Start Ups

STARTEDU COMPETITION BY Unitus and Sylvant- Rs. 10 Lakhs Cash Prizes, Mentoring, and 3 Crore Investment Pool

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The StartEdu Competition is a nationwide program looking to identify, mentor, incubate, and invest in the most promising early-stage education startups that are serving India’s masses – the 20 crore families living on under 20,000 rupees per month. StartEdu will provide cash prizes and mentoring to winners, and give the first and second place winners of each competition the opportunity to pitch for an up to Rs. one crore seed investment from Unitus Seed Fund.

To apply Click here . Last date Feb 13, 2015.

Competition Highlights

  • Two competitions, Rs. 5L cash prize for winner of each
  • First event on 27 March, 2015
  • Expert mentoring from business incubators and investors
  • Winners and runners-up pitch for investment from 3 crore pool from Unitus Seed Fund

To apply Click here . Last date Feb 13, 2015.

HealthCare Magic – Get your Medical Queries Answered in a jiffy

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The beauty of internet is that it connects the haves and have nots. Its connects the knowledge seeker with the knowledge provider. Anything that can be delivered in zeroes and ones is being transformed by this magic of internet. Education has been revolutionized by MOOCs (Massive Open Online Courses). Healthcare is the next big frontier. Telemedicine was the first foray to transform physical boundaries to provide medical care. Today doctors are consulted routinely using email, web cam and chat.

70% of U.S. adults got information, care, or support from a doctor or other health care professional. Not finding right information and the mental stress may lead to “cyberchondria”  – a state of anxiety related to health research on the Internet, it can get worse as reliable information is sought, but not necessarily found. On the other hand searching for medical information can make you sick.

Getting right information from right source is a critical gap addressed by this service. HealthCare Magic service helps you ask a and get your queries answered by doctors from around the world, with medically correct information. This Ask-a-doctor service even covers special areas like cardiology, urology, neurology and oncology. While anyone is free to make a query that will be answered by willing doctors some type of consultations need to be paid.

A single query to a General Physician costs Rs 199 and a single query to a Specialist costs Rs 599.

An unlimited General Physician package costs Rs 799 a month and an unlimited Specialist package costs Rs 1,499 a month.

 

BusIndia is the new IRCTC for Bus Tickets

Travelling from Mumbai to Kanyakumari via Bengaluru in State Transport corporation buses could be an adventure in itself. Atleast the ticket booking part can be done now from the comfort of your laptop/mobile.  It is probably first time that a large number of Government transport undertakings have come under a single banner to sell their tickets online. BusIndia aims to be the IRCTC for the Bus travel sector.

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Most state transport agencies has their own portals through which online tickets bookings were undertaken. BusIndia brings together atleast 16 transport corporations under a single platform. It boasts to be the First & Largest Bus Ticket Reservation system. The site is powered by Radiant Info Systems Ltd, which is a major market share holder and leader in the Transportation Logistics sector in India. Radiant is a BOOT/BOO order holder with clients like KSRTC, TNSTC, GSRTC, etc.

Radiant has developed this portal in association with Central Institute of Road Transport and Association of State Road Transport Undertakings. The partners page lists a number of transport corporations including that of Tamilnadu, Gujarat, Punjab, Orissa and Uttar Pradesh. The portal claims to book more than 47000 tickets a day and a total seat inventory of 3,60,000.

BusIndia Facebook Page already has more than 55000 likes.

There is a low bandwidth site available for mobile phone users. It has a cool official BusIndia android app too.