Google Launchpad Accelerator Phase II Application

Google today opened applications for next class(class II) of its launchpad accelerator in India. This programme promises to support AI/ML startups in India. This programme will also mentor such startups. In a statement, Google said that the last date for applying to this programme is January 31st, 2019. The list of selected startups will be announced in February 2019.

Google Launchpad Acceleration
Courtesy: Google

Under this programme, startups using AI/ML in India which solve India’s needs will undergo an intensive in-person mentorship boot-camp, followed by support for three months.

According to Google, the startups need to complete some criteria to be able to be a part of this programme.

  1. The startup needs to be a technology startup.
  2. The startup needs to be based in India.
  3. Google will prefer those internships which will be able to raise seed funding.
  4. The startups need to address a challenge specific to India.
  5. The startups need to use AI/ML to power the solution.

This Launchpad Accelerator Programme will have several classes for startups. Each class will consist of up to 10 startups. These startups will get Google AI/ML, Cloud, UX, Android, Web, Product strategy and Marketing Support. According to Google, these startups will also receive Google cloud credits from $20K – going up to $100K each.

Quote from Product Manager of Launchpad Accelerator India:-

Now let’s see what Paul Ravindranath, Product manager of Launchpad Accelerator India has to say:-

“Our Launchpad Accelerator program is bringing best of our expertise, platforms, tools and core strengths including machine learning and AI, to help Indian startups build, scale and grow their offering.

Over the years we have worked closely with many startups, who have benefitted extensively from the program. The first batch of Launchpad Accelerator India saw more experienced founders hailing from Tier II and Tier III cities, leveraging AI /ML to solve for India’s real problems. We are excited about the role these new age startups can play in creating AI based innovative solutions across agri-tech, language, healthcare, transportation and more.”

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