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

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Bangalore: 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. 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-kitVodafone IoT LeadershipVodafone 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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