Bengaluru Pre-Accelerator Cohort April 2018

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Z Nation Lab, being one of the valued startup pre-accelerators in India,  has been bridging the gap between founders, mentors, and corporates; driving change in a growing ecosystem of entrepreneurship with long-term focus on exits. This April, we took our next step and launched Z Nation Lab’s 6th Pre-Acclerator Cohort in Bengaluru with a focus to identify high growth startups from southern part of the country.
The recently concluded cohort saw participation of founders from domains which included – Augmented Reality/Virtual Reality, Logistics, Fintech, Healthtech, Foodtech, Enterprise Technology & Security. Z Nation Lab’s core team, partners along with Silicon Valley advisors engaged with various startups over 3 days of intensive discussions which covered business & technology validation, one-on-one sessions and pitch coaching.
The highlight of Day 1 was an Exclusive Fireside Chat on Reshaping Large Corporates through Innovation. We had distinguished speakers like Harsh Gupta – Director, Voice of Customer at Walmart Global eCommerce, Anand BR – Retail Technology Solutions Specialist and Satish Mugulavalli –  Director Technology at YourNest Venture Capital – who shared their perspectives on open innovation and how startup solutions are shaping up the disruptive technology landscape.
Learning from the failures and successes of experienced entrepreneurs always helps budding founders understand the challenges of starting up. That is where the role of pre-accelerator comes into picture. The fireside session on Day 2 gave these deep insights to the cohort participants when Santosh Panda  – Founder, Ankur Dinesh Garg – CEO and Namit Jain – Founder of ONN Bikes shared their journeys of having been through multiple ventures.
Day 3 concluded with feedback to startups followed by one-on-one investor pitch sessions. Being a pre-accelerator event, it helped budding entrepreneurs on how to pitch their idea. As Thomas Edison rightly said, “The value of an idea lies in the using of it.” So, this pre-accelerator event proved to be a great platform for learning how to present and sell the ideas.
Have a look at who all made it the April Bengaluru cohort– 
Loktra Technologies – An enterprise SaaS platform for field sales automation – currently focused on BFSI sector – used to enhance field sales team’s productivity and assist management in real-time data-driven decision making.
Zyme Technologies Pvt Ltd – A cloud-based fleet management solution. Features offered by the solution include real-time tracking, fuel comparison, engine diagnosis, trip history, driver management, fuel efficiency, geofencing, and cross-platform integration capabilities.
Fabrik Space – A cloud-based platform to use drag-and-drop tools and quickly create immersive experiences that is hosted as a website, mobile app or on head-mounted devices (HMDs).
UDMA Technologies – Focused on developing a solution to facilitate digital transactions without an internet connection, while supporting both smart & feature phones.
VdoCipher Media – Cloud based technology to address the problem of piracy and video leaching on video websites. Premium video authors can host their video content through VdoCipher which offers encrypted streaming to prevent user from downloading.
Gano – A product in the Oral care & Dental space providing Ultra-Violet Based Imaging for Enamel Health.
FoodnI – B2B single window enterprise hospitality as a service company, making it easy to discover, order and fulfil all office food & team outing needs either in campus or outside.
Trustcheckr – An AI-enabled tool to identify and remove fake users which has a proprietary algorithm tested on 1M data points and use of AI & ML in image comparisons.
About Z Nation Lab:
Z Nation Lab provides an ecosystem to tech entrepreneurs and startups to help them accelerate their growth. We are an early stage accelerator which empowers entrepreneurs with capital, technical expertise, and network. We bring together high-quality mentors, subject matter experts, experienced professionals, investors and VCs under one roof. The focus is to help curate and nurture a community that offers an environment for innovation to thrive.
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