Google Launchpad’s Solve for India hosted by Google India is a four day mentorship program to nurture, mentor and support 10 Indian startup this week. The Solve for India initiative program driven by the Google Developer Relations team is an effort to basically mentor emerging startups.
This initiative was launched last year as an India-only pilot for mentorship by Google Developers Launchpad team. The idea behind the ‘Solve for India’ is to focus on bringing the best of Google expertise to help emerging startups across product, UX/UI and latest technologies including Artificial Intelligence and Machine learning to help promising startups achieve rapid progress in a short time.
The 10 startups that participated in the first boot camp include LegalDesk, PaySack, Vokal, FarMart, Meesho, Pratilipi, Nebulaa, Slang Labs, PregBuddy and M-Indicator. The Founder and teams of these startup attended one-on-one consultation with experts from Google and external mentor from the industry for four days.
Paul Ravindranath G, Program Manager, Launchpad Accelerator, Google India, said:
We have been very active in India with our global flagship mentoring program Launchpad Accelerator and our shorter format Launchpad events, but we realised that we needed a very local, high touch engagement program for a growing number of Indian startups that are building solutions to solve for critical challenges of India. Through the last ten months, we have focused on building the right mentorship network to support the challenges faced by these startups. And we’re delighted to share that we will be expanding the mentoring support beyond this bootcamp, by launching a structured mentorship program for startups who are using machine learning and artificial intelligence to Solve for India, and run this as an ongoing effort.
Karthik Padmanabhan, Developer Relations Lead, Google India said:
In the last few years, we have seen the growth in entrepreneurial and startup activity that goes beyond the big metros. We’re seeing a whole new generation of entrepreneurs and founders who’re innovating to solve for real challenges across Agriculture, Healthcare, Environment, Retail, Education, MicroFinance and the Indian language web. With this program, our objective is to build a bridge between startups and the industry ecosystem and provide them with the right technology support and mentorship to help them succeed. We shortlisted 10 startups from 160 homegrown startups by traveling across 15 cities in India, and are now ready to scale this pilot as a dedicated program for India.
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