The Google Lounge is a collaborative space for community members, developers, creatives to boost the startup ecosystem in the country. Similar lounges have been launched by Google in other parts of the world including Israel, London, Sao Paolo, Madrid, among others. The company will be organising events, meetups, and providing resources to entrepreneurs of early-stage entrepreneurs.
This partnership is also aimed at empowering women entrepreneurs in the country by enabling them to learn from the top entrepreneurs, educating them about the global best practices for developing products, services, and solutions. The programme will continue for 2 years.
The training programme will also focus on their leadership skills, fostering tech-focussed discussion, along with 1:1 mentorship for women entrepreneurs.
The program will not only be focused on training women entrepreneurs in big cities but it will also target women from tier 2 cities in its coming programmes. It will also focus on increasing women-led startup in the country.
“We have consistently invested in helping the Indian startup ecosystem to build, scale and accelerate early stage product ideas into category leaders. With Google for Entrepreneurs building its presence in India, we now have an end-to-end mentoring and support program helping entrepreneurs across all stages of their startups. I am especially excited about the women-entrepreneur focused program, and sincerely hope that it will help thousands of women to get a jumpstart in their entrepreneurial journeys,” said Rajan Anandan, VP, Southeast Asia and India, Google.
91springboard is a co-working space startup that was founded in 2012 by Pranay Gupta. This co-working startup community for entrepreneurs, freelancers, and business owners, now have more than 8,000 entrepreneurs associated with it across the country.