India belongs to Startups!!! The startup story in India has, in the past, been defined by consumer-driven ventures like Flipkart and Snapdeal, which eventually became e-commerce giants, drawing billions of funding. Gurugram has always been at the pinnacle of the startup scene boosting numerous innovative ideas to take wings. This is that place where fledglings have evolved to be giant drivers of the economy.
Quick glimpse at the startup ventures making maximum noise:-
Magicpin operates on a mission to make Hyperlocal magical. Magicpin is a discovery platform where users and merchants in a locality discover, interact, and transact. For merchants like like restaurants, fashion, spa, beauty, yoga, sports, gym, it is a platform to boost their promotion and real time promotions. For users it is a destination to find out the buzz in their locality and discover interesting people to connect with and events/merchants to go to.
HO: Plot 379/380, Sector 29, Opp. IFFCO Chowk Metro Station, Gurugram
One Labs is a consumer tech and artificial intelligence startup founded by IIM Bangalore Graduates. InOne is the flagship product of One Labs and it bundles over 50 apps in a 10MB suite. InOne includes apps namely Flipkart, Amazon, Snapdeal, Zomato, Ola, Uber, BookMyShow, Housejoy, Nearbuy, UrbanClap, Shopp and ixigo.It essentially means that users can save up on device storage by downloading one app, i.e. inOne, as opposed to ten other apps for ten different needs. In March 2018, Micromax invested in this startup implying that Micromax handsets will come preloaded with the inOne app.
HO: Block A, Greenwood City, Sector 45, Gurugram
Fitso is a fitness based mobile app striving to help individuals achieve their fitness goal. It has free features which includes GPS tracking for run/ride, home workout videos and calorie counter to log your meals. The app also has fun features like challenges, badges and a social feed to track fitness activities of your circle or the globe. Founded in 2015 by IIT Delhi Alumni, Fitso has raised a whopping $2,00,000 in angel round which stands as commendable. Hire your own personal dietitian or personal trainer or running coach, Fitso is the complete fitness package for your pocket trusted by thousands of fitness enthusiasts.
HO: 2rd Floor, Landmark Building, 113, Silokra Rd, Block C, South City I, Sector 41, Gurugram
FRSH has been started to solve this basic problem of making fresh and healthy food accessible. From salads to sandwiches, breakfast staples to pastas and desserts to juices – this website makes healthy eating easy and pocket friendly. Started by two IIT Delhi alums, it features a bunch of dishes across the above mentioned categories with weekly specials imbibing a new touch. Delivering to most office areas as well as residential areas for a minimum order of Rs 200, they are the perfect go-to for working folks who don’t have the time to cook or just want light food delivered to them quickly.
HO: E-113, 114, Sushant Shopping Arcade, Near Huda City Center Metro Station, Sushant Lok 1, Gurugram
Amit Agarwal, an Alumnus of IIM Bangalore, helped bring Youtube to India and with his Startup Project, OckyPocky he aspires to take kids edutainment to an all new height. Based on research, Amit knew children’s learning capabilities expand at a speedy pace during their foundation years, and there is a big untapped market in the ‘edutainment’ space. OckyPocky is an interactive learning app designed for preschoolers in the age group of two to six years. It mainly consists of nursery rhymes, songs, and learning videos which is curated and researched by experts, who are also mothers. The content partners include Tea time with Tayla, Peekaboo, Kinderzoo, Kidsone, CDSkidstv, and Jugnu Kids.
HO: P4/7, P4 Lane, DLF Phase II, Gurugram
Young professionals looking for nutritious meals in Gurugram are quite hooked to this startup, Innerchef. Innerchef is primarily a food platform where meals are prepared in central kicthens and tailored ready-to-eats are delivered in no time. They deliver desserts too which works more as a Hyperlocal Marketplace. While the sourcing works from different locations, the delivery systems, packaging and consumer interactions work along one channel. After testing waters in Gurgaon and Delhi, InnerChef began expanding into other markets and cities including Bangalore and Mumbai. The team also acquired Flavour Labs, the food truck company in Gurgaon in March, thus making their move into the mobile kitchen space.