With the sixth cohort graduating, 35 startups are now part of this startup accelerator programme called Excellerator that is focused on Cloud and data related technologies. NetApp responded to the Covid-19 lockdown with a quick transition to an online curriculum. It selected six deep tech startups, Aikaan Labs, Cyborgintell, IQLECT, Koinearth, Kubesafe, and Myelin Foundry, for the sixth cohort, virtually.
Through a four-month remote networking and mentoring period, these startups strengthened their business during a global crisis situation. Inspired by this opportunity, they even contributed to finding solutions in navigating this tough time.
For instance, Myelin Foundry, a deep tech AI start-up that develops AI algorithms on video, voice and sensor data for edge devices, is revolutionising the video streaming space, which is seeing a huge uptake during the pandemic. Similarly, Aikaan Labs, a startup that provides a deep view into edge computing and IoT devices, is helping accelerate digital adoption.
Welcoming the guests, Aanandita Bhatnagar, Director Corporate Communications at NetApp, said a pandemic should not stall innovation. They should accelerate it, as every crisis brings us an opportunity.
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