The Bangalore AppFest2016 Winners

At the end of the first round of #AppFest 2016, apart from Prizes worth INR 5 Lacs, funding, mentorship offers and goodies from the prominent Industry members rained down upon the Winning App based start-ups.

Traveljar, a story telling Mobile App was offered seed funding & Mentorship by Adatha, a Chennai based Global Mobile Advertising Platform. Ankur Singla, CEO Helpchat volunteered to mentor Tippe, another winning App from the competition. In addition, two Augmented Reality based Apps “LiveReal & Travel AR” secured mentorship from VMAX & Microsoft respectively. Facebook stepped up and declared free membership of its flagship start-up programme called FBStart for the winners.

These awards were given away at the two-day final ceremony of #AppFest2016 in Benguluru which was attended by more than 700 apps developers from the city and surrounding areas. There were over 20 speakers representing brands like Google, VMAX, Facebook, Amazon, IBM, Microsoft, InMobi, NewsHunt etc, sharing their expertise and insights with the developers.

The #AppFest 2016 was a culmination of the three month long app developers’ competition in 11 cities (Noida, Bengaluru, Mumbai, Mohali, Hyderabad, Pune, Ahmedabad, Indore, Chennai, Kolkata and Jaipur) conducted under IAMAI’s Mobile 10x programme. 50 apps at the conceptual level were selected from among 600 apps to be completed and presented at the #AppFest2016 in Bengaluru.

The finalists were selected by a Jury covering the cross section of the Industry and they were invited to showcase their app during Appfest2016 with the condition that the idea/prototype had to be developed into a fully functional App uploaded on App store/Play store before the Appfest.

Through its two incubators at Bengaluru and Hyderabad, the AppFest Competition, Startup Summits and Apps Training Programmes, IAMAI intends to create 5 Lakh app developers, 50,000 crack apps developers and 5000 Apps start-ups in the next 5 years making a significant contribution to the emerging Apps Economy in the country.AAEAAQAAAAAAAAdiAAAAJGIyOTAxMmNlLWRiZjUtNDdiZi04ZmY4LTViOWE0MDk1ZWRlMA.jpg

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‪#‎STARTUPSPOTLIGHT‬ Urban Trippie

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‪#‎STARTUPSPOTLIGHT‬ – a regular feature that highlights the startups at Mobile10X. You could be featured here too!

THE STARTUP: Urban Trippie is a mobile application/lifestyle app that helps users enhance their city exploration experience.

THE FOUNDERS: Suraj is a computer engineer, Sanma is a Mass Media graduate with an MBA in Marketing and Prakash is a computer science engineering graduate. All have rich experience in their domains.
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THE MOBILE10X EXPERIENCE SO FAR, IN THEIR WORDS:
The Mobile 10x program will help accelerate our go-to-market by 10x. The infrastructure and opportunities provided here to the statups under incubation offer an unfair advantage over those who are making it out on their own.

#startupspotlight : Perkli

‪#‎STARTUPSPOTLIGHT‬ – a regular feature that highlights the startups at Mobile10X. You could be featured here too!

THE STARTUP: Perkli is a mobile-only customer acquisition and retention platform for local stores, restaurants, salons and spas. Perkli connects local stores to their existing customers and acquires new customers using campaigns.

THE FOUNDERS: Anup Sarode and Vishal Labhade are both BEs in IT, and have known each other for past 4 years since they met at Xaxist Arts (a gaming company).

THE MOBILE10X EXPERIENCE SO FAR, IN THEIR WORDS:
Mobile10x takes care of all the things required by a startup in initial stages including infrastructure, training, mentoring, and funding without taking ANY equity!
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For more info on Mobile 10X pls connect with satyendra@iamai.in, sajan@iamai.in, or aditya@iamai.in
Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI)
#‪#‎iamaistartup‬
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#startupspotlight : TryKaro

‪#‎STARTUPSPOTLIGHT‬ – a regular feature that highlights the startups at Mobile10X. You could be featured here too!

THE STARTUP: TryKaro is a platform to minimize the risk involved in buying of any products/services through a technology driven approach mixed with actual human interfaces.

THE FOUNDERS:
Nishant Rawat. Software Engineer Having More Than 2 yeas of experience.
Brij Mohan Purohit. Software Engineer, Application Development, Inventor (4 Patents filed), SDET, C, Protocol Certification, LTE, 3G,2G.

THE MOBILE10X EXPERIENCE SO FAR, IN THEIR WORDS:
obile 10X has a vision for creating a eco system where startups are nurtured to grow.

For more info on Mobile 10X pls write to satyendra@iamai.in , sajan@iamai.team-in , ishan@iamai.in
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Internet and Mobile Association of India (IAMAI)
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