According to Times of India report, the Internet giants Google is coming to India to mentor the Indian technology startups. The launchpad for India will be held in Bangalore from November 3 to 7. Launchpad is an exhaustive mentorship programme to help startups build scale. The highly successful program is coming to India for the first time. Around 25 startups will be part of the mentorship programme.
Among those already selected are CoSight, which helps make sales executives more efficient, iReff Technologies, which allows you to find the best prepaid mobile recharge plan for your needs, and Smart Pocket, which manages all your loyalty cards on the phone. These three are also part of Nasscom’s 10,000 Startup programme. Two startups who were winners at the MIT Global Startup Labs demo day are also part of it – AdWyze, which provides interactive direct response solutions, and Wazzat Labs, which delivers efficient image processing, computer vision and graphics solutions on mobile platforms.
Others identified so far are Bluehat Education, an e-learning firm, CashKumar, which allows you to get the best rate on foreign exchange, and RightDoctor, which helps find the right doctor for your ailment, Frilp, which helps find shops and services used and recommended by your friends, colleagues and other like-minded people, and Expin.me, a storybuilder application reports TOI.
Google Launchpad is a one-week pre-incubation program for early stage startups focused on subjects including user interface, product strategy and technology, marketing, business development and presentation skills. Each day in Google Launchpad is dedicated to a specific subject and includes presentations, one-on-one mentorship, and a lot of focused work. The idea is to achieve rapid progress in a very short time using a lot of resources and mentors experience.
The program covers the five key points for startups, each given a full day to ensure that you have what you need to take your brilliant ideas and plans to the next level:
The community members enjoys mentoring from Google staff, top entrepreneurs, business leaders as well as investment opportunities and exciting events.
Google and its plans for India?
A great initiative by Google for India. This will be big boost for the startups in India at least from the PR and the media coverage that gets for these events. The selected startups can showcase their products and get noticed in front of think tanks from Google.
Google has big plans for India. In the recent Google IO, Sundar Pichai, Google Senior Vice President has announced about the plans to launch Android One in partnership with Karbonn, Spice and Micromax.
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