Google announced the four shortlisted Indian startups for its hands-on mentorship programme ‘Launchpad Accelerator’. With this batch, a total of 30 Indian startups have so far joined the class.
The shortlisted startups — BabyChakra, m.Paani, NIRAMAI and SocialCops — will join a group of startups shortlisted from all over the world at the Google Developers’ Launchpad Space in San Francisco in the US. Class 5 of the mentorship will kick off on January 29 and will include two weeks of all-expenses-paid training, as part of the full six-month programme.
“These startups have been shortlisted based on their unique value proposition and use of latest technologies like machine learning and artificial intelligence,” Roy Glasberg, Global Lead, Google Developers Launchpad, said in a statement. BabyChakra is a trusted care companion to Indian parents, from pregnancy to parenting.
m.Paani powers real-time, direct to consumer engagement, marketing, loyalty and insights for mass-market consumers and retailers. NIRAMAI is a health tech startup that has developed a novel breast cancer screening solution while SocialCops empowers organisations to make better decisions through data.
Launchpad Accelerator is Google’s six-month programme that includes an intensive two-week boot camp in San Francisco and mentoring from over 30 teams across Google and expert mentors from top technology companies in Silicon Valley and globally.