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Notes from eChai's DeepTech Startups Meetup at Ahmedabad University

How drivebuddyAi started and what drivebuddyAI does?

DBAI is an Automotive AI startup working in the domain of Automotive Aftermarket in the category of ADAS.

What is AI in drivebuddyAI and what are the challenges about Human AI Interactions?
The drivers are usually in touch with our driver trainer team who talks to drivers and comforts them for their better safety and behavioral issues identified by the technology.

How do drivers react to AI alerts and how the resistance is being handled?

The drivers take 10-12 months of efforts to get confidence and comfort with the AI alerts i.e. a typical human psychological phase of accepting a tech in daily work life.

⁠What are the challenges of getting a customer, investors?

DBAI is funded and was raised before Covid in 2020 and since then have progressed towards becoming one of the major players in Indian market.

What are the challenges about hiring talent, building AI models and how it was handled in the case of drivebuddyAI?

Ahmedabad specifically lacks in talent pool required for AI, dbAI has talent pool available in Delhi, Vizag, Pune, Jaipur and all these are mid experience to entry level engineers working under the managent of domain expert AI engineers to solve daily AI challenges.

Typical challenges of building AI involves data collection, data curation, annotations, training, GPUs, model optimization etc. 

The DBAI journey started at a very early stage by using the pre-trained models for perception module to collecting and annotating data for Indian ecosystem when there was no Indian dataset available for building AI on it. The process of annotations, having GPUs for training purpose and managing a complete cycle of the data generation to updating a model with continuious learning is the journey in building AI.

To build AI/deep tech product startups, first one needs to start with whatever is readily available in the market which can give functional accuracy and then building on top of it by the feedback from the users, customers can help building the product focused on a specific domain.
I'll be hosting the fireside chat with
Nisarg Pandya - CEO, drivebuddyAI Nisarg Pandya
, Founder & CEO, drivebuddyAI at DeepTech Startups Meetup in Ahmedabad today evening (1st March, Friday) at Ahmedabad University (w/ VentureStudio) from 6 pm to 8 pm.

Free registration at https://echai.ventures/events/deeptech-startups-meetup-in-ahmedabad-mar-01-2024
Back at eChai Ventures tomorrow chatting about marketing at early stage startups. 🚀

Bang in the middle of COVID - I remember Jatin reaching out for a session on content and I got to join a really rich panel of experts with Sujata and Taniya from Suta, Riddhi from Avenue Ecom and Smita from Delloite, ex Duroflex.

I learned so much from their diverse opinions and experiences.

I’m joining another panel tomorrow with Ankita De and Varun Trivedi to chat about marketing at early stage companies in HSR Layout, 11 AM onwards.

Join us if you’d like to catch up. Im looking forward to learning from this panel as well.

Details ⬇️
Join us for our upcoming event in collaboration with Azure Society of Excellence & Microsoft Azure, and explore how AI accelerates idea generation, refines concepts, and optimizes strategies, reshaping the path to startup success!

Mark your calendar - March 1, 2024, 6:00 pm onwards.

Register now at  https://ahmedabad.iimaventures.com/event-details/microsoft-day-at-iima-ventures/form
If you see and do things differently, then this post is for you.

Join our rapidly growing startup as we revolutionise the CPG landscape leverageing AI 🚀

While other companies are downsizing and letting go of their top talent, we at Ai Palette are gearing up for unprecedented growth and expansion. Our vision is bold, our mission is clear, and our team is unstoppable. We're seeking partners in innovation across tech and business functions who are ready to roll up their sleeves and make a real impact.

Apply directly on the Linkedin jobs - https://lnkd.in/gef6eig

Our core values are:

1️⃣ Be Brave
We dream big and push boundaries because we believe innovation requires creative curiosity and purposeful exploration about what the future holds.

2️⃣ Be Empathetic
We listen intently to our clients’ needs and focus on building diverse teams because we believe a culture of trust thrives with inclusiveness, transparency and honesty.

3️⃣ Be Committed
We take collective ownership of our work because we believe good leadership inspires collaborative ideals as well as a client-focused determination.

If you are eager to be part of something dynamic, where your ideas are valued, and your potential is limitless, then look no further! 

Join us and let’s build something incredible together.
YOMO AI is AI-Powered Conversation Intelligence Platform for teams.

So, back in 2019, I just tagged along with a buddy of mine because he had this meeting about some Women 4.0 ML workshops happening across India. Honestly, I wasn't all that into it; just wanted a quick way to hitch a ride to LD BRTS and head home. But then, things took a turn.

