Rajesh Sawhney led GSF Global Accelerator Program has announced the list of its next batch with 11 startups filtered from 500 applications across the globe. The global accelerator program will connect selected entrepreneurs to peers, mentors, advisors and investors in India, Singapore, SF, NY, Boston and Toronto.
Startups will go through an intense mentoring and coaching program starting with five weeks in India, followed by four weeks in SF, two weeks in NY, including each week in Toronto and Singapore.
A diverse group of successful entrepreneurs and industry experts mentors the startups through the accelerator program. They will connect with angel investors, and different seed and venture capital firms, through rigorous workshops, one-on-one office hours, office visits and informal networking mixers.
Recently the GSF graduate (first batch) startup, Little Eye Labs, got acquired by social networking giant Facebook.
A quick look at the selected startups:
- Trip MD connects patients to trusted healthcare worldwide.
- GuideTrip is a global content driven online platform which helps in connecting travellers and guides globally.
- Greymeter is an interactive talent community where organizations crowdsource real world challenges to get innovative solutions while students earn exciting rewards.
- GigStart is a marketplace that provides quick and transparent connection between entertainers and party planners.
- Pxify is building a free graphic design program that’s focused on being as easy-to-use as possible, which integrates collaborative features so that design teams and clients can work alongside one another.
- WhatFix helps business on-board their customers seamlessly and provides interactive knowledge flow to enhance product adoption.
- WizenWorld is a gaming startup that teaches math & science concepts to middle school students through engaging multi-player games.
- Daily Rounds is an app learning platform for doctors to review clinical patient case studies.
- Cuztomise helps field service businesses to reduce their operational costs by its workforce scheduling and optimization, through an app and Platform as a Service offering.
- AirStream enables accessing files & streaming media from multiple computers and multiple cloud services like Dropbox, Google Drive through a single app on any mobile device.
- Hashtago is developing core technology for hashtags mining, tracking, targeting and analytics for B2B solutions and customer-oriented services.
Speaking about startups selected for the new batch, Rajesh Sawhney points out, “The selected startups have diverse business models and target markets. However, the common factor between all the startups selected for GSF Global Program is their vision to go global. Ranging from a startup facilitating high quality medical tourism, to a startup providing innovation platform for crowdsourcing business solutions, to another one developing a graphic design app with vector editors and collaborative capabilities, this cohort is set to establish new benchmarks in the tech world.”
The GSF led startups have shown significant uptake by the investor community and corporate world. Close to 15 out of 25 companies in GSF portfolio have successfully raised seed financing, five have raised Series A funding and three companies have had exits.