KOCHI: MUrgency, the brainchild of social entrepreneur Shaffi Mather, has been chosen 'Startup of the Year' for 2016 at the prestigious 'Startup Grind-2016' conference held in Redwood City, Silicon Valley, USA.
MUrgency was selected from amongst 1,100 startups that applied from 200 cities around the world. Startup Grind will work with MUrgency to plug into the Startup Grind network across the world.
MUrgency is a mobile App that connects people who need emergency response in real-time, saving precious lives and time. MUrgency recently started operations in Punjab with initial focus in Chandigarh, Mohali and Panchkula.
The Startup Grind-2016 programme will provide mentorship, facilitate connectivity with partners, pursue funding and help MUrgency reach new users. Powered by Google for Entrepreneurs, Startup Grind is a global startup community aggressively educating, inspiring and connecting entrepreneurs.
"The experience we have gained from discussions with leaders in Silicon Valley has been our greatest takeaway from the Startup Grind programme. In a few days, we were approached by several partners and potential fund providers willing to work with us to expand our reach and develop MUrgency into a leading emergency response brand across the world," said MUrgency founder and CEO Mather.
"Of the 1,100 startups that applied, 50 were selected.
“They have great teams, traction, technology and massive markets," said Startup Grind founder and CEO Derek Andersen.
"Our primary goal for each startup is to help them have an improved game plan back home, which would not have been possible without the help of the programme and the mentors/resources made available to them," he said.