Google India Announces Shortlist Of Startups For 2nd Batch Of Launchpad Accelerator
Google India today announced the shortlist of startups that will be part of its second batch part of the Launchpad Accelerator program for India.
Like last time, 10 startups have been shortlisted by Google and will undergo an intensive 1-week mentorship bootcamp in March, followed by more engagements in April and May with the first class kicking off today in Bengaluru.
The shortlisted startups are –
(1) Opentalk Pvt Ltd: An app to talk to new people around the world, become a better speaker and make new friends
(2) THB: Helping healthcare providers organize and standardize healthcare information to drive clinical and commercial analytical applications and use cases
(3) Perceptiviti Data Solutions: An AI platform for insurance claim flagging, payment integrity, and fraud and abuse management
(4) DheeYantra: A cognitive conversational AI for Indian vernacular languages
(5) Kaleidofin: Customized financial solutions that combine multiple financial products such as savings, credit, and insurance in intuitive ways, to help customers achieve their real-life goals
(6) FinancePeer: A P2P lending company that connects lenders with borrowers online
(7) SmartCoin: An app for providing credit access to the vastly underserved lower- and middle-income segments through advanced AI/ML models
(8) HRBOT: Using AI and video analytics to find employable candidates in tier 2 and tier 3 cities, remotely
(9) Savera.ai: A service that remotely maps your roof and helps you make an informed decision about having a solar panel,
followed by chatbot-based support to help you learn about solar tech while enabling connections to local service providers
(10) Adiuvo Diagnostics: