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Six AI Startups Selected For Cohort-6 Of The NetApp Excellerator Program

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Adapting to the Current Situation, Program Goes Virtual

  • Start-ups with focus on Kubernetes, Blockchain, AI and Machine Learning to gain from NetApp expertise
  • Paid proof-of-concept fast-tracks startups’ go-to-market journey 

NetApp, the leader in cloud data services, today announced the sixth cohort of startups chosen for the NetApp Excellerator, the company’s flagship startup accelerator program. In its first ever virtual launch, the final group of six start-ups were chosen based on their alignment with data driven technologies – all done through an online selection process. The award-winning NetApp Excellerator program has mentored 29 B2B tech startups through five cohorts in the last three years, resulting in successful exits and investments for its alumni.

The selected six B2B technology startups for the sixth  cohort are: Aikaan Labs, Cyborgintell, IQLECT, Koinearth, Kubesafe, and Myelin Foundry. In line with NetApp technology focus, these startups have developed innovative solutions using Artificial Intelligence. They are employing AI in various ways, some of which are: IoT at the edge, predictive analysis, Blockchain technology, and cloud-native application protection using Kubernetes. The startups offer solutions across spotlight sectors such as healthcare, BFSI, retail, IT, and e-commerce.

Since its inception, the accelerator program has been disrupting the start-up ecosystem to drive growth amongst B2B start-ups in the niche data-driven market led by AI, ML, IoT and advanced tech. These startups stand to benefit from the paid proof-of-concept (POC) model that NetApp has been offering since Cohort-5.

Emphasizing the NetApp Excellerator program’s value-add to the B2B technology scene, Ravi Chhabria, managing director, NetApp India said, “We leverage our global reach, technology expertise and industry connections to catalyze success for these startups. We help them fine-tune their technology focus, build working proof-of-concepts with us, and re-model their go-to-market strategy. The innovation spurred by this program will empower these startups to present pathbreaking solutions to customers, empowering them to change the world with data. We are committed to promoting entrepreneurship and driving positive economic outcomes for our ecosystem.”

In the next four months, the Cohort-6 startups stand to gain learning experiences from business and technology mentoring sessions and access to NetApp cloud-oriented data technologies. In addition, the start-ups will be given networking opportunities with potential investors, partners, and customers. NetApp will sponsor a paid POC or offer an equity-free grant of $15,000 to the graduating start-ups.

To know more, please visit and look for #NetAppExcellerator on social media.

NetApp Excellerator Cohort 6 start-ups at a glance:

Aikaan Labs
Device-management and application-orchestration platform for edge computing and IoT
CyborgIntell is an Enterprise AI company for organizations to rapidly develop, deploy & operationalize AI applications at scale
A converged NoSql data platform for predictive and real-time analytics for operational intelligence
Blockchain & AI based, ERP-compatible solution for organizations to integrate their supply chains
Business continuity for cloud native applications
Myelin Foundry
Deep tech AI start-up working on video, voice, and sensor data on consumer edge devices

Bengaluru, 28 April, 2020