27 startups were selected to demo at PuneConnect 2013. 5 of them were selected to pitch their product on stage to a panel of judges. These startups have been declared as the winners:
- Overall Winner: Instaclique from Nirmantra Technologies: social shopping – get opinions of your friends when you’re shopping in a online or offline. For an innovative product with great market potential, and a very well articulated vision.
- Special Award from the Judges: LooRewards from Samagra: slum dwellers get discount coupons from local stores for using toilets and other sustainable behavior. For a product that judges would really like to see succeed.
- Audience Choice Award: SaveTime: find the right doctor for you, based on crowd-sourced recommendations (including those of your friends). For the company that got most votes from the audience.
– CopyNotify! from CygNET Solutions. Data theft protection for SMEs.
– CacheAdvance from Cachebox. SSD based caching for your storage to improve response times.
– DustMotes from ANTFarm Robotics. Home automation using hardware sensors and mobile phones/tablets.