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After completing two successful rounds, Pitney Bowes Inc. (PBI), a global technology company providing innovative products and solutions to power commerce, is inviting applications for the third round of its startup accelerator program. The program focuses on startups that leverage software for location-based services and global eCommerce.

Manish Choudhary, Pitney Bowes Senior Vice President, Global Innovation and Managing Director, said, “In an increasingly complex world of commerce, Pitney Bowes is focused on developing product solutions in innovative ways and delivering them to the global marketplace. Startups in India are vital to technology innovation and we look forward to teaming with startups that align well with the Pitney Bowes Commerce Cloud.”

In the last two years, Pitney Bowes has incubated ten startups in India. Participants of last year included Ipsator Analytics (Consumer Perception Management Platform), Fetchon (Audience Profiling Engine), Kayeura (Indoor Analytics to drive Traffic to Web) and Shipdesk technologies (Multicarrier Rate Shopping Platform).

For its third round, Pitney Bowes is looking for dynamic innovative entrepreneurs who are building businesses for India and global markets, primarily in the following areas –

  • Global Ecommerce (logistics, shipping management, data analytics)
  • Location-based ad-tech
  • Location-based platform (services, advertising, analytics, analytics, enterprise apps, GIS enabled systems, Indoor navigation and other spatial analysis use cases)
  • Big data, mobile analytics and machine learning
  • Data integration, data quality and master data management
  • Industry-specific solutions or applications related to all of the above

The program will be accepting applications until 20th June, 2016. Selected startups will be informed by the first week of July and invited to present before a jury. After the selection process, the startups for the program will be announced in August 2016.

As part of the program, the shortlisted entrepreneurs/startups will have a choice to be located in the PB offices either in Pune or in Noida for incubation and mentorship. Startups in the program will have access to Pitney Bowes’ software, application programming interfaces (APIs) and data for the duration of the program. Training, technical and business guidance and mentoring will be provided to the start-ups from Pitney Bowes engineering and innovation leaders, and from software industry experts.

Pitney Bowes (PBI) is a global technology company offering innovative products and solutions that enable commerce in the areas of customer information management, location intelligence, customer engagement, shipping and mailing, and global eCommerce. More than 1.5 million clients in approximately 100 countries around the world rely on products, solutions and services from Pitney Bowes.

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Suman Chaudhary
An engineer by education and writer by profession, Suman keeps tab on startup ecosystem of India and leads the research team of IndiaWeb2 for covering funding deals, merger & acquisition and market reports.

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