Out of the 20 start-ups chosen for the Acceleration Program, eight were selected in the finals based on criteria such as innovation, participation in all sessions, engagement with Bosch teams, the usefulness of the solution offered, novelty, and other factors. ZinnoX’s solution, Cypna, scored high on innovation and engagement. All eight final selection candidates were expected to present to a large panel of Bosch Leaders, Mentors, Industry Experts and Leaders from various companies, Investors and Venture Capitalists on the Demo Day.
ZinnoX successfully enhanced the solution based on the program’s learning and offered a PoC of the solution but a fully functioning platform that could be used in production with BOSCH. Post everyone’s pitch, a jury comprising Mentors, Investors, VCs and Leaders bestowed Top 3 Recognition to 3 Start-Ups, of which ZinnoX was one.
The DNA Nxt Acceleration Program from Robert Bosch aims to bring together some of the most Innovative Start-Ups from across the country to participate in a 6-month mentorship. 600+ applicants from across India applied for the program, of which there were 20 Start-Ups shortlisted to be a part of the program. ZinnoX presented our solution, Cypna, to a panel of Bosch Leaders, Mentors, and Managers of various departments from within Bosch. We were selected among 20 Shortlisted Start-Ups and were inducted into the following program, where we presented a pitch to a larger panel involving Industry experts, Mentors, Investors and VCs.
Post the pitch sessions; we also had a mini fair where we could interact one-on-one with all the participants and attendees, address queries, and elaborate on the solution pitched.
A Special Limited Edition of the Innovate Bengaluru Book was launched at the Bengaluru Tech Summit held in November 2018, where Raintree Media unveiled the Augmented Reality embedded book showcasing ZinnoX’s founders Zakeer Hussain and Harshavardhan C among the Top 30 Entrepreneurs in the innovation capital of India.
Karnataka Chief Minister Hd Kumar Swamy launched the book along with noted dignitaries like Kiran Mazumdar-Shaw, Priyank Kharge, R V Deshpande, KJ George and Kate Jones, Minister for Innovation, Tourism Industry Development and the Commonwealth Games in the Queensland Government!