Google has started accepting applications for the Launchpad Accelerator India chapter, inviting start-ups that are using Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning technology.
10 start-ups from the first batch have joined innovative tech start-ups in India that have been supported by the Launchpad programme over the years.
The second batch will enable Google India to enhance its mentorship momentum, grow the AI/ML ecosystem in India and help Indian start-ups build scalable solutions.
Artificial Intelligence / Machine Learning technology start-ups will undergo an intensive in-person mentorship boot-camp, followed by customized support for three months.
# Be a technology start-up.
# Based in India.
# Preferably at least raised seed funding.
# Address a challenge that is specific to India
# Use technology like AI/ML to power the solution
The last date for Application to Launchpad Accelerator- Class II is January 31, 2019. Teams and start-ups can apply to the program at this link.
The selected start-ups for class-II will be announced in February 2019, and the program will begin in March 2019. The shortlisted start-ups will attend the boot-camp in Bangalore in March and there will be follow-up engagements over April and May to help address their specific challenges.
“The first batch of Launchpad Accelerator India saw more experienced founders hailing from Tier II and Tier III cities, leveraging AI /ML. We are excited about the role these new age startups can play in creating AI based innovative solutions across agri-tech, language, healthcare, transportation and more.” said Paul Ravindranath, product manager, Launchpad Accelerator India.
Each class will consist of up to 10 start-ups who will receive mentorship and support from the best of Google in AI/ML, Cloud, UX, Android, Web, Product Strategy and Marketing. Start-ups will also receive Google Cloud Credits from $20,000 – going up to $100,000 each.