Friday Picks: The edtech startup that’s all about EQ and four other ALPHA startups

Friday Picks: The edtech startup that’s all about EQ and four other ALPHA startups

December 11, 2015 by Anna O'Hare

The tech world is meeting in India. Will your startup be there?

With SURGE just around the corner, our ALPHA programme is filling up with some great startups. Let’s welcome these five startups as my five Friday picks:



We’ve already introduced CurrEQlum on this blog, but now it’s time to tell you a bit more about them. CurrEQlum are on a mission to change the Indian education system. How will they do this? By putting more of an emphasis on a student’s emotional intelligence. It’s about EQ, not only IQ.

With over 100 courses to develop what they call a “new age skill set”, we’re looking forward to see the difference they make in India’s education sector.

LAB Desk Inc.

LAB Desk Inc. are the people behind StoreWalk, the app that’s introducing ecommerce to its brick-and-mortar counterpart. Browse StoreWalk to find an item that takes your fancy and the app will give you directions to the closest store, along with a discount. Perfect for trying before you buy.



Vvscore takes the risk out of hiring a babysitter, driver or any other service provider. With its detailed background checks, all displayed on a user-friendly interface, you’ll never worry about a new hire again.

These guys will be joined by Heart Plus and Dawning Investments at SURGE.

Want to join these startups at SURGE? Apply to ALPHA.

About the Author

Anna O'Hare
Anna is a storyteller at heart and is particularly passionate about telling the stories of startups. After returning from a year working in New York City's tech sector, she now writes for Collision, Web Summit, RISE and SURGE.