The lucky number of the moment is apparently 8, as Indian tech start-up seed investor Tlabs has announced its eighth batch of start-ups. The batch marks the newest addition to its now 50-strong portfolio which kicked off in August.
Tlabs offers a four-month mentoring programme powered by a panel of over a hundred mentors that can offer advice from seasoned entrepreneurs and domain experts. Included in its benefits is a working space for the chosen ones.
The start-up helps them search for colleges with information, study abroad consultation, and over 25,000 student reviews.
Founded by Upneet Gover and Hardik Thakkar as a solution to their past struggles with choosing their post-grad universities, the website also helps students secure internships, projects, scholarships, and first jobs.
Cirtru is a local classifieds site that operates a lot like Craigslist. Their specialty, though, is safety. Users must be verified by either their employers or their universities. When people scan the classifieds, they already know something about the person from whom they’re buying.
Founded by Dhilbar Roshan and Shubham Agrawal, Prokure picks up where ecommerce leaves off, providing a mobile app for unorganised retailers to procure their stock.
Much like a boutique trip, Spoyl is an online fashion marketplace that connects customers to independent fashion makers and designs from across India.
This is an excerpt from Tech in Asia. You can read the full article here.