Google Announces 6 Indian Start-Ups For Launchpad Accelerator Programme

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Global tech giant Google has announced the list of startups that will be joining the fourth edition of the Launchpad Accelerator Program, at the Google Developers Launchpad Space in San Francisco.

With this batch, a total of 26 Indian startups has so far joined the Launchpad Accelerator program from India. The six Indian startups selected are EdGE Networks, Fastfilmz, Indialends, RailYatri, RecipeBook, and SigTuple.

Google will mentor these Indian start-ups in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) at its developers’ launchpad in San Francisco from July 17.

With this latest batch onboard,  a total of 26 Indian start-ups has so far participated in the accelerator program.

“The start-ups were short-listed for their unique value proposition and use of AI and ML to build high-impact solutions for internet users and the government’s flagship initiative Digital India. We look forward to working with them over the next six months,” said Google India Programme Manager Paul Ravindranath in the statement.

EdGE Network provides human resource solutions using AI; FastFilmz offers super app for super fans of South Indian movies; IndiaLends is a credit underwriting and analytics platform for unsecured consumer lending; RailYatri is an intelligent, big data platform for long-distance travellers; Recipe Book provides intelligent solutions in food and retail and SigTuple is a smart screen solutions provider.

The program will start on July 17, 2017. It is a six-month program and will include two weeks of an all-expense-paid mentoring Bootcamp.

During this program, participating startups will receive mentoring from 20+ teams across Google and top technology companies and VCs in Silicon Valley. They will also receive equity-free support and credits for Google products. After their return from San Francisco, Google will continue to work closely with the startups.

They will also receive equity-free support and credits for Google products. After their return from San Francisco, Google will continue to work closely with the startups.

 

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