Entrepreneurship arm of Google, Google for Entrepreneurs has partnered 91springboard, a startup in the co-working, space to nurture entrepreneurship ecosystem in India.
Through the partnership 91springboard will join Google for Entrepreneurs’ partner network, which has a global footprint of 50 partners and includes six campuses (Google’s owned and operated space for entrepreneurs).
91springboard members, across eight cities, will also have access to the Google for Entrepreneurs Passport program, which allows the members to work from more than 35 Google partner spaces around the world. They will also gain access to a number of significant initiatives, including Google’s first-ever Demo Day Asia, as well as the chance to gain new skills through programs focused on empowering women entrepreneurs and other innovations in technology.
Michael Kim, APAC Partnerships Manager for Google for Entrepreneurs, said the Indian partnership will focus on nurturing women entrepreneurs and those from smaller towns.
Addressing the launch of the partnership Rajan Anandan, Vice President, Southeast Asia and India, Google, said the partnerships are important as these are the companies that will are focusing on solving India’s problems in the areas including education, sanitation and mobility.
Pranay Gupta, co-founder, 91springboard, said at the sidelines of the launch that while the programme is open for all startups and businesses, there is a special focus on nurturing women entrepreneurs and those from tier 2 and 3 cities. This includes workshops, training and networking opportunities that are focused on them. “While you need to pay for utilising the lounge and facilities, workshops are open all,” he added.
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