Cisco LaunchPad: 2nd cohort (April to Aug 2017)

Appknox

Profile: Appknox detects and addresses security vulnerabilities in mobile apps, enabling their customers to achieve faster time to market and higher productivity. The company also offers testing-as-a-service to developers through regular security audits for their applications and alerts them in case a vulnerability is detected.


MishiPay’s

Profile: MishiPay’s app allows shoppers to self-scan any item in the store, pay and simply walk out with it (Scan-Pay-Go). This helps shoppers avoid long billing queues while their patent-pending technology helps stores by providing security against theft.

Dataglen

Profile: Dataglen offers highly configurable end-to-end IoT platform for monitoring and optimizing the operations and maintenance of industrial assets via remote cloud based solutions. Their primary focus is on renewable energy assets like solar plants.


Pickcel

Profile: Pickcel is a leading cloud based digital signage solution provider in India. Pickcel can be deployed for advertising, public communication for government, in-premise marketing communication and smart city monitoring.


Entrib Technologies

Profile: Entrib Technologies' ShopWorx is an industrial IoT offering that provides real time monitoring, communication, automated reporting and real time analysis of the manufacturing shop floor. They work with large automotive and plastics manufacturers.


Pycno

Profile: Pycno is an integrated agri-IoT platform with wireless sensors that plug into soil and provide users with real time critical information of soil and air from remote locations. They also provide alerts on irrigation time and probability of diseases in addition to reducing water and electricity usage through sms/call in local languages.


Imaginate

Profile: Imaginate is an augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) technology-based enterprise that offers innovative visualization products and services in the collaboration space. Their product is primarily used in training & maintenance across industrials, healthcare and defense sectors as well as in customer service verticals.


Spectral Insights

Profile: Spectral Insights offers an integrated Digital Pathology system to pathology labs, hospitals, and medical and science colleges. They offer high resolution spectral camera imaging along with analytics modules leading to better productivity at significantly lower costs to pathologists, resulting in better patient outcomes.




Cisco LaunchPad: 1st cohort (Sep 2016-Jan 2017)

IQLECT

Profile: IQLECT offers software converged platform to democratize real time data analysis. Mission of IQLECT is to make Real Time Big Data Analytic simple, pervasive and affordable for all.

Testimonial: "Cisco LaunchPad program has helped us to focus on a specific customer segment of Infra analytics compared to multiple segments we are targeting before. Working on live Cisco use cases has also been very helpful and we look forward to continue working with Cisco post the cohort as well."


Algo Engines

Profile: Algo Engines is an energy analytics platform that optimises generation, predicts failure and improves profitability of energy assets.

Testimonial: : "LaunchPad helped us refine our focus. Through its rich set of mentors, the program provided us with holistic mentorship on all the aspects of our business. We improved our sales process and increased customer engagement, which has helped us grow faster.

On the whole, we truly believe that LaunchPad is a great opportunity for technology startups to leverage Cisco's strength to accelerate their business.

Astrome

Profile: Very soon, telecom networks are expected to be: "Remotely maintainable, reconfigurable and very high capacity networks for providing dependable 4G and 5G services to customers." Through our technology, we are paving way for exactly that.

Our next generation wireless communication technology increases wireless communication bandwidth by 10 times as compared to anything that exist today. Also, since our patented technology has its core built in software, it makes telecom network deployable quickly, maintainable and configurable remotely resulting in a drastic reduction of network maintenance cost.

Testimonial: "The program has helped us understand the Telecom business better. Also, the business mentorship has been extremely useful in making our approach very systematic to understand and target customers. We are very grateful for the dedicated effort and time each person at LaunchPad has spent to ensure our success."


Teslon

Profile:At Teslon, we believe in innovating for a better tomorrow. Our Product Carenation aims to revolutionise healthcare delivery by making high quality specialist care accessible to patients in need, from anywhere.

Testimonial: "Cisco LaunchPad has enabled us to introspect and be more focused on finding the right product market fit. It has also helped us to reach out to the customer in a more streamlined and structured approach. We have definitely benefitted from the technology access provided by Cisco during the program. Overall the journey was fun and a great learning experience on both the business and individual fronts."


HaltDos

Profile:HaltDos does what bouncers do at night clubs. We provide the first line of defence against cyberattacks to ensure your website stays online and secure - all the time.

Testimonial: "Our journey with Cisco LaunchPad has been amazing and has taught us how to build a solid B2B business. With access to Cisco's core tech team, UX design and Sales team, and equipment in Cisco's test labs, we have been able to build high tech cyber security solutions that add real value to our customers. With access to Cisco's SI partners, we have been able to reach out to new customers and expand our business. Our experience has been profound, rewarding and invaluable."


VuNet

Profile:How do you connect the 1000s of dots in your IT infrastructure to keep it always on and secure, without getting frustrated? VuNet's vuSmartMaps, has all the powerful analytics built in to turn your IT teams into data scientists. But our enterprise customers still love us for cutting costs and boosting sales.

Testimonial: "Cisco LaunchPad program has enabled us with a set of frameworks and tools to help us focus more on customer and business challenges. It has also provided us with an incredible network of valuable resources."


NavStik

Profile:NavStik's technology makes it possible for developers to build complex drone applications, that are agnostic to the mechanical and electronic hardware of drones. Besides providing extensive APIs for navigation, communication, payload management, it also provides built-in security and reliability features, and advanced developer tools, to help developers focus on integrating drones with business applications, better and faster.

Testimonial: “Cisco LaunchPad has been a highly focused, intensive program, that not only provided us with the much needed startup mentoring, but also gave access to tech and business experts at Cisco and their partners. Regular discussions with these experts have helped us refine our product offering, market strategy and establish relationships with potential customers and partners, which would have otherwise taken far longer to accomplish. LaunchPad has truly accelerated our pace!"


TorchFi

Profile:Do you hate standing in long lines to place an order at the mall food court or at concession counters at the movies or even your office cafeteria? With TorchFi WiFi Waiter you can place an order from your phone, WITHOUT downloading any APP. Simply connect on to the WiFi Waiter and the menu pops up on your phone. You can place and order and even pay for it online and the staff would deliver the food to you at your table.

This service is enabled by our IoT device that converts the store's WiFi into an interactive application. TorchFi also captures the phone profile and able to identify the loyal customers when they visit again, enabling a personalized experience similar to what online portals/ apps are able to provide.

Testimonial: "Cisco mentors have been the best sounding board while we took the product to market in the US. The weekly workshops have helped us identifying the right strategy and focus on the right market segment. During the 4 months we have managed to get early adopters in the US and are now pitching to angel investors for a seed round."