Applications Closed

$15M+

Business Impact

3 Years

of Brewing Innovation

500+

Startup Connects

18+

Innovation Projects

Who Are We?

BudStart is an Accelerator program of Beer Garage with a focus on solving real world complex business problems for the AB InBev ecosystem across Global Fintech, APAC and Africa geography.

We're looking for game changers from all over the world who are willing to disrupt, put their talents to the test, and push the boundaries of innovation.

Few Success Stories

We helped transform Discover Dollar from a 3-month POC to a global business with presence in Africa, Europe, Asia and South America

Transformed SMB with our domain knowledge and technical guidance into a large enterprise with 6000+ suppliers in 10 countries and 1B+ yearly transactions

Our product marketing expertise + analytics capabilities helped in the establishment of this media budget planning platform into a global tool with 200+ users

WHAT’S
IN IT FOR YOU?

Global Expansion

Connect with key executives and corporate partners from our global markets and explore your potential to expand globally.

Upto $50K Paid Engagement

Eligibility for Paid Engagement with milestone payments and paid Proof of Concepts (POCs) up to $50,000.

Mentorship for Product Maturity

Access to key resources, opportunities to upscale to an Enterprise Grade Product, deployment in a live environment with assistance in the co-creation of a product roadmap.

Investment Opportunity

Opportunity for investment with exposure to our VC network/partners as well as opportunity within ABI’s ecosystem with Z-Tech and ZX Ventures.

Perks and Credits

Access to cloud credits from our partners; events & training workshops at Beer Garage. Opportunity to be recommended to one of our Innovation Consortium partners and networking on the Beer Garage Platform.

OUR FOCUS AREAS

Open Banking API

Mechanisms in which customer’s banking information is shared to applications or APIs to create an ecosystem that is conducive to generating business, solving needs, suggesting services and more

1-Click Payments for D2C/B2B

Solutions allowing customers to make purchases using 1 click with the payment information needed to complete the purchase having been entered by the user previously

POS Innovations

Solutions innovating the traditional POS mechanisms, allowing more ease and comfort for both customers and SMBs.

Alternative SMB Landing

Solutions for nontraditional lenders to invest in an SMB entity, who may be under-served by traditional lending institutions

Subscription Services to D2C/B2B

Solutions which provide a service/product on a subscription cycle for the customers who pay on recurring cycle

Value Added Services (VAS) Platforms

Solutions providing the customers an added service along with the purchased service/product

Alternative Payment Methods

Mechanisms which are categorised as any form of payment which isn’t cash, or a debit/credit card issued by a major bank.

E-wallet integrated Loyalty Solutions

Solutions where businesses integrate robust loyalty offerings into their mobile wallets

Cash Management Solutions

Solutions for the formalization of offline customers allowing them make purchases online and pay offline and other cash management solutions through payables, receivables and liquidity management.

Consumer Data Collection and Targeted Marketing

Tech solutions to collect consumer data through our online and offline channels to understand them better and send personalized offers and promotions.

Sales Force Automation

Cost-effective, easily customizable, AI and analytics driven end-to-end solutions for our sales team to drive better sales execution and performance.

Supplier Recommendation

Open platform to identify suppliers from the marketplace and get a complete comparative study on parameters (quality, TAT, cost, etc.) to help in decision making for Smart Procurement.

Digital Menus

Simple, cost effective, easy to use, multilingual and QR code based digital menu solutions for our bar, pubs and restaurant partners to provide enhanced experience to our consumers and improve our brand/sales equity.

Reduction in Breakages, Detention and Demurrages losses

Solutions to give visibility into the causes of breakages during transit. Real time visibility for fleet till the unloading happens to minimize detention losses and the stock movement outside ABI warehouses to minimize demurrage losses.

Financial Transactions

Solutions offering capabilities for digitization of payments, transaction and settlements of discounts/claims/invoices across B2B2C.

Automation Opportunities

Solutions to automate our supply chain and logistics process: Loading/Unloading of trucks, Bottle Inspection, Carton Assembling and Sealing, Equipment Controllers, Intra-Brewery Logistics.

Utility as a Service

Partner solutions offering supply of utilities on metered billing system (Utility as a Service model) for water, energy, warehouse space, equipments, etc.

Brewery Operations

Solutions for preventive maintenance of machines/equipments, 3D-printing of parts, realtime automatic conveyor synchronisation, process/safety compliance alert mechanisms for Brewery Operations.

Route to Market

Solutions allowing connect drivers (to sellers) with riders (to buyers) with the capability of mobile payment and dynamic pricing. Cost effective solutions on vehicle tracking.

E2E Stock Reconciliation

Solutions which can efficiently and effectively track, and match finished products vs end users

WIFI Chiller (Digitalize Store)

Solution/product idea of creating a free WIFI network within the cooler using a device which can be used by store owner to ​place orders via B2B platform

Reverse Logistics Recycle & Sustainability solutions

Solutions on supply chain system with tech integrated. Track, collect and process the bottles & cans back to manufacturer. Sustainable solution on use of less plastics.

Store Mini Cameras (IOT solutions)

Infrastructure IOT solutions which can be used to track chiller temp, theft, shelf space etc. Analyze the footprint of the store and customer analytics.

Digital Signage

Solutions to digital display communications and promotions in the POC’s

Market Analytics

Solutions which can identify competitors' market analysis and areas of operations. Tools to measure markets using best frameworks and dashboards

Digital Marketing

AI driven solutions for 121 marketing promotions for specific POC’s using multi-channel social media data

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26th April

Applications Start

4th June

Applications Close

August

Accelerator Starts

December

Demo Day

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