We announced Launchpad Accelerator India 2018 in July, and have had an incredible few months working with the first class of the program. These startups, that are using AI/ML to solve for India’s needs, underwent an intensive in-person mentorship bootcamp followed by customized support for 3 months. We recently concluded the 1st class of Launchpad Accelerator India and these 10 startups join the scores of innovative tech startups in India that have been supported by the Launchpad program over the years.
In addition to the tailored one-to-one mentorship, some of the ways in which our first class benefited from the program include -- insights and support on advanced tech such as ML, in-depth Design Sprints for specifically identified challenges, guidance on focused tech projects, features on the Google Play store, networking opportunities and connects at industry events and platform.
We are excited to share that we are now accepting applications for class 2 of Launchpad Accelerator India.
Apply at this link, before January 31st 2019, 12pm IST
The selected class will be announced in February and the program will begin in March 2019. The shortlisted startups will attend a one week in-person mentorship bootcamp in Bangalore in March and there will be follow-up engagements over April and May to help address the needs of the startups.
What do we look for when selecting startups?
Startups will need to meet the following criteria to be considered for the Launchpad Accelerator India:
1/ Be a technology startup.
2/ Be based in India.
3/ Have preferably at least raised seed funding.
4/ Address a challenge that is specific to India
5/ Use advanced technology like AI/ML to power the solution.
Each class will consist of upto 10 startups who will receive mentorship and support from the best of Google in AI/ML, Cloud, UX, Android, Web, Product Strategy and Marketing. Startups will also receive Google Cloud Credits from $20K - going up to $100K each.
By Paul Ravindranath, Program Manager, Launchpad Accelerator India