Meet The Winners Of IBM SmartCamp 2015 Vizag Edition - inc42



Winding up its fifth destination, IBM Global Entrepreneurship Program (GEP) has announced the winners for its SmartCamp Vizag edition.

The startups were judged by Murali Krishna Gannamani, MD & CEO of Phoenix IT Solutions, Krishnan Sundararajan, Program Director & Lab Leader of IBM Vizag Development Lab and Ravi Eswarapu, Director & VP – Operations at Pena4 Tech Solutions.

Here are the three startups that made it to the IBM SmartCamp 2015 Vizag edition:


SDRC:
SDRC offers insightful and innovative solutions to stakeholders leveraging information systems that provide reliable and timely access to data. It is a mobile application based on the widely adopted Open Data Kit (ODK) platform that offers DataBridge as a solution to link data chain including data collection, collation and dissemination.

Unihalt Services:
The company provides API based mobile solution for providing a two way communication between teachers and parents to send personalised notifications to parents. Unihalt also integrates with Biometrics to give notifications to the parents on arrival of the student in their campus.

stechID:
Stech Id solution has a framework which interfaces with different sensors using technologies of RFID, NFC, Biometric, GPS and RTLS to identify assets and people. It has build industry specific solutions using this framework for Manufacturing, Education institutes, Ports and Healthcare.

IBM SmartCamp 2015 is a startup challenge in which startups pitch to IBM executives, VCs and government executives. The Global Entrepreneur Program (GEP) was launched last year by IBM, with an aim to provide comprehensive and strong network resources to drive collaborative cloud innovation for startups.

This time GEP is being hosted at nine different startup hotspots (cities) including Kochi, Hyderabad, Chennai, Visakhapatnam, Ahmedabad, Pune, Mumbai, Bangalore and Delhi, started from September 8, 2015.

Out of nine hotspots, IBM has already selected startups from five centers viz. Kochi, Hyderabad, Chennai, Pune and Vizag being the fifth.

After getting selected from all the nine cities, the startups will compete in regional finals that will be held in Mumbai, Delhi and Bangalore.

The event will culminate with a final showdown wherein top six startups will pitch to eminent VCs (e.g. Nexus Ventures, Intel Ventures, Seedfund, Reservoir Ventures and Ravi Gururaj) in Bangalore.