iAccelerator, the flagship programme of the Center for Innovation, Incubation and Entrepreneurship (CIIE) at IIM Ahmedabad, has picked eight startups in its latest batch. The startups were selected a few months back and went into a three-month bootcamp in late October. The demo day will be held in late January 2013.
Startups participating in the programme will receive investment of up to Rs 10 lakh for their project in the incubation residential programme.
"This time around, the focus is on startups with a social orientation," said Pranay Gupta, joint CEO, CIIE â€“ IIM-Ahmedabad.
Here's a quick look at the startups participating in the current batch.
Tookitaki : It is a social recommendation engine that helps enterprises reach out to their target audience.
ToCha : It creates mobile apps that serve as historic walking tours of monuments in different cities in India. They focus on creating content that will change the way users learn about Indian history, culture and mythology.
TruSkills : Its solution aids in creating and publishing online, interactive learning modules by extracting classroom and personal teaching instructions.
OfaBee : It is a software development kit that enables realtime communication for mobile apps and multiplayer games in iOS, Android and Windows.
FRILP : Acronym of 'Friends Help', FRILP is a platform that allows users to find trusted service professionals and businesses most suited for them through referrals from people in their trusted network.
Focaloid : It is a social platform for photographers and enthusiasts to showcase their works and engage with fellow photographers from around the world.
Nukkad : It is a mobile platform that allows users to explore stores around and get updates from them.
PlayPower : It makes educational games for PCs and mobile devices that generate measurable learning outcomes and can be used in and out of schools
Launched in 2009, iAccelarator is a flagship programme of the CIIE. Since its inception in 2009, the programme has supported 27 successful startups in the internet and mobile space.