IBM GEP SmartCamp India : A Look At Finalists and Winners

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IBM GEP SmartCamp India : A Look At Finalists and Winners


At the closing ceremony of the IBM GEP SmartCamp India, held on 10th October at Royal Orchid, Bangalore, the six selected companies out of the 30 startups were asked to describe their product to the audience and a panel of judges. Both the audience and the panel were to vote on the best startup company and a winner was selected.

The six selected startups were Shopsense, TalView, Stelae Technologies, Wolken, A3RMT and DronaHQ while the panel of judges included Jason Mosakowski (Director, Software Sales and Marketing, IBM India), Dulles Krishnan (Executive Director, IBM Industry Solutions, Asia Pacific), Anup Gupta (Managing Director, Nexus Ventures), Balakrishnan V (Ex Board Member of Infosys, Chairman of Reservoir Ventures), Ravi Gururaj (Chairman, NASSCOM NPC), Sanjay Anandram (Partner, Seed Fund), Pradeep Tagare (Director, Intel Capital), Shailesh Ghorpade (Partner, Reservoir Ventures), Robyn Selge (Director of the Ecosystems Development team for IBM in Asia Pacific).

The top three finalists for the night as per audience poll were Stelae Technologies, Wolken and DronaHQ. Aruna Schwarz from Stelae Technologies won the IBM GEP SmartCamp India 2014.



Wolken ServiceDesk is an easy to use, fully integrated ITIL compliant software that enterprise users can access via the internet to track and manage incidents, change requests, service requests and CMDB. This SaaS has a secure and scalable ITSM architecture that delivers reports, analysis and dashboards. Besides saving significant Capex and Opex, it helps in improving and maintaining the ITSM framework thereby focusing on increasing end-user productivity and satisfaction.

The firm is headquartered in Bangalore, India.

Sudhir Prabhu from Wolken addressing the crowd at IBM GEP SmartCamp

Drona Mobile


DRONA Mobile is an enterprise mobile engagement platform. The core focuses being mobile learning and mobile engagement platform for businesses. DronaHQ is an enterprise mobility product for learning, training, communication and other multimedia delivery platform.

DronaHQ is an app builder for Enterprise grade apps, without coding. It’s a simple drag drop app creator with a built-in CMS. DronaHQ has served more than 40 customers who have created apps for Employees, Distributors, shareholders, franchisees, customers and a lot more. The apps created are native apps across Blackberry, Android, Apple, Blackberry 10. Some of the use cases for which customers have created apps range from employee engagement, learning and training, Lead management systems, communication channel, distributor management, feet on street communication, leadership development, balanced scorecard, shop floor updates etc from domains ranging from BFSI, Manufacturing, IT/ITES to Retail.

Drona runs on Microsoft, JavaScript, MySQL, mongodb, angular js, elastic search, android, iOS, blackberry, windows 8 and blackberry 10.

Drona Mobile is headquartered in Mumbai, India and has corporates like WIPRO, GENPACT, ICICI, AXIS Mutual Funds, ESSAR, Aegon Religar, TATA Steel as their client.

Divyesh from DronaMobile addressing the crowd at IBM GEP India
Divyesh Kharade from DronaMobile addressing the crowd at IBM GEP India

Stelae Technologies


Stelae Technologies is a software vendor in the Information Management sector.

The winning start-up, Stelae Technologies provides an automated conversion solution for multiple categories of content; their product Khemeia™, is a cloud-based technology which transforms unstructured information into structured enriched content ready for indexing.

Steale’s product Khemeia is currently licensed by some of the world’s largest publishers and BPOs. The company is privately funded by a network of Business Angels in France, UK, Switzerland and India, and has been awarded multiple innovation grants from the French government.

Khemeia is an automated solution (on the cloud and on-site for defence implémentations) which enables an end to end work-flow in the transformation space. With over 70% of cost savings over current solutions, Khemeia enables rapid turn-around times and is ONE PLATFORM for multiple types of inputs (PDF, Word, ASCII, etc), converting them to multiple output formats (XML, S1000d, XBRL, etc)

Khemeia uses the content analysis algorithms to combine multiple non-semantic analytic methodologies.

The company has offices in Chennai, London and Paris. The firm’s clients include Indian Air Force (with Wipro as the SI), Rolls Royce Aerospace (UK), Wolters Kluwer (US), DCNS (France), Deutsche Bank (UK), Price Waterhouse (Ireland) and many more.

Aruna Schwarz from Stelae Technologies addressing the crowd at IBM GEP SmartCamp India.
Aruna Schwarz from Stelae Technologies addressing the crowd at IBM GEP SmartCamp India.
Aruna Schwarz wins the IBM GEP SmartCamp for Stelae Technologies.
Aruna Schwarz wins the IBM GEP SmartCamp for Stelae Technologies.


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