NYSE-listed technology solutions provider Pitney Bowes Inc has announced the names of six Indian startups selected for its two accelerator programmes.
As part of this programmes, the selected startups will get mentorship, access to venture funds and networking benefits.
The selected startups will also receive assistance in the areas of customer information management, mobile, data analytics, location-based services, ecommerce management and machine learning.
They will have unlimited access to Pitney Bowes’ software, application programming interfaces (API’s) and data for six months.
“We are happy with the success of the Accelerator program. Most of the startups work with our clients and co-innovate with Pitney Bowes teams. The portfolio now consists of diverse business models in emerging technologies in location, commerce and big data. The ecosystem has delivered market insights as we develop our products and solutions and has helped our clients in India,” Manish Choudhary, vice president-global engineering and managing director of Pitney Bowes India, said.
The startups will be placed in Pune or Noida for incubation and will have opportunities to network with prospective investors.
Pitney Bowes has also entered into partnerships with Microsoft and 91springboard to provide startups with access to the Microsoft BizSpark Plus program, which awards Azure credits worth up to $120,000 to each participant.