India’s Next Big Idea Fellows Arrive in Canada

Powered by Zone Startups India and the Government of Ontario, the winners of India’s Next Big Idea Contest have arrived in Toronto, looking to expand in the Canadian market.

To qualify, companies had to be based in India, and have a globally scalable business with market fit. The five winning founders beat out 389 entrants for the opportunity to come to Toronto and Vancouver to meet with top thought leaders and corporate directors.

“The Indian startup space has a massive growth potential,” said Jens-Michael Schaal, counsellor (Commercial—Ontario), Ontario International—New Delhi Trade & Investment Office. “This contest is an opportunity for Indian startups to experience the North American market first-hand and develop valuable new connections.”

Travelling with the group is also the jury’s choice winner of India’s empoWer accelerator, a program designed to encourage and foster startup growth by female entrepreneurs.

To learn more about the visiting founders and their companies, here is more information about the six winners:

Algo Engines is aiming to change the way we receive data about modern energy. It provides operational intelligence for wind turbines, met masts, solar and hydroelectric plants, with other uses as well.

Cloudrino is the jury’s selection to represent the empoWer accelerator in Canada. The company is focused on cloud solutions, providing users with a graphical console that enables them to manage servers without any platform or OS independencies.

Data Resolve helps to mitigate insider threat and manage mobile workforce with cyber security intelligence.

Heckyl provides high-end data analytics to financial institutions, including brokerages, hedge funds, and banks.

Senseforth is an artificial intelligence platform that creates a wide range of intelligent action bots for enterprises that address queries, resolve issues, perform tasks, and make product recommendations.

Uncanny Vision delivers real-time optimized AI-based computer vision solutions for IoT devices, like surveillance cameras, and is used by Fortune 500 customers in Japan and the US.

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