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Announcing Class III of Launchpad Accelerator India

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In August 2019, we opened up applications for Class III of Launchpad Accelerator India - our 3-month program designed to accelerate Indian startups that are using scalable tech like AI & ML to address issues at the core of India’s growth, and we are thrilled to announce the start of the new class.


These 10 inspiring startups will begin their exciting journey with us in October 2019. Similar to the previous two classes, these startups will get access to the best of Google -- including mentorship from Google teams and industry experts, free support, Cloud credits, and much more. The startups will undergo an intensive 1-week mentorship bootcamp which will begin with a detailed and thorough understanding of their problem areas across domains, followed by mentorship sessions, and end with setting clear and specific goals for the upcoming 3 months of the program. 


After the bootcamp, the startups will receive highly customized support, which will include:
  • Tech guidance on specific projects
  • Machine learning related support
  • Design sprints for identified challenges
  • Leadership workshops
  • Access to Google teams
  • Interactions with  industry experts, mentors
  • Networking opportunities at industry events, PR support and much more

The class will end with a leadership workshop pioneered and created by Google called ‘Leaders Lab’ which will give founders a 360 degree perspective and insights about their leadership style.
The class kicks off on 14th October 2019 in Bangalore.
Meet the 10 startups which will be part of Class III:
1) Agricx: Agricx helps 450M+ stakeholders such as farmers, food processing companies etc. to standardize, digitize and enable discovery of agricultural produce using AI


2) Ambee: Hyperlocal, real-time, and accurate air quality data and intelligence at street level granularity and at global scale, to impact and improve the lives of billions around the world


3) Artivatic: Artivatic powers insurance, finance & healthcare businesses with intelligent systems, solutions & processes using AI, ML and data to help them for seamless business & customer activities


4) CureSkin: AI skin-care expert, using image recognition techniques to identify skin problems


5) Intello Labs: AI based post-harvest commodity quality assessment mobile applications


6) Jiny: The world's first assistive UI platform for businesses that guides users at each and every step in their own language through its audio visual assistant


7) Nayan: Detecting traffic violations and improving road safety through Artificial Intelligence on crowdsourced video data


8) Nira: An app-based credit line granting approved users a limit of up to Rs. 1 lakh


9) PerSapien: A device that can neutralize pollution from the ambient atmosphere and can be used to clean up the air above our cities


10) SustLabs: A product that effectively reads and decodes real-time electricity consumption of a house all the way up to key appliances level just by using smart meter data

Posted by Paul Ravindranath, Program Manager, Launchpad Accelerator India

Meet the first class of Launchpad Accelerator India

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We opened applications to our Launchpad Accelerator India class in July 2018, and today we are excited to announce the start of the first batch. The inaugural class includes 10 startups having a presence all across India, including Bengaluru, Thrissur, Thiruvananthapuram, Jaipur, Visakhapatnam, Pune & Mumbai.


Key criteria for selection required India-only startups to be solving for India’s needs, with the use of advanced technologies such as AI/ML. The shortlisted startups are doing incredible work in areas ranging from, enhancing employability & earning-abilities of the blue-collar workforce to using satellite imagery to support farmers’ decision making process, and were announced at the fourth edition of Google For India.
Launchpad Accelerator India is Google’s three month program that begins with a 2-week intensive mentorship bootcamp in Bangalore, followed by customized virtual support for the remaining duration. Startups will get access to the best of Google -- including mentorship from Google’s leadership team, equity free support and cloud credits. The first class kicks off on September 10th 2018, at the Google office in Bengaluru.


The startups in Class I are:
(1) CareNx: Smartphone enabled fetal heart monitor for early detection of fetal asphyxia
(2) Wysa: AI-based chat therapy for mental health.
(3) MultiBhashi: Simplified Language Learning Platform for Blue-Collar workforce & Next Billion Indian online users.
(4) Genrobotics: A semi-automatic robot for manhole cleaning directed to bring the practice of manual scavenging to an end in India.
(5) OliveWear: A connected health ecosystem of doctors to give personalized maternal care to pregnant women.
(6) Signzy: An onboarding solution ensuring digital trust using AI & Blockchain to provide smart e-verification and risk prediction.
(7) SlangLabs : Software platform for building multilingual voice interfaces for mobile apps, which enable app interactions via voice in addition to touch.
(8) ten3THealthcare: An early detection system for preventable clinical adverse events by monitoring real time, remote, and continuous vital signs of patients.
(9) Uncanny Vision: 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.
(10) Vassar Labs: Using sensors, satellite & crowd sourced data to provide decision-making support in sectors such as Water, Agriculture, Education & more.

By Paul Ravindranath, Program Manager, Launchpad Accelerator India