Last evening, Techventure 2013 concluded its first day of activities with a business pitching session, which saw some 13 startups muster all the faith they have to present in front of a panel of esteemed judges.
These 13 startups were first separated into two categories: information communications and technology (ICT) and engineering. Within ICT, there were six startups, namely Zukami, ViSenze, iFashion island, CtrlWorks, Funwish and Avalable. As for engineering, here is the list of the seven startups who pitched: WiseWater, gridComm, Interactive Micro-organisms Laboratories, Fosera Lighting, PathGEN Dx, Pedra Technology and Water Optics Technology.
Both categories saw two titles (Most Promising Award and Winner) up for grabs. For the ICT category, CtrlWorks, a Singapore-based robotics company, went home with the Most Promising Award while Zukami, the parent company of do-it-yourself (DIY) app maker Aurora for enterprises, was crowned the winner of the business pitching session.
For the engineering category, Fosera Lighting, a company which produces LED streetlights which run on solar energy, was granted the Most Promising Award while gridComm, a Singapore-based smart energy firm, emerged winner.
Zukami, one of the winners of the business pitching session at Techventure, pitched its DIY app maker solution Aurora for enterprises. With a team of 12, the company was birthed in an airplane when two colleagues discussed their ideas 10,000 feet above ground. In January 2013, they launched their third product, after Quickflows and Rapid, which works with a cloud backend for businesses.
Aurora has features like maps, shopping carts, annotation, and workflows, and serves a US$5 billion market for mobile sales order fulfillment. Partnering up with Oracle and other big corporations, the solution has also been integrated well with Salesforce.com.