Reliance startup programme GenNext Hub helps 51 startups

In just over two years, Reliance Industries startup programme GenNext Hub, a programme to catalyse the start-up ecosystem for Digital India has helped 51 startups.

At GenNext Hub, Reliance is catalysing the startup community by bringing together emerging entrepreneurs, business leaders, corporations, industry associations, academic institutes, media, and technology enablers under one platform.

“At GenNext Hub we are catalysing a unique start-up ecosystem, which rests on the tripod of talent, technology and trust. We spot and encourage ‘talent’, help them harness their ‘technology’ and back them up by putting total ‘trust’ in them,” Dr. Raghunath Anant Mashelkar,Chairman, GenNext Ventures & Board member, RIL.

Till date, GenNext Hub has engaged leaders from organisations such as Microsoft, NASSCOM, TiE, Amazon, Google, ICICI Bank, NVIDIA, India Angel Network, Nexus Venture Partners, CIO Angel Network, YourStory, Silicon Valley based Spinta Global Accelerator, Nishith Desai Associates, to support the startup growth. GenNext Hub also works closely with IITs, NITs and IIMs to identify high-potential entrepreneurs.

Startups helped by Reliance GenNext Hub

Codemojo: Offers white labelled plug-n-play components for customer engagement

Dattus: An industrial Internet of Things (IoT) company providing hardware and software solutions

Don’t Scratch Your Head (DSYH): A cloud-based SaaS solution enabling single-window reconciliation

Happy2Refer: Leveraging the power of multi-degree referrals for hiring

Headspin: Allows testing and monitoring of mobile apps on global cell networks

Megdap: Provides TexLang – a language technology platform, for near time and accurate language translation

NavStik Labs: Developed FlytOS, the operating system for commercial drones

Recipe Book: An recipe recommendation and discovery platform based on image recognition and natural learning processing

Tagalys: Personalises visitor-product engagement across features like site search, browse and recommendations

Conexstra: Transforms shop floors

Energimate: An Internet of Things (IoT) product startup

Intelitaap: Omni-channel data driven consumer engagement platform

Mozzo: Brings offine spaces to life

Payment Gateway of India: An assisted FinTech ecosystem

Puzzelo: Branded mobile games that helps brands to reach and engage

Snippt: Platform for curated news and media content

Tiger.do: Mobile app that enables websites with a range of powerful features

Wellth: Cognitive health screening platform and products

Widely: A tool for online businesses to upgrade into a progressive web app

YoRide: A transportation app that provides route optimisation, real-time information and updates, first-mile and last-mile connectivity and mobile ticketing among others

1Mobility: Provides solutions to secure mobile devices

BeNow: Payment directly from bank account using the National Payment Corporations’ UPI technology

BuyHatke: Provides shopping insights and best price for commerce decisions

Doctors’ Circle: An Artificial Intelligence powered ‘Personal Health Assistant’ which can answer health querys

Enguru: An Edtech startup aimed at providing English language and communication skills training

Mobiotics: Delivers enterprise grade multiscreen OTT content delivery, engagement and monetisation

NutSpace: A platform that uses stories to build communication, creativity, critical thinking, confidence and life skills in children

OnGrid: An Aadhaar-enabled trust platform providing credible information

Sqrrl: A personal finance platform aimed at millennials to help save and grow their money

“GenNext Hub helped us navigate India Go-To-Market quickly through valuable mentorship and industry insights. Through GenNext Hub, we were able to conceptualise and execute several Proof of Concepts (PoCs) and market validation helped us close deals quickly and get more business with other customers,” said Manish Lachwani, Founder, Headspin.

“GenNext Hub acted as the main conduit for Dattus. Right from identifying where our technology will fit in RIL to identifying right decision makers, GenNext Hub team acted as perfect mentor,” said Lokesh Gupta, CTO, Dattus.

“Through GenNext Hub, we got valuable insights to tweak our product and service offerings and showcase our expertise in front of the CXO’s of Reliance Retail and Jio leadership,” said Sumit Karanji, COO, DSYH.

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