Karnataka Govt Elevates 6 AVGC Starts-Ups in its 35 crores funded “Elevate 100” Program

At Extreme Right, Minister for IT, BT and Tourism at Govt of Karnataka Priyank Kharge
Good news for AVGC industry again! In a landmark movement to foster the development of the start-up ecosystem in the state, Karnataka Govt organised an ‘Elevate 100’ programme and funded Rs. 35 crores for the top 100 start-ups. Out of the the top 100 startups, 6 are from the AVGC industry covering areas like animation, gaming, AR/VR, education.The event was conducted over the last few weeks and it concluded on August 30, 2017 at Hotel Lalit Ashok, Bengaluru. ABAI helped Government of Karnataka to curate the AVGC piece at the “Elevate 100 event”. These six startups from the AVGC industry will be supported by Government of Karnataka based on their respective needs:
  • Maantrika Studios (Aneesh Kutti) – Animation IP
  • Native Puppets (Anand Baid) – Animation IP
  • Perspectiv Labs Private Limited (Nagraj Bhat) – AR/VR
  • Varnaaz Technologies (Nalini Aparanji) – Edtech
  • Tactile Education Services (Ravi Rangan) – Edtech/Gaming
  • TDW Technologies (Ashwin Jaishankar) – AR/VR
Upon the tremendously successful response received, Information Technology and Tourism minister Priyank Kharge said, “The efforts of the Karnataka government doesn’t stop at elevating the chosen 100. We see Elevate 100 as a continuing process where the best ideas from the state gets the support and guidance it deserves.” This is the 1st time in Indian AVGC industry that start-ups would receive such support. Karnataka has been leading the way in supporting AVGC Industry in a big way and truly providing the impetus that this industry deserves. The idea behind this one of its kind of platform was to elevate start-ups across various industry sectors to the next level by assessing them and supporting the promising ones based on the need. The support could be either through idea validation, funding, or facilitating access to funds, mentoring, access to market etc. With no less than 1700 start-ups  across industry sectors like IT, biotech, aerospace, agritech, semiconductor and many more applied as a part of the Elevate 100 program of which 40 AVGC start-ups applied, 15 start-ups were shortlisted after first round of pitching. The AVGC applications included a very interesting mix of animation IP, gaming, edtech, comics, AR/VR and mo-cap related start-ups. Six AVGC start-ups featured in the top 100 start-ups across all industry sectors. The figures were filtered down to 270 by the final round. Additionally, 300 women entrepreneurs and 400 applicants from rural areas participated in the programme. The Elevate 100 roadshow traversed all nooks and crannies of the state in search of 100 innovative start-ups.These will bag home $20,000 worth of credits as per the deals that the government signed with private firms. The 100 start-ups were bifurcated as 27 electronic semi-conductor design, 26 from IT, 19 from life sciences, 11 from bio-tech and agri-tech, and four each from animation, gaming and clean tech. Below is the list of the firms that made the cut into top 100:
  • 5W Ventures
  • Aadyah Aerospace
  • Afterglow Tech
  • Aissel Technologies
  • Ameliorate Biotech
  • Amvicube
  • ANB Fuels
  • Anekastra Software Technologies
  • Aptener Mechatronics
  • Arksa Research Labs
  • Atrimed Bio-tech LLP
  • Audicor Cardiometrics
  • Bellatrix Aerospace
  • Bigsolv Advanced Labs
  • Biodesign Innovation Labs
  • Bio-lutions Eco Tech India
  • Bitgram Technologies
  • Brainybatch Technologies
  • Breathe Applied Sciences
  • Caltech Innovations
  • Cardiac Design Labs
  • Chigru Innovations
  • Chronosphere Technologies
  • Clean Bill of Health
  • Coeo Labs
  • Cyclops Medtech
  • Dataglen Technologies
  • Denovo Biolabs
  • Diponed Bio
  • Eflight (Ghagan Aviation)
  • Ethnus Technologies
  • Eventosaur
  • Exceltech
  • Fyle
  • Geek Labs
  • Gingermind Technologies
  • Graphene
  • Green Robot Machinery
  • Happy Reliable Surgeries
  • Havstruck Solutions
  • Hublin Enterprises
  • I-BYK
  • Innodi Water Treatment Technologies
  • Innov4sight Health and Biomedical Systems
  • Intellicar Telematics
  • Iosynth Labs
  • Jankaar Initiatives
  • Jk Nanosolutions
  • Jouska Tech
  • Lab4life Bioresearch
  • M/s Nirnal Water Filter
  • Maantrika Studios
  • Magveh Energy Recovery Systems
  • Meladath Auto Components
  • Mendonca Medical Biotech
  • Mother Diagnostic Systems
  • Mygram Connect
  • Native Puppets Animation Studio
  • Nayagaadi
  • Nexus 3d
  • Niramai Health Analytix
  • Nopo Nanotechnologies India
  • Nymble Labs
  • Olivewear
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  • Oust Labs India
  • ParkingRhino Online Services
  • PathShodh Healthcare
  • Personal Air Quality Systems
  • Perspectiv Labs
  • Project Mudra (Thinkerbell Labs)
  • Quick Logi Technologies
  • Qunu Labs
  • R2 Pro
  • RDL Technologies
  • Retisense Tech India
  • Sascan Meditech
  • Scalend Technologies
  • Scapic
  • Scintilla Bio-Marc
  • Siamaf Healthcare
  • Skykrafts Aerospace
  • Snaptrude Technologies
  • Spookfish Innovations
  • Str8bat Sport Tech Solutions
  • String Bio
  • Symbosim Simulations
  • Tactile education Services
  • Tagbox Solutions
  • TDW Technologies
  • Tenxer Technologies
  • Text Mercato Solutions
  • Touchetech Labs
  • Trakray Innovations
  • Trans Neuron Technologies
  • Trashcon
  • Urban Bikes
  • Varnaaz Technologies
  • Vaultedge Software
  • Videoken Software
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