Google announces Startup School in India

BL Mumbai Bureau | | Updated on: Jul 06, 2022
A sign is pictured outside a Google office near the company’s headquarters in Mountain View, California, US

A sign is pictured outside a Google office near the company’s headquarters in Mountain View, California, US | Photo Credit: Reuters Staff

Google has announced a Startup School India aimed at enabling 10,000 startups in tier 2 and tier 3 cities understand the dynamics of entrepreunership

The 9-week program, delivered virtually, will feature fireside chats between Google leaders and trailblazing collaborators from across the startup ecosystem spanning fintech, D2C, B2B and B2C e-commerce, language, social media & networking, job search and many more.

With close to 70,000 startups, India is the third-largest birthing ground for startups in the world. And as more Indian founders lead their companies successfully to IPOs or unicorn status, it has set off a virtuous cycle wherein their success has ignited aspirations among youths across the length and breadth of the country.

“90% of all startups fail within the first five years of their journey - mostly for the same key reasons - unmanaged cash burn, flawed demand assessment, ineffective feedback loops or lack of leadership . Over the last twenty years, and especially in the last decade, Indian entrepreneurs have garnered a wealth of institutional knowledge, through which they’ve made the entrepreneurial journey a less lonely one for future founders. A defining tradition of the community has been knowledge sharing, which helps the whole community learn faster, avoid known pitfalls and borrow useful growth hacks.” Google said in a blogpost

“As startups come up in farther corners of the country, there is a need for programs which can organize this knowledge into a structured curriculum and deliver it across a wide footprint. Startup School India - a Google for Startups initiative is designed to do precisely that as we align our efforts to support this expansion,” it added.

The 9-week program, delivered virtually, will feature fireside chats between Google leaders and trailblazing collaborators from across the startup ecosystem spanning fintech, D2C, B2B and B2C e-commerce, language, social media & networking, job search and many more. The full list of speakers is available  here.

Published on July 06, 2022
COMMENTS
This article is closed for comments.
Please Email the Editor

You May Also Like

Recommended for you