Google shortlists six Indian startups for Launchpad Accelerator Program

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Google has shortlisted six Indian startups for the fourth session of its flagship Launchpad Accelerator Program. Starting from July 17th, 2017, these startups will be joining group of startups from all parts of the world including Asia, Latin America, Europe and Africa. The launchpad program will take place at launchpad space for Google developers in San Francisco.

Before the fourth batch, there have been 20 Indian startups who participated in earlier versions of the program by Google. It includes a two week mentorship bootcamp, cost of which is fully paid by Google. Startups selected in the fourth edition of Google Launchpad will get access to the latest technologies of Google and will help startups in making their app better and equipped with machine learning algorithms.

Speaking on this, Paul Ravindranath G, Program Manager, Google India said that the quality of startups coming from India has drastically improved over the last few years. Adding that these startups were selected from a pool of hundreds of startups who applied, he said that his team would look forward to work with these teams for next 6 months.

The whole acceleration program, which will go on for 6 months, will see the teams getting exposed to various mentoring sessions conducted by top tech companies and investors in silicon  valley. Google will also provide a set of benefits, which will allow these startups to use Google products free of cost. Once these startup teams return from Silicon Valley, the startups will continue to work with the Google team in India for continued collaboration and support.

The startups which are shortlisted by Google for their fourth edition of launchpad accelerator program include the following names

  1. EdGE Networks: The startup provides HR related solutions and uses artificial intelligence for personalised results.
  2. FastFilmz: Based on the concepts of AI, this app showcases South Indian movies for the fans.
  3. IndiaLends: Provides unsecured loans to the customers. Used AI to filter the eligible candidates.
  4. RailYatri: Platform which gives information about live train running status. It uses the inputs given by broad to help travellers.
  5. RecipeBook: Provides solutions related to food recipes and their ingredients. Uses deep learning computer vision
  6. SigTuple: Working in healthcare sector, this startup showcases smart screened results depending on big data analytics