Target Accelerator Programme selects Ten Indian startups for seventh batch; Check complete list

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Ten Indian startups, from different domains got lucky on Monday, after they were selected for the Target Accelerator Programme. It is a four-month long cohort programme.

The selected startups are Unifize, Entropik, Blubirch, Unreal AI, SprintAI, TrashCon, Stylumia, Intello Labs, Flixstock, Kenscio.

The selected startups will be focusing on leveraging technology to create solutions for the Target India. They will also work on enhancing the shopping experiences of Target’s potential customers (both online and offline).

“Every new batch brings new possibilities and opportunities to develop and scale solutions in the global retail setting. We are excited to begin the work as one team, co-creating and developing disruptive solutions to address the needs of our guest and advance the retail industry,” Tammy Redpath, Senior Vice President of Target in India, said.

Target Accelerator Programme was launched in 2013. It is a four-month long cohort and this will be the seventh batch of the programme.

The selected startups will be using technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning (ML), computer vision, natural language processing, and analytics.

The startups, selected for the seventh batch of Target Accelerator Programme are:

Unifize: A platform enabling guided conversations to eliminate ambiguity in business processes. It was founded by Lakshman Thatai and Ben Merton in 2016

Entropik: It is a company that help brands to measure the cognitive and emotional responses of consumers to product experiences. It was started by Bharat Singh Shekhawat and Ranjan Kumar in 2016.

Blubirch: It is a data driven business-to-business platform facilitating buying and selling of returned, excess, and pre-owned inventory. It was founded by Sapan Jain in 2014.

Unreal AI: The platform was founded by Nishchal Gaba and Saurabh Singh in 2018. It enables highly optimised AI models on edge devices.

SprintAI: The platform was founded by Ankit Jain and Anurag Bhatt in 2018. It enterprise AI startup building solutions for smart inventory placement, optimisation of assortment and buying decisions, and intelligent fulfilment.

TrashCon: Startup enabling automated segregation of mixed waste into bio-waste and non-bio waste. It was founded in 2017 by Nivedha RM.

Stylumia: The platform was started by Ganesh Subramanian in 2015. It is a retail intelligence platform, merging fashion with real-time analytics for trend forecasting.

Intello Labs: A platform for grading and quality monitoring of agriculture commodities using AI tools such as computer vision and deep learning. This was founded by Milan Sharma, Nishant Mishra, Himani Shah and Devendra Chandani in 2016.

Flixstock : The platform was started by Ajay Khandelwal and Harindar Keer in 2012. It is a platform that creates high quality dynamic on-model images.

Kenscio: The was started in 2009 by Manjunatha KG and Saurav Patnaik. It enables automated, real-time, personalised email at scale.


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