Vodafone launches Ready Start-up Kit to empower start-ups on their growth and innovation journey

Posted by: at 9/25/2017 04:08:00 am


•The Ready Start-up Kit comprises of IoT, Cloud and Marketing Solutions, with dedicated support


•Start-ups will have access to Vodafone’s industry leading IoT Managed Connectivity Platform, Vodafone Cloudstore, Programmatic Marketing solutions and APIs


•Vodafone’s dedicated team of IoT experts will provide assistance across sales, solution, service, and on-boarding


Bangalore, 25 September 2017: Start-ups are playing an important role in India’s economic growth story today, and are delivering a diverse range of innovative solutions. Vodafone is committed to the Government’s ‘Start-Up India’ program and aims to be the partner of choice for leading start-ups, incubators and accelerators in India.

Infographic - Vodafone Ready Start-up Kit
 Infographic - Vodafone Ready Start-up Kit

Infographic - Vodafone Ready Start-up Kit
 Infographic - Vodafone Ready Start-up Kit

Shradha Sharma and Sunil Sood at TechSparks 2017
 Shradha Sharma and Sunil Sood at TechSparks 2017

Sunil Sood, MD and CEO, Vodafone India
 Sunil Sood, MD and CEO, Vodafone India

Sunil Sood, MD and CEO, Vodafone India_1
Sunil Sood, MD and CEO, Vodafone India

Towards furthering this commitment, Vodafone India, today launched the Ready Start-up Kit to empower Indian start-ups on their innovation and growth journey along with a dedicated team for assistance across sales, solution, service, and on-boarding. The kit includes access to a host of cutting-edge solutions which will give start-ups complete visibility, manageability, and control over various business assets for implementing and ensuring desired outcomes.

Launching the Ready Start-up Kit at TechSparks, Sunil Sood, MD & CEO, Vodafone India said, “We recognise the key role that Start-ups play in fostering new ideas and enabling Digital India. Dynamic innovation needs strong technology support and trusted partners for sustainable growth. The Ready Start-up Kit brings forth Vodafone’s global experience as an enabler of start-ups and reinforces our commitment to this community. We expect it to be a game changer with a suite of solutions that will empower start-ups to catalyse innovation and fast track growth.”

The Ready Start-up Kit includes:

•Innovate with Vodafone IoT: Start-ups will get complimentary access to Vodafone’s industry-leading IoT Managed Connectivity Platform, dedicated expert support and rental free package for 6 months for as many as 50 IoT SIMs to develop and deploy their solution. Vodafone’s IoT Managed Connectivity Platform helps start-ups scale faster by providing better control and management of their connected assets.


•Collaborate with Vodafone CloudStore: Start-ups will have complimentary access to three curated best-in-class cloud-based business apps for one month - Vodafone CRM, Vodafone Mobile Workforce Essentials, G-Suite. These solutions can help them boost their productivity, efficiency and enhance their ability to engage with their employees and customers. Vodafone CloudStore is backed by seamless onboarding and support from Vodafone’s dedicated Cloud support team. Today, Vodafone is the only Indian telco with a completely online Cloud applications marketplace– Vodafone CloudStore.


•Grow with Vodafone’s Marketing Solutions & APIs: Start-ups choosing the IoT solution will also be able to increase awareness of their products and services and better engage with their customers using Vodafone’s Programmatic Marketing solutions, which includes upto 50,000 SMS free package for marketing. They can also enrich their products & applications and customize user experience with access to Vodafone’s APIs.


More details about Vodafone’s Ready Startup Kit can be found at https://www.vodafone.in/business/start-up/ready-start-ups-kit

Vodafone IoT Leadership

Vodafone has consistently been a global leader in IoT

•Vodafone is the first global IoT mobile provider to exceed 50 million IoT connections


•Gartner has positioned Vodafone as a “Leader” in its latest Magic Quadrant for Managed M2M (IoT) Services, Worldwide report 2016 for the third consecutive year


•Machina Research named Vodafone ‘the consistent global leader’ in IoT services, in its 2016 IoT Communications Service Provider Benchmarking report for the 5th consecutive year


•Vodafone India has also been awarded Aegis Graham Bell Awards 2015 in M2M


•Vodafone has a wide deployment of IoT solutions across Healthcare, Automotive, Manufacturing, Utilities, Transportation, and Logistics in India


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About Vodafone Business Services:


Vodafone Business Services, the enterprise arm of Vodafone, provides Total Telecommunications Solutions across both mobility and fixed-line platforms and enables Large Enterprises, SME’s, Start-Ups and Government segments to communicate, collaborate and connect. Today with more than 8.5 million Mobility Corporate customers as on March 31, 2017, VBS is providing services to global and national businesses equipped with a robust network infrastructure and a 24x7 NOC.


Through a dedicated team of Account Managers and Service Managers and applying a consultative selling approach, it specifically addresses the Connectivity, Internet of Things (IoT), Cloud and Converged Communications needs of its enterprise customers.


With the advantage of its global expertise and knowledge of local markets, Vodafone Business Services endeavors to be a steadfast partner in the Government’s efforts towards Digital India.


Vodafone Business Services was recently awarded the 'Enterprise Mobile Service Provider of the Year’ for the sixth year in a row (2011-16) and the 'Enterprise Telecom Service Provider of the Year - SMB Segment' at the Frost & Sullivan India ICT Awards 2016. It was also awarded ‘Telecom Leadership Award 2016’ for IoT by Voice & Data and the ‘CIO Choice Awards for Enterprise Mobility and Leased Lines for 2016.’



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