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.