Press Esc to close

HyperVerge, Doctor's Circle win GITR faceoff; both will now head to Seoul

Mamta Bhardwaj, BENGALURU: Oct 16, 2015, DHNS: 23:23 IST
Dave McClure. DH PHOTO
The Nasscom Product Conclave was concluded on Thursday in Bengaluru. The two-day event which saw participation from over 2,000 delegates witnessed 120 product showcases and 175 summits.

It also played home to India’s first-ever Mini Maker Faire organised by Maker Media in association with Nasscom and Workbench Projects. The Mini Maker Faire, which is a part science and part fun exhibit, showcased 40 Makers, including innovations from students, enthusiasts, and corporates alike.

Both events culminated in a Get-In-The-Ring (GITR) contest organised under the Nasscom 10K start-up programme. The contest, a one-on-one pitch battle between startups, saw four teams battling it out. Out of 32 contestants, HyperVerge, SnackExperts, Doctor’s Circle and SayPay Technologies were the four teams that fought out in the semi-finals.
Shortlisted from a list of 32 startups, these startups presented their game in five rounds that judged experience, achievements, business model, financials and value proposition, followed by a freestyle round.

Sitting on the panel, Dave McClure of 500 startups and Ravi Gururaj of Nasscom found winners in HyperVerge, a Silicon Valley-based startup that provides customers with cloud-based technology to save and share pictures, and Doctor’s Circle, an online healthcare startup that helps consumers make more informed healthcare decisions.
HyperVerge and Doctor’s Circle will now head to Seoul, South Korea for the Regional Final, East Asia, on January 21 next year. The International Final will take place at Medellin, Colombia on March 26, 2016. Get in the Ring is a well-known startup competition with global participation.

Thursday’s events saw speakers in Sandy Carter, General Manager, IBM; Nikesh Arora, President and COO, SoftBank Corp; Sangita Reddy, Joint Managing Director, Apollo Hospitals; and Mahesh Murthy, Managing Partner, Seedfund, among others.

Facebook tryst
To further enhance the mobile ecosystem in the country, industry body Nasscom on Thursday partnered Facebook for the first time to launch a new initiative to support developers building apps and mobile websites for ‘new-to-internet’ users.
The ‘Leaders Building for the Next Billion Program’ will invite application from developers and students. The programme will select 10 developers who will be provided with technical, marketing, financial support, and leadership skills.

Go to Top

More from this section
Photo Gallery
An electricity board worker installs a new line for the upcoming Magh Mela festival at Sangam...

An electricity board worker installs a new line for the upcoming Magh Mela festival at Sangam...

An Indian paramilitary soldier marches past the MI-8 helicopter during its phasing out ceremony...

An Indian paramilitary soldier marches past the MI-8 helicopter during its phasing out ceremony...

Transgenders society members during a protest against 'TG Bill 2016' at Parliament Street...

Transgenders society members during a protest against 'TG Bill 2016' at Parliament Street...

Protestors burn posters of U.S. President Donald Trump during a protest, organised by...

Protestors burn posters of U.S. President Donald Trump during a protest, organised by...

A man walks past the Coronation Pillar at a park in north-west Delhi that marks the iconic...

A man walks past the Coronation Pillar at a park in north-west Delhi that marks the iconic...

A laptop bag made out of cement by Indian artist Somesh Singh exhibited at the Craft Beton...

A laptop bag made out of cement by Indian artist Somesh Singh exhibited at the Craft Beton...

A view of snow covered mountains of Kashmir valley which caused due to recent heavy snowfall...

A view of snow covered mountains of Kashmir valley which caused due to recent heavy snowfall...

Snow covered mountains of Pir Panjal range seen in the backdrop of Chamera Lake in Chamba on Sunday.

Snow covered mountains of Pir Panjal range seen in the backdrop of Chamera Lake in Chamba on Sunday.

A view of the Gomateshwara statue of Shravanabelagola in Karnataka. A scaffolding and visitors...

A view of the Gomateshwara statue of Shravanabelagola in Karnataka. A scaffolding and visitors...

A view of the illuminated Takhat Shri Harmandir Saheb Gurdwara to mark of 350th Prakash Parv...

A view of the illuminated Takhat Shri Harmandir Saheb Gurdwara to mark of 350th Prakash Parv...

Like us on Facebook

Copyright 2017, The Printers (Mysore) Private Ltd., 75, M.G Road, Post Box 5331, Bengaluru - 560001
Tel: +91 (80) 25880000 Fax No. +91 (80) 25880523
Powered by Yodasoft Technologies Pvt. Ltd.