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Application for Google’s Launchpad Accelerator India programme opens

New Delhi | Updated on July 10, 2018 Published on July 10, 2018

The India focused accelerator programme is building on Google’s “Solve for India” roadshow. File Photo   -  Reuters

Shortlisted start-ups to go through three months mentorship

Applications for Google mentorship programme, Launchpad Accelerator India, for Indian technology start-ups are open now. The applications are open till July 31 and first class will start from September, according to a press release. The application criteria are – the technology start-up should be based in India, start-ups that have seed funding, should focus on building a solution that addresses a real challenge of the country and should use advanced technology like AI/ML to power the solution.

The shortlisted 8-10 start-ups will go through three month mentorship and can avail support from Google in AI/ML, Cloud, UX, Android, web, product strategy and marketing. They will also get up to $100,000 of Google Cloud Credits.

Roy Glasberg, Global Launchpad Founder, said, “India has the appetite to build entrepreneurs of the future and we are proud to announce a focussed program for the next wave of Indian entrepreneurs, who are using new technologies to solve for India’s needs.”

“Over the years, Google has worked with some incredible start-ups across India that use advanced technologies such as AI/ML to tackle everything from agri-tech to language web, healthcare and transportation. With the dedicated India-only Launchpad Accelerator program, we will be able to bridge start-ups and industry ecosystem and support them to drive innovation in the India market,” Glasberg said.

The India focused accelerator programme is building on Google’s “Solve for India” roadshow from last year. Ten Indian start-ups were shortlisted from across the country and underwent four days one-on-one consults with experts from Google and mentors from the industry to solve critical product and growth challenges.

Published on July 10, 2018
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