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April 09, 2013

Deal Alert: Technology for Impact Accelerator announces the first batch of 16 startups

The Technology for Impact Accelerator program for business creating social impact, an initiative by CIIE- IIM Ahmedabad and Village Capital, has announced its first batch of 16 startups. 

The accelerator focuses on for-profit, commercially scalable Indian startups that display a high level of social value in their tech-driven or tech-enabled offerings. The emphasis is on technology ventures operating in the mobile/ICT, health, agribusiness, education, sustainability and livelihood solutions verticals. The startups are: 

Kriyate Design Solutions is utilizing elevation technology to create a smart phone for the visually impaired at an accessible price point, liberating and creating livelihood-enhancing opportunities for potentially millions around the globe. 

Edsix Brain Lab expects to disrupt the booming educational gaming sector by becoming the world’s largest developer and publisher of interactive brain skill & curriculum based products.

MediAngels is creating the world’s first online hospital, providing medical services for people around the globe utilizing internet and mobile technology. 

Aakar Innovations is producing a biodegradable sanitary napkin product for the BoP woman consumer sold by women in a hub & spoke model across India. 

Advance DIA-BESE Care is helping patients and care providers manage diabetes and its associated complications through a novel algorithm driven program 

Green Agrevolution maximizes the take home profit of farmers by improving efficiencies in the agricultural supply chain, from crop selection to marketing, utilizing a microentrepreneurial franchise model. 

UTOPIA is developing a number of innovative and unique livelihood enhancing products and solutions for the differently-abled. 

SuryOn has developed the Apollo Mobile Phone Charger, capable of charging mobile phones directly from sunlight, without the intermediacy of batteries. 

GreenNerds Solutions provides innovative technology solutions to address the needs of current environmental challenges around the solid waste management sector.

HelloMyDoctor is a pre-paid telephonic health consultation platform that utilizes a location algorithm to ensure that patients are connected with participating doctors nearby.

Pappilon Software Solutions Pvt. Ltd. has developed HealthBooth, a five-minute check-in booth, which is capable of performing health checks for Rs.50. is an online job portal with supplemental training and placement services for brown-collar workers. Clients placed through Kaambol regularly see salary hikes between 40 and 80%.

Experifun has developed a suite of innovative, patent-ready, interactive scientific product solutions to dramatically improve in-classroom learning at the K-12 level.

Sanchayan delivers comprehensive financial planning, literacy & financial services like savings, banking, etc to low-income BOP populations.

nanoPix is an image and video processing product company focusing on socially impacting products bringing value, quality and safety to people. They are working on products in both the agricultural and medical device fields. 


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