We met this guy who was all pumped about organizing the event. They were chatting away about plans and execution, and there I was, just hanging. I had a bunch of ideas popping into my head, but I kept quiet. Then they shifted gears to talking about growing their community, and I couldn't help myself—I just blurted out my two cents on how design and branding could really make a difference. That's all I really knew back then.

Turns out, this sparked a whole new conversation, and before I knew it, I was deep in discussion with Tirth, who was running this Instagram community with over 18K followers. We met again the next day, and bam, we were on the same wavelength, dreaming big about starting our own thing in the ed-tech space, which was pretty fresh at the time. We quickly cooked up MAD—short for Machine Learning, Artificial Intelligence, and Data Science. Fast forward six months, we were teaching over 300 students and had made some good cash. But then, COVID hit, and everything just fell apart. We had our share of clashes and decided to call it quits.

Fast forward again, two years later, I hit Tirth up out of the blue, thinking we should give it another shot. This time we launched HYPR, aiming to shake up the ed-tech scene. But turns out, the timing was off; the market wasn't looking for another ed-tech player. So, we had to pivot from that too.

Now, we're onto something new called YOMO. 

YOMO is a user insights platform that enables product teams to build better customer-centric products by going beyond basic analytics. It's been quite the ride, from a random meetup to launching not one, but two startups, facing setbacks and still pushing forward. If you told me back in 2019 that tagging along for a ride would lead to all this, I'd have laughed. But here we are, proof that sometimes the smallest decisions can lead you to places you never imagined.
The debut of Lightcone Podcast, a podcast series by Y Combinator. 

Kicking off with "The Truth About Building AI Startups Today," this series brings you up close with the thoughts and insights of YC's own Gary, Jared Harge, and Diana. 

In the first episode of the Lightcone Podcast, YC Group Partners dig into everything they have learned working with the top founders building AI startups today. They share the ideas that are working particularly well, mistakes to avoid, and take a look at the competitive landscape among the current AI giants.

Whether you're just curious about AI or deep into planning your next big venture, this is something you won't want to miss.

 
We are hosting the Hiring AI Talent for Startups meetup in Bengaluru today evening at WeCP HQ, HSR Layout from 6 pm to 8 pm.

Abhishek Kaushik - Co-Founder & CEO, WeCP Abhishek Kaushik
(WeCP)
Shivam Tiwari Shivam Tiwari
(John Jacobs - LensKart)
Shreyans Panchal Shreyans Panchal
 (Yomo AI)

Free registration at eChai.Ventures
I am thrilled to announce the launch of FoodGPT, a revolutionary tool in the Consumer Packaged Goods (CPG) industry, designed to provide powerful and unparalleled consumer insights. 🎉

"Unlocking Consumer Insights: FoodGPT" 💡

As a leading AI startup in the CPG industry, we understand the challenges of staying ahead in the competitive landscape. That's why we are proud to present FoodGPT, a specialized vertical tool that goes beyond the capabilities of general-purpose models like OpenAI's GPT-4 and Google's LaMDA, providing CPG brands with deeper and more accurate consumer insights.

🔍 How is FoodGPT Different? 🔍

📈 Unrivaled Volume & Variety: FoodGPT has been trained on an extensive dataset of over 61 Billion data points across 24 geographies in 17 languages, making it incredibly accurate in understanding global consumer preferences, habits, and desires. With this enhanced precision, businesses can make well-informed decisions and create products that resonate with their target audience.

💡 Solves Hallucination: For the same question, FoodGPT answers quantitatively with exact consumer drivers along with percentages and data points and provides reference links compared to generalized models that answer more qualitatively with no to very less quantitative information.

💬 Granularity: Generalised models create a very high-level concept since they've been trained on Wikipedia, articles, and books. FoodGPT, on the other hand, is trained on a domain knowledge base that allows the granular level answers to the F & B related questions and text generations.

🚀 Embrace the Future of Consumer Insights with FoodGPT! 🚀

At FoodGPT, we believe that understanding consumers is the key to building successful and sustainable brands. With our state-of-the-art tool, we are empowering businesses to make data-driven decisions, achieve innovation, and foster meaningful connections with their customers.

👉 If you want to gain a competitive edge and be at the forefront of consumer trends, reach out to us at [email protected] to witness the future of consumer insights!
I'm incredibly excited to announce the AICamp!  (https://x.com/shreya_gr/status/1753045008507355374?s=20)

Special Thanks to
Mehul Fanawala Mehul Fanawala
  and
Dhaval Nagar - Founder, AppGambit Dhaval Nagar
  for being early adopters and helping us in shaping the platform 🙏

AICamp allows your entire team to work together in a shared and collaborative workspace, utilizing all premium AI models(GPT3/4, Claude and many other ). Empower your entire organization with role-based access and detailed AI usage analytics.

