Meet the 6 Qrated Startups That Presented at the 2nd Edition of Rajasthan DigiFest in Udaipur
The event started off with a 24 hour long mega-hackathon with 1800+ participants representing 450 teams across India, out of which top 3 teams won government work contracts worth Rs 15 lakhs, Rs 10 lakhs, and Rs 7.5 lakhs respectively.
The second edition of Rajasthan Digifest 2017, the 2-day mega event organised by Department of IT&C, Government of Rajasthan, for startups, turned out to be a mega-event with the participation of thousands of emerging entrepreneurs, investors, business leaders, and young aspirants.
The ‘24-hour mega-hackathon for startups’ and the ‘Investor Connect’ were the highlighted programs of the event.
The Mega-Hackathon: The event started off with a 24 hour long mega-hackathon with 1800+ participants representing 450 teams across India, out of which top 3 teams won government work contracts worth Rs 15 lakhs, Rs 10 lakhs, and Rs 7.5 lakhs respectively.
The Qrated Startups: The Investor Connect program showcased 6 Start-ups to investor partners of the Government of Rajasthan’s iStart program. The start-ups were selected from the first batch of GoR’s Qrate program, managed by Applyifi, for start-ups. Vasundhara Raje, the Honourable Chief Minister of Rajasthan, gave the first set of Qrate cards to selected start-ups.
Qrate is a unique program that assists start-ups to sharpen their business plans and investor pitch decks. The program then connects them to potential investors and customers. Start-ups are first assessed on various parameters of business, and provided with the Applyifi scorecard and assessment report on their strengths and weaknesses.
The 6 selected start-ups are:
Blueprint: provides innovative mobility solutions for the governments and businesses.
Xane: a AI powered SAAS platform for employee engagement.
Srjna: helps schools setup and manage Innovation Labs and Tinkering Labs.
ToRoots: provides a supporting eco-system to co-create experiential travel products.
Next Sky: an incredibly easy-to-use ERP solution for manufacturing companies
Bodhi: an AI based solution for coaching classes that helps predict the student’s performance, and thus allows teachers and students to take corrective action to improve scores.
Investor participation: The event had huge participation from the investor community as well. Mohit Gulati of Altius Ventures, Gopal Modi of Orios Ventures, Prasad Vanga of Anthill Ventures, Anil Joshi of Unicorn Ventures, Anirudh Damani of Artha Ventures, Abhijeet Malhotra of Lead Angels, Digvijay Singh of Indian Angel Network and Ajay Data, Mahavir Sharma, and Siddharth Agarwal of RAIN (Rajasthan Angel Investor Network) were among the investors.
Quoting Anil Joshi, Unicorn Ventures, “I was pleasantly surprised. We typically don’t see such high-quality pitches at startup events.”
During the 2-day Rajasthan Digifest, there were high-quality panel discussions, showcase of curated tech innovations, workshops and mentoring clinics, etc.