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Off-beat Ideas We Came Across At SURGE 2016, Day One

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In the current startup ecosystem of India, it is truly a pleasure to come across ideas and businesses which are NOT e-commerce, food-tech, cab aggregators and other run of the mill ideas. From the extravagant display of startups on the Day 1 of Surge 2016, we bring you some noteworthy off-beat startups that have the potential of making it big –


Are you a guitarist and an amazing singer as well? But don’t you miss the fun of jamming with other instruments while playing alone in your room sometimes? Well, ACPAD has an innovative tech-driven solution!

ACPAD is the world’s first wireless MIDI controller for acoustic guitar. It enables you to play thousands of instruments, trigger unlimited sound samples and effects, live record loops, without taking your hand off your guitar! The product is already on Pre-Order now and you can watch this short video to leave yourself speechless and amazed over this product –

Hey Guitarists out there, can I hear your joyous screams already?


Organizing an event and have no idea how to contact the entertainers? Mahoul provides a unique aggregation of all kinds of event-related needs of an organizer. Right from singers and bands to photographers, models and even bouncers, the database of Mahoul will make sure that your event rocks the crowd!

It boasts of an easy comparison among various artists, secure booking and ensures that you make the most out of your party!

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Bushlark takes the usual hyperlocal discovery to a crowdsourced level where everyone becomes a local expert! Basically, Bushlark is a real-time location aware crowd-sourced Q&A and discovery platform. Everyone walks around with a smartphone in hand and has all the means for reporting/answering for a topic of interest and thus is our local reporter or local expert. Bushlark will enable other users to get real time local information from these local reporters.

Think about it – you are walking around with your phone and helping other people discover things around you locally. With the increasing number of hyperlocal discovery platforms, Bushlark takes it to another level by doing away with the usual listings and gives it a more personalized approach.

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