Key features:

* Multiple LLMs in Single Interface
* Bring your own API key for any LLMs (Pay as you go!)
* Unlimited Chat History
* Share Chat/Prompt with Team Members
* Single API for entire organization / Easy to manage and light on pocket!

Currently it's for individual use and team version will be release on 10th feb.

Where I am seeking help:

* Feedback and improvement idea from folks who use AI in their day to day life.
* Any team specific feature that you might think to must have.

Where I can help you:

* Building products
* GTM
* Opensource growth

PS: please connect your paid openAI keys to see how it works (aicamp.so)

 
Had an amazing time at @WestbridgeCap B2B SaaS dinner event.

Met so many founders building in India 🇮🇳 for the world 🌍 and pretty convinced on “long India” for the next decade, at least.
eChai Business Partner Program

eChai Business Partner Program helps businesses and organisations get visibility and engagement within the eChai network.

Preferred eChai Business Partners
LegalWiz.in
Leading Legal Tech company enabling startups & MSMEs to #StartProtectManage business through online CA, CS & legal services.
Ahmedabad 100, LegalTech
58Miles
We design and make the most exciting and functional bags.
Timechain Labs
Timechain labs is a global professional blockchain development services company with leading capabilities in blockchain solutions.
CoKarma
CoKarma is a coworking space and a community of entrepreneurs, creatives and businesses in Hyderabad.
Coworking Spaces
Candour Legal
Candour legal is India's top-rated law firm providing all legal services under one roof.
Legal Services
Because
Full stack Branding and Marketing agency. Helping businesses turn into brands.
Creative and Marketing Agencies
Creatosaurus
Creatosaurus simplifies the workflow of creators & teams with an all-in-one creator stack to tell stories at scale.
Marketing Tools
Draper Startup House
Enabling Startup Communities through living and working spaces!
Coworking Spaces, Investment Partners
Biziverse
Empowering Indian Businesses with Easy and Powerful ERP + CRM Software to Increase Sales and Optimize Operations.
SaaS Startups
FirstSales.io
The only outreaching tool you will need to generate leads on autopilot.
Mumbai 100, SaaS Startups
MICAverse
MICAverse : The Metaverse Lab
ZenDevX
ZenDevX is a NoCode development platform to develop enterprise-grade web applications, back-office admin panels, and REST-API for mobile apps.
Development Tools, SaaS Startups
STIR Advisors
Driving business growth with strategic M&A, business consultancy, and advanced financial models
IBGrid
An all-in-one investment banking solution for India
Fundraising
Mantras2Success
Helping you Hire, Retain & Manage Talent across India, USA, UK, Canada & Australia.
ES Healthcare Centre
Gujarat's first premium healthcare centre, Your one stop solution for all medical essentials.
Healthcare
DevX
Collaborative workspaces that ignites innovation and a Venture Fund also.
Ahmedabad 100, Coworking Spaces, Fundraising, Investment Partners
Redicine Medsol
Creating a device to improve medical adherence for cardiac & cancer patients
Healthcare
Hearty Mart
Hearty Mart brings the 21st century retail format to the rural and semi urban market.
Ahmedabad 100, Food
The Headquarters
The Headquarters is a flexible office space provider who renders services in fully furnished offices, Managed offices and co-working offices. They have presence in 15 buildings with a portfolio of 3,75,000 Sft in Hyderabad.
Coworking Spaces
Growth Iris
A digital agency built to help SaaS companies find their GTM and generate leads willing to buy subscriptions.
Creative and Marketing Agencies
Bootstart
Bootstart is a coworking space with presence in Pune, Mumbai, Bengaluru and Goa.
Coworking Spaces
Allevents
Discover Events Happening in Your City
Ahmedabad 100, SaaS Startups
Pro Zero Carbon
Helping companies reach net zero through their comprehensive software and data backed sustainability solutions.
Climate Tech
Zepul
Zepul has developed an AI enabled Talent Acquisition marketplace to help companies find the right candidates and vice versa by engaging community recruiters on demand.
HR Tools and Agencies
About eChai Business Partner Program:

eChai Business Partner Program helps businesses and organisations get visibility and engagement within the eChai network.

Key benefits:

  • Engagement at relevant in-person eChai Meetups (~4 meetups/year)
  • Listing on preferred eChai Business Partners page (1 year duration)
  • Feature on eChai.Ventures

eChai Business Partner program starts with Rs. 50,000+GST per year.

You can reach out to Jatin Chaudhary, Co-Founder, eChai Ventures over WhatsApp or over email at [email protected] to explore more about it.