Viacom18 completes first class of start-up engagement programme

21 Jun,2018

By A Correspondent


Viacom18 has conferred graduation certificates to five start-ups who were a part of the VStEP programme. The five start-ups that were a part of the first class of VStEP are: TESSACT, Karza Technologies, Entropik Technologies, Firmway and vPhrase.


Achint Setia

Speaking about the VStEP initiative, Achint Setia, Senior Vice President-Viacom18 Digital Ventures and Head- VStEP said: “At Viacom18, we propel ourselves on the back of innovation concurrent to our brand promise of Open New Worlds. Engaging with startups through VStEP has been an enriching experience as the initiative has brought solutions that add business value while at the same time drives a culture of innovation internally as well. Over the last 6 months, our teams have worked closely with the startups on the POCs, perfecting them into solutions that are adoption ready.”


Furthering Viacom18’s commitment in fostering a culture of innovation and engaging with startups, the company entered a strategic partnership with Anthill Ventures for an accelerator programme called Anthill Studio that will scout for startups building products for Media & Entertainment industry using technologies such as AI/ML, AR/VR, IoT, Big Data, Blockchain and others. The areas of focus include filmed entertainment, TV, gaming and digital media industries.



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