We started the journey of Cisco LaunchPad with the vision of creating an ecosystem to deliver end-to-end digital solutions for customers. Cisco LaunchPad is an ecosystem of startups, technology leaders, partners, and developers.

It was very gratifying to have the first startup cohort of Cisco LaunchPad graduate in January 2017. For startups, Cisco LaunchPad has been a rigorous yet rewarding program: starting off with an immersive bootcamp, monthly reviews with Cisco leadership and external advisors, deep interactions with Cisco technology mentors and go-to-market teams.

Now, after a thorough selection process by a panel of Cisco Engineering leaders, Cisco LaunchPad kicks off its second cohort of eight startups shortlisted from a number of applications spanning the Cisco portfolio from IoT to Security to AR/VR. The panel sees high potential for several of these startups to collaborate with Cisco on technology integration as well as joint go-to-market.

Please join me in welcoming Cisco LaunchPad Cohort 2:


Detects and addresses security vulnerabilities in mobile apps, enabling users to achieve faster time to market and higher productivity.


The App allows shoppers to self-scan any item in the store, pay and simply walk out with it (Scan-Pay-Go).


A highly configurable end-to-end IoT platform for monitoring and optimizing the operations and maintenance of industrial assets via remote cloud based solutions.


A leading cloud based digital signage solution provider for advertising, public communication for government, on-premise marketing communication and smart city monitoring.


An industrial IoT offering (ShopWorx) for real time monitoring, communication, automated reporting and real time analysis of the manufacturing shop floor.


An integrated agri-IoT platform with wireless sensors that plug into the soil and provide users with real time critical information of the soil and air from remote locations.


An augmented reality (AR) and virtual reality (VR) technology-based enterprise, offering innovative visualization products and services in the collaboration space.

Spectral Insights:

An integrated Digital Pathology system with high resolution spectral camera imaging along with analytics modules leading to better productivity at lower cost.

Here’s the website link to learn more: http://www.cisco.com/in/launchpad/

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Ravi Chandrasekaran

Senior Vice President

Enterprise Networking