Top 10 startups announced for 1st batch of Google Launchpad Accelerator

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The names were made public by Google India on 31st August

Tech Giant Google, announced the first batch of 10 shortlisted startups on 31st August, that will be part of its mentorship programme in India – “Launchpad Accelerator”.

The inaugural class will commence from 10th September from their India premises in Bengaluru, Karnataka. The company said in a statement,

The contents of the program include a two-week intensive mentorship boot camp, followed by customized virtual support for the remaining duration of three months.

Paul Ravindranath G, Programme Manager, Google India said,

The shortlisted startups are doing incredible work in areas ranging from, enhancing employability and earning-abilities of the blue-collar workforce to using satellite imagery to support farmers’ decision making process.
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Among the selected startups is ‘CareNx’, a smartphone-enabled fetal heart monitor for early detection of fetal asphyxia. ‘Vassar Labs’ uses sensors, satellite and crowd-sourced data to provide decision-making support in sectors such as water, agriculture, education and more.

‘Wysa’ is an AI-based chat therapy for mental health while ‘MultiBhashi’ is a simplified language learning platform for blue-collar workforce and Next Billion Indian online users.

‘Genrobotics’ is a semi-automatic robot for manhole cleaning directed to bring the practice of manual scavenging to an end in India while ‘OliveWear’ is a connected health ecosystem of doctors to give personalised maternal care to pregnant women.

‘Signzy’ ensures digital trust using AI and Blockchain to provide smart e-verification and risk prediction. “Slang Labs’ helps build multilingual voice interfaces for mobile apps, which enable app interactions via voice in addition to touch.

‘ten3THealthcare’ is an early detection system for preventable clinical adverse events by monitoring real time, remote, and continuous vital signs of patients. ‘Uncanny Vision’ is focused on vehicle analytics, people analytics and object analytics using AI-based Deep Learning models.

We are hopeful that with this programme of ours, we will be able to bring best of Google — our expertise, platforms, tools and core strengths including machine learning and AI, to help Indian startups build, scale and grow their offering, said Ravindranath.

Launchpad Accelerator India, which opened applications in July, is based on Google’s global Launchpad Accelerator programme.
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In the beginning of August this year, Google partnered with 91 springboard to mentor and empower entrepreneurs, especially women, with various skills, as reported by PTI.

The partnership is aimed at nurturing India’s next generation of innovative female entrepreneurs, and empower them to build for the future, Google said in a statement.

The partnership will drive one training program a month, led by 91springboard in tier II cities. These events are directly focused on educating and upskilling female entrepreneurs over period of two years, with 24 engagements planned across the country,” it added.



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