Uber Users In This City Can Now Book Cab Via Whatsapp Chat! (And Other Startup News)
WhatsApp, Uber announce partnership in New Delhi
WhatsApp, Uber have launched their WhatsApp to Ride (WA2R) partnership for residents in the Delhi-NCR region.
With this feature people can use the official WhatsApp chatbot to book a ride with ?Uber?.
This will be available in both English and Hindi.
The two had run a successful pilot of the program in Lucknow last December.
It found that the average WA2R user is younger than the average Uber user with more than half under the age of 25.
Harvard’s student and young professional conference in IIIT Delhi
The Harvard College Project for Asian and International Relations (HPAIR) will host its annual Asia Conference (ACONF) at IIIT Delhi between August 20 and 24.
The theme for this year’s conference is “Finding the Future”.
It will focus on how society needs to rethink the way it tackles problems.
Speakers include Geoff Ralston of Y Combinator, Kunal Shah of Cred, Michael Horvath of Strava, acclaimed fashion designer Manish Malhotra, and former World Bank CTO Lesly Goh, among others.
They will cover a range of topics, including the evolving startup ecosystem, data security, sustainability, and content creation, among others.
Khatabook announces comprehensive health coverage for LGBTQA+ employees
In an effort to make the workplace more inclusive, Khatabook will start providing holistic mental health and health insurance policies for all its employees, including those who identify as LGBTQA+.
With this, live-in partners and dependents of these employees will now be covered under the employee health insurance.
To provide this coverage the company has tied up with Nova Benefits.
It has tied up with YourDost to provide comprehensive mental health coverage as well.
Khatabook is a free and easy to use digital ledger app for small businesses.
Exponent and Altigreen reveal fast charging three-wheeler EV
EV enabler Exponent Energy has partnered with EV manufacturer Altigreen Propulsion Labs to build an electric three wheeler.
This vehicle will be able to travel up to distances of 80-85 kilometres, and can be charged within 15 minutes using Exponent’s charging pump.
A proprietary battery built by Exponent helps with fast charging.
Customer deliveries will begin in October.