Dubai, August 23 – Startupbootcamp Smart City Dubai, the leading Smart City Accelerator in the MENA region, announced on the 15th of August the 10 startups joining its second cohort.
Following our first cohort success, we launched our second cycle last April which received more than 600 applications from all over the world. 20 startups were shortlisted and invited to attend the intensive 3 days event. The startups had to go through pitch training and mentor 1:1 meetings with more than 20 mentors from our network, before the top 10 startups were selected.
Selected startups will now join the three-month intensive program starting on the 17th of September. Teams will work thoroughly on shaping their product with the help of our wide mentor network. After the three months, the 10 teams will pitch their ideas once again in front of a panel of investors and corporate executives during Demo Day, where the startups will officially ‘graduate’ from the program.
Here is a glimpse of our 2018 cohort:
B3 Digital Solutions (UAE): An advanced Analytics and precision medicine implementation company which builds products that support personalized healthcare / precision medicine with the purpose to ensure early diagnosis and patient safety.
CloudParc (USA): A smart city platform that applies machine learning and computer vision to capture, digest, distribute, and act on real time data. The platform automates the entire parking lifecycle including detecting parking space availability and variable pricing meter. In addition to automatic capturing of parking violations and collecting payment.
Earth Energy (India): Earth Energy EV develops affordable, efficient and easily adoptable electric vehicles for the targeted international markets.
Greenturn (India): helping enterprises optimize energy spends through data driven insights. Their experience and researches show that 20-30% of the energy is wasted due to lack of visibility into energy usage. Greeniee helps clients understand their energy usage and helps them optimize it through data driven insights.
Hello Pickups (UAE): Hello Pickups provides a completely automated system for customers to move their goods and house hold items by connecting nearest transportation vehicles whenever and wherever required.
HireHunt (Egypt): A smart recruitment platform that utilizes AI and automation to enable companies and communities with a faster, more efficient hiring process. Gamified assessments and conversational aspect of the platform allow HireHunt’s machine learning and linguistic analysis to use this historical data for better and faster talent and employer matching.
Safe Driving Network (Egypt): Using in-cabin artificial intelligence events recorder SDN-100 and web platform developed using AI, computer vision and big data to detect the driver behavior in real-time to prevent collisions, evaluate and coaching the drivers.
The Uncube (India): The Uncube is a workspace management tool for companies that optimizes their workspaces. It provides flexibility to their employees, by generating analytics and data trend assessment to drive intelligent decision making about real estate planning for enterprises
This is Cowork (USA): This is Cowork is an ecosystem that connects thousands of coworking spaces, their members, entrepreneurs, freelancers, vendors and investors; through a block-chain supported decentralized platform. Ir boosts the monetization through AI-driven engagement and business strategies. It supports creation of Smart Cities.
Touchwizard Technologies (India): Touchwizard Technologies builds VR solutions to help businesses innovate and scale. Their product Scale VR is a platform that provides content creation, cross platform support and collaboration for businesses.
Pelin Sahin, Startupbootcamp Smart City Dubai director commented on the new cohort, “We are super excited to be working with an innovative diversified group of entrepreneurs, and for the first time have an all female founders team (The Uncube) from India, which is a great example for female entrepreneurs empowerment.”
The program will provide teams with €15,000 in funding, an official entity in DSOA, access to exclusive startup services, 6 months of office space at Dtec, and access to Startupbootcamp’s global network of highly-qualified mentors, angels and VCs.
All of this is possible because of the constant support of Startupbootcamp Smart City Dubai partners; Smart Dubai, du, Dubai Chamber, DSOA, Orange Business Services, Visa and RIT Dubai.