Over 17th to 28th Feb 2016, India’s best hardware startups competed in cities across India for a chance to visit China and present their ideas in front of investors such as Sequoia China, IDG and Matrix Partners China. India Startup Hunt, a part of the the Asia Hardware Battle, aimed to recognize the best hardware startups in India and shine a global spotlight on them.
A brainchild of Technode (techcrunch.com) and patronized by One Internet, the India chapter of the event today brought together hardware startups from 5 Indian cities. After a breathless month of planning, scanning, pitching and voting three of the strongest ideas were honored with winner’s distinction in a glitzy ceremony in New Delhi.
Here were the winners:
Velmenni.com is building a new wireless technology for high speed (upto 1GBps) data transmission using visible light. It is commonly known as Li-Fi. It creates high speed, high bandwidth backbone of wireless communication system. This technology works where RF doesn’t work or prohibited such as industrial environment, aviation, in crowed areas and concerts.
Chakr has invented a device that captures the hazardous emissions from chimneys and engine exhausts and converts them into inks, paints and other useful products. Each T-Shirt printed from our ink purifies over 75 lakh litres of air and every litre of our paint purifies over 3 crore litres of air.
Embro S (Livebraille.com) aims to help people with challenges, and is currently focussed on sight loss. LiveBraille is the core patent-pending technology which being has won awards in 6 countries and is delivered through 2 products: Mini IN and Mini S.
“There’s no dearth of talent and ideas in India. What is missing, however, is the right arena, where ideators can talk about their vision to the right people at the right time. This event is an extension of One Internet’s driving philosophy of filling this exact need gap – in the best possible way. “, said Himanshu Bindal from One Internet.