From Disruptors to Enablers – Z Nation Lab April startup Bootcamp takes campers from India to Silicon Valley

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‘Passion is half the equation, but grit is the other half.’ Now Peter Yang, co-founder of Pokéworks might be true, but when it comes to start-ups, here is a third to it – the right leg up, the boost to create the next Uber or Airbnb.
Z Nation Lab believes in giving a fighting chance to the next big idea. They minimize the risk of launching a start-up and provide the best portal to build and grow. After the massive success of Z Nation Lab’s first start-up Bootcamp, the startup accelerator based out of Silicon Valley and India, launched its Second cohort on the much wider scale, taking campers to Silicon Valley.

About Bootcamp Program

In the 3-week intensive program, Z Nation Lab will give Indian entrepreneurs an opportunity to broaden their perspective through various Mentorship sessions, peer learning and interacting with Angels, VCs, Industry experts and Venture Partners at Z Nation Lab from India & Silicon Valley. At the Second stage – Disruptive start-ups graduating from the pre-accelerator Program in India & having the potential to make a global footprint would be then qualified to attend the boot camp program in Silicon Valley.

“The Bootcamp has helped us clearly define our positioning, effectively communicate our business proposition to potential stakeholders and also gain valuable connect with Silicon Valley”, summed up Apurva Godbole – Founder of the nano drone manufacturing start-up Drona Aviation. He is an alumnus of the first batch of the Start-up Bootcamp 2016 which saw the selection of 12 start-ups out of which Z Nation Lab ended up investing in 4.
Z Nation Lab’s current portfolio includes- Smat Social, TOCH, GetParking, ScoutMyTrip, Onn Bikes and others. These start-ups from have progressed significantly –  Onn Bikes recently secured an additional round of funding from Grace Capital Ventures and Feltso further got selected for UC Berkeley’s Moonshot program in Silicon Valley.
Z Nation Lab Second startup Bootcamp

Shortlisted here are 13 startups that got selected for the 2nd batch of the early-stage tech Startup Accelerator program

CYRRUP: a company for all innovations in IoT, telematics fields that solves the big issues at the best prices. Its first innovative venture, the Vehicle Black Box is a car management device for monitoring the performance of vehicle and driver behavior providing safety, the security of the vehicle and its occupants.
QUIRKTECH: a multi-channel marketplace for global technology products and services giving Indian consumers access to cutting-edge global tech through a seamless and localized model. With a vision to create a global access gateway, Quirk Tech stands for style and innovation and seeks to simplify consumers’ lives through disruptive technology.
ANAXEE DIGITAL RUNNERS:  is creating distributed ‘human’ network of 250000+ Digital Runners across India with reach in 650 districts, 600000 villages, and making this platform (feet-on-street) available via REST API & web dashboard.
CONNEXIS: An IoT enabled Industrial Analytics company with a SaaS business delivery model. Established in September 2016, Connexis holds a vision to provide real-time visibility solutions to the manufacturing industry to help improve productivity and efficiency.
MUTTERFLY: a new age peer to peer platform that lets users rent items from people nearby and helps them earn by renting their items. It works on an asset-light model where all items are sourced from users on the platform. Their algorithms connect your request with matching users within 30 seconds and are able to deliver your items within 3 hours from the point of confirmation.
ORASI DIGITAL MEDIA: an online, global B-to-B marketplace for syndication of content along with peripheral services like Subtitling, dubbing, format conversion, etc.
INTELITAAP: provides In-store Retail Analytics for Big Box Retailers. Their product analyses consumer behavior inside the store without them having to switch on GPS, Bluetooth, Wi-Fi or even cellular data.
FAE BIKES: an electric vehicle share service, establishing a network of mini CHARGING STATIONS with very low set-up and running cost where the scooters are placed.
FLICKSYS: aims to extract maximum information from any media, reducing all the extra effort and context switching. A platform that provides relevant information from a Youtube video, as a viewer is watching it.
BHARATI ROBOTIC SYSTEMS: Fully autonomous Industrial Floor Cleaning Robots which move all over the facility on its own and Cleans the floor to the finest dirt sending reports to you regularly, at the touch of Smartphone command.
CHAIN2BOLLYWOOD: a web portal and app serving as a mother umbrella for any and everybody connected to the communication, advertising, media or the film/entertainment industry and connects everybody on a professional level.
SMART LIVIN: Redefining Smart Community Living – “managed home rental marketplace”. Where Tenants can avoid paying brokerage and homeowners can sub-let rooms in fully furnished houses.
UBOX: An intelligent SMS inbox categorizing each incoming text message into various fields.

About Z Nation Lab

With a strong presence in the Indo-US Corridor, Z Nation Lab has become one of the pioneers in the Silicon Valley- India ecosystem. They help startups to leverage global domain expertise through various programs which include: Start-up Bootcamp, Corporate Innovation Program, Access Silicon Valley and Scale-Up USA program.
Ideas are easy. Implementation is hard. It’s almost always harder to raise capital than you think and takes longer. But with the right direction and push, the rocky climb up the success ladder is plain sailing. Our endeavor is to constantly engage with the brightest minds and disruptive ideas, and give them a lift to success.  

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