iStart Valley, a leading business accelerator for the emerging technology based startups is excited to announce the winning startups from the Third batch of its Accelerator Program. Top seven startups were selected for the six months Accelerator program that underwent an intense and rigorous immersive experience. During the program startups evaluated their Product-Market Fit, gained traction on customer development approach, validated the addressable market and utilized the growth hacking tools. Besides gaining access to the number of free resources, Startup teams received coaching and mentoring by iStart Valley’s Entrepreneurs in residence and several other seasoned serial entrepreneurs.
Top 3 winning startups were chosen from the Final Pitch held at the end of the program based on the criteria such as traction, disruptive power of the Startup, Feasibility, Team Effectiveness etc. Winner of the First place is ProjectMQ, the global discovery platform exclusively for independent video games. Project MQ team has finalized a partnership with Kinguin, the "Ebay of Video Games", to support independent video game developers (indie devs) worldwide. As a top influencer for independent video games (indie games), and Project MQ hand-picks the best indie games from around the world. Project MQ has also been selected for the Tampa Bay Wave's new startup cohort for TechDiversity Accelerator, a first of its kind in the world. Marcus Howard, CEO and Co-founder of Project MQ sharing his experience said “iStart Valley Accelerator program has a one-of-a-kind schedule flexibility that's perfect for bootstrapped and early-stage startups. Their structure helped me fit the meetings and online assignments around my day job, family, and other responsibilities. It covers all the best practices you need to validate your startup solution, and prepare your business for an investment!”
Runner-up is Amazity, an innovative platform that Transforms Smart City into Amazing city. Amazity is built on the emerging concepts of Internet of Things, Big Data and leverages the industry leading platforms such as Tridium from Honeywell and Service Now. Amazity was also short listed as top 500 Startups in India and competing for the Smart-Fifty. MJ Charmani, Founder and Chair of iStart Valley said “We are pleased with the progress of these winning Startups from the current batch. It’s impressive that startups across the border have been able to participate and collaborate with the rest of the startup teams. iStart Valley will continue to work with the startups that have successfully graduated beyond the program to help them accelerate their growth”. Startup Team – Cycloid was awarded as the “The Most Innovative Startup” which utilizes the combination of the built in data of the On Board Diagnostics forecasts about individual vehicles. Cycloid was also a Semi Finalist at the MIT pre-accelerator program. Startup “Root”, an Artificial Intelligence driven Healthcare market focused job portal was chosen as the “The Most Promising Startup”.
Next batch of the Accelerator will begin starting Mid-September and the startup teams can apply at - https://www.f6s.com/istartvalley/apply