Seventeen startups from around the world will showcase their digital innovations this year at Oracle OpenWorld, displaying everything from intelligent contact hubs for customer engagement to an innovation-and talent-sourcing platform to a maintenance application that uses deep learning to predict when industrial equipment is about to malfunction.
Participating startups were chosen from the first global class of the Oracle Startup Cloud Accelerator program, which gives select technology and technology-powered startups six months of mentoring and other kinds of support—including engagement opportunities with Oracle’s more than 400,000 global customers. Thousands of applicants across more than eight countries applied for admission to the program, with judges from Oracle and industry executives scoring each company on the strength of its management team, its use of technology, and market traction.
England-based GRAKN.AI is one of the 17 program members traveling to Oracle OpenWorld for the event, October 1 to 5 in San Francisco. “Together with Oracle we will accelerate our capabilities to scale worldwide,” says Haikal Pribadi, GRAKN.AI founder and CEO. “It’s an exciting time to be in right now, as the next generation of technological breakthroughs will all be powered by artificial intelligence-driven systems built with large and complex data.”
Visit the Innovation Stations
At Oracle OpenWorld, each startup will have a station within the Moscone North Innovation Studio, where the startups’ founders and executives will be available to meet with the public and demonstrate their products. (They’ll also be participating in speaking sessions, panels, and special events.)
If you are one of the 60,000 business and technology professionals expected to attend Oracle OpenWorld San Francisco this year, here’s who you’ll meet and what you’ll see in the Innovation Studio:
1Check (Paris, France): A mobile application that digitizes processes for hotels, campsites and resorts, nursing homes, apartment rentals, and school campuses. The application not only tracks cleaning and maintenance schedules but also provides curative and preventive-HR issue resolution, helps with inventory management, and monitors budgets and KPIs.
3DSignals (Tel Aviv, Israel): A predictive maintenance application that uses deep learning to analyze the sounds emanating from industrial equipment and then alert staff when a machine is about to malfunction.
Agorize (Paris, France): An open innovation platform that brings together companies to source innovation and talent worldwide and that spurs innovation through online hackathons, student internships, startup business plans, and internal projects.
Bonobo.ai (Tel Aviv, Israel): An artificial intelligence platform that helps businesses personalize the way they communicate with consumers through chat bots, voice assistants, smart electronic devices, and connected vehicles.
Dial-Once (Paris, France): An intelligent contact hub that digitizes consumer engagements to help companies improve customer care, lower call-handling costs, and provide web-enabled real-time communications (WebRTC).
Duel (Bristol, England): Machine learning and machine vision tagging technology to help retailers add visual content and social proof to every stage of the online customer’s shopping journey. With engagements triggered post-purchase, Duel uses reward and gamified tools to motivate customers to create and share content about products.
ezeDox (Bangalore, India): A digital document and workflow management platform that allows organizations and individual users to access and store documents from anywhere. The platform provides digitally signed online applications, identity management such as eKYC enablement, storage, collaboration, categorization, tagging, browsing, and document sharing.
iGeolise (Bristol, England): A geospatial platform that makes maps and data searchable by travel time, rather than distance. The analytics tool also helps businesses determine catchment areas, plan business relocations, make portfolio plans, conduct proximity marketing, and manage supply chain logistics.
GRAKN.AI (Bristol, England): An artificial intelligence platform that enables companies to manage complex data sets and helps them uncover knowledge that is too complex for human cognition.
Interactive Scientific (Bristol, England): A virtual reality platform to help students and researchers conduct science simulations using interactive visuals and intuitive designs. iSci’s product, Nano Simbox, brings to life atoms and molecules, allowing complex concepts to be easily visualized, explored, and understood.
Netshow.me (São Paulo, Brazil): A live-streaming platform that provides video infrastructure, live-broadcast software, and professional production services to companies around the world.
Nsof Networks (Tel Aviv, Israel): A cloud-native networking and security application that enables organizations to operate with speed, agility, flexibility, and scale to meet and exceed their goals now and into the future.
Rehash (Re#) (Bangalore, India): A post-sale lifecycle management platform for consumer products that aims to provide a technology consumer product manufacturers can use to digitize and automate activities from point-of-sale through repair, renew, resell, and recycle.
Runrun.it (São Paulo, Brazil): A work management platform for high-performance teams, enabling managers to increase their organization’s productivity by tracking tasks, time, and performance metrics.
Toonimo (Tel Aviv, Israel): A smart audio-visual guidance platform that uses interactive interfaces, personalized overlays of human voices, and rich-media effects to provide a true concierge experience for training and education.
Weblib (Paris, France): Digital applications that connect, target, and expand the in-store and online shopping experience. Through tablets, apps, and Wi-Fi solutions, Weblib is aimed at helping the world’s biggest retailers increase revenue and better understand consumers.
Zoomin (Tel Aviv, Israel): An enterprise software-as-a-service application that delivers personalized product documentation via just-in-time contextual information from user manuals, white papers, and community discussions.
“We are seeing huge progress among our startup accelerator participants,” says Reggie Bradford, Oracle’s senior vice president for the program. “There are exciting technologies emerging, pain-points being solved, and advancements happening across all sectors.”
Sasha Banks-Louie is a brand journalist for Oracle.