Angel-back startup accelerator VentureNursery, has selected two start-ups Gig-it and Tyre Express for its Season-9 of 13-week acceleration program, which includes mentoring by experienced mentors and members of VentureNursery.

As a part of the program, the selected start-ups will have access to a pool of 80 experienced mentors from a variety of business areas and 30 VentureNursery members who will question business assumptions, help point out gaps, draw attention to potential minefields and prepare them to draw lessons for real world issues as they scale business.

Gig-it, founded by husband and wife duo Kamal Trilok Singha and Akshata Agarwal, is a social event discovery platform. It will address needs of all those who don’t know what to do with their evenings or free time. It also helps discover interesting events based on individual interests and passion.

By replacing multiple searches with one consolidated view, the startup aims to organise this segment and hopes to make their going out easy and exciting for people.

Akshata Agarwal of Gig-it said,

We were clear that we needed to learn. And from experienced people…those who had been there and done it all with a passion for nurturing start-ups.

Tyre Express is a business to business (B2B) marketplace for lifecycle management for commercial vehicle tyres. It will work with its partners to offer a range of financial solutions for sourcing Tyres and leverage technology to enable lifecycle management for Tyres. It was founded by three school mates and buddies – Dinesh Wakale, Brijesh Shukla and Vinit Palkar.

Dinesh Wakale of Tyre Express said,

We chose to join VentureNursery program as it is an excellent platform with access to high quality mentors and designed to help us address specific challenges for scaling our business.

VentureNursery was founded in March 2012 by two Angel Investors – Shravan Shroff, Founder and former MD, Fame Cinemas and Ravi Kiran, former CEO-South East & South Asia, Starcom MediaVest Group. It has invested in startup like Oyo Rooms, Talview, Klip, CarpooolIt, FindUrClass, etc.

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