Ready startup kit has solutions to give startups complete visibility, manageability, and control over various business assets.

Vodafone India launches Ready startup kit to help boost productivity and efficiencyImage source: Marcos Morales via Flickr
Atom Startups Saturday, September 23, 2017 - 10:07

Telecom Major Vodafone India is looking to help startups with its new Ready startup kit. As per an Economic Times report, the kit has solutions to give startups complete visibility, manageability, and control over various business assets.

As part of the kit, startups will also gain complementary access to Vodafone’s internet of things (IoT), managed connectivity Platform, dedicated support team and six months of rental-free package for as many as 50 IoT SIMs to develop and deploy their solution.

As per the ET report, Start-ups will have access to Vodafone CRM, Vodafone Mobile Workforce Essentials, G-Suite for free for a month. These are curated in-class cloud-based business apps for one month.

The company said in a statement that these solutions will help startups boost productivity, efficiency and can help enhance their ability to engage with their employees and customers.

“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,” said Sunil Sood, MD and CEO, Vodafone India said in a statement.

Vodafone will also give startups its Programmatic Marketing solutions, which includes upto 50,000 SMS free package for marketing to help increase customer reach.

Earlier in April in year, Vodafone had also announced various initiatives for SMEs to establish itself as a startup friendly partner. At an event organized by Yourstory, Ajay Sehgal, SVP – SME Business, Vodafone Business Services had said that it wants to prove that it can be an important stakeholder in the startup ecosystem and that it wants to connect with startups working on ideas relevant to the company.

In the beginning of this year, it also partnered with T-Hub, India’s largest startup engine to benefit startups through its enterprise arm Vodafone Business Services.

As part of the MoU, Vodafone Business Services actively engages with start-ups across the country and initiates national level programmes for them, within the T-Hub ecosystem, with the help of mentors at the startup engine. It also provides customized solutions to start-ups, to help them launch their operations and scale.

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