Google announced the first batch of 10 startups selected for its Launchpad Accelerator India, a three-month mentorship program. The inaugural class is set to kick off on 10th September 2018, at Google’s Bengaluru office.
Under the programme, the startups will go through a 2-week intensive mentorship bootcamp, followed by customized virtual support for the remaining duration. The startups will be offered equity free support, access to silicon valley experts and local mentors, access to Google’s leadership team, and cloud credits.
The startups were selected based on their abilities to solve India’s needs by leveraging technologies such as AI/ML.
“The shortlisted startups are doing incredible work in areas ranging from, enhancing employability and earning-abilities of the blue-collar workforce to using satellite imagery to support farmers’ decision-making process,” said Paul Ravindranath G, Programme Manager, Google India.
Here is the list of 10 startups shortlisted for the inaugural batch of Google Launchpad Accelerator India:
- CareNx: CareNx is a healthtech startup founded by Shantanu Pathank and Aditya Kulkarni in 2015, with its headquarter in Mumbai. It provides smartphone-enabled product CareMother, to diagnose high-risk pregnancies.
- Wysa: Wysa is an AI-powered chatbot founded by Jo Aggarwal and Ramakant Vempati. Wysa is an emotionally sensitive AI buddy for mental health.
- MultiBhashi: MultiBhashi was founded Anuradha Agarwal in 2016, with its headquarter in Bengaluru. It provides a technology-enabled language learning platform.
- Genrobotics: Genrobotics is a robotics startup founded by Arun George, Nikhil NP, Rashid Bin Abdulla, and Vimal Govind MK in 2015, with its headquarter in Kerala. It provides semi-automatic robots to deal with the problem of manual scavenging in the country.
- OliveWear: OliveWear was founded by Sunder Jagannathan. It provides an ecosystem of doctors to give personalized maternal care to pregnant women.
- Signzy: Bengaluru-based Signzy is a fintech startup was founded by Ankit Ratan, Ankur Pandey, and Arpit Ratan in 2015. It provides a digital on-boarding using AI and blockchain for banks, NBFC’s and other financial institutions.
- SlangLabs: SlangLabs was founded by Rangarajan and Giridhar Murthy, with its headquarter in Bengaluru. It provides a platform for developers to add multi-lingual voice support in apps.
- ten3THealthcare: An early detection system for preventable clinical adverse events by monitoring real-time, remote, and continuous vital signs of patients.
- Uncanny Vision: Uncanny Vision is an AI-based startup founded by Ranjith Parakkal and Navanee Sundaramoorthy in 2012, with its headquarter in Bengaluru. It provides optimised computer vision solutions focused on Vehicle Analytics, People Analytics and Object Analytics using high accuracy, AI-based Deep Learning models which are optimised to perform on low compute edge devices.
- Vassar Labs: Vassar Labs provides solutions to bring end-mile Visibility and Decision Support using data from sensors, satellite & crowdsourced data to provide decision-making support in sectors such as Water, Agriculture, Education & more.
“We are hopeful that with this programme of ours, we will be able to bring best of Google — our expertise, platforms, tools and core strengths including machine learning and AI, to help Indian startups build, scale and grow their offering,” said Ravindranath.