguru said “We are third or fourth largest startup country in the world and with the whole Digital India and Smart Cities initiatives we would like to support the movement and the ecosystem in which we have thrived for so long. We firmly believe that this will help India to leapfrog to the next level.”
Prof Dinesh Singh further added, “The new generations of youngsters possess immense potential which only needs to be harnessed and channelized into a monetisable and successful enterprise.” As he reminisced, during his stint at the Delhi University, he noticed that “one of the DU’s students discovered 3D printer which would costs around INR 10 to 12K, whose market cost otherwise would be around INR 50K. We need to nurture this talent with right learning platform and mentorship.”
The formal launch of the program is scheduled for April 19, 2017 at India Habitat Centre.