SGInnovate X Microsoft : Winimy is the winner of the ScaleUp Contest !
The Microsoft ScaleUp programme (previously known as Microsoft Accelerator) is designed for Series A startups and offers access to sales, marketing and technical support and is available exclusively to disruptors who are changing the face of technological innovation.
Disrupting the business-customer communication landscape is what Winimy AI is known for and today was a testament to the spirit of Winimy: they displayed their core values of imagination, integration and proved themselves invincible in the Southeast Asian startup community by becoming one of the top 2 winners of the Microsoft Startup Pitching Event on 19-June-2018 where 10 specially selected Southeast Asian startups competed for two coveted spots to pitch to the global Microsoft Scale Up Programme final selection committee. This event was hosted in partnership with SGInnovate and provided technopreneurs a chance to showcase ground-breaking innovations that simplify the lives of businesses and customers in industries ranging from hospitality to travel and beyond. With a presentation that showcased the demo of the seamless conversational marketing experience that is the company’s forte; Swami Sekar, wowed the audience and jury by highlighting how Winimy helps brands differentiate themselves using voice-enabled products like Alexa, Google Home, Cortona and Siri.
"Winimy’s value proposition lies in more than just entertaining or educating the customer like Siri or Alexa but can actually help businesses and brands grow through customer engagement."
- Jackey Wang, Venture Partner, 500 Startups
"Wnimy is one of the companies of the future that hold potential to transform business processes by the use of AI"
- David Lim, Microsoft’s Director of Business programs and operations (APAC)
The jury comprising of Investors and Senior Executives from SGInnovate and Microsoft were quite taken in by the voice based omnichannel offerings provided by Winimy AI. One of the Jury members, Mr David Lim, Microsoft’s Director of Business programs and operations (APAC) heralded Winimy as one of the “Companies of the future that hold potential to transform business processes by the use of AI”. Applauding the efforts of the company to simplify customer engagement by voice anchored AI through a seamless cross platform approach; another jury member Ms Jackey Wang (Venture Partner at 500 Startups), said that “Winimy’s value proposition lies in more than just entertaining or educating the customer like Siri or Alexa but can actually help businesses and brands grow through customer engagement”
Winning the prestigious spot at the event puts Winimy in the running for the Global Finale with startups from all over the world. This event has successfully cemented Winimy’s position as a thought leader and innovator in the field of AI and given a stamp of validation to the company’s unique customer centric approach to designing an omnichannel customer engagement strategy for businesses.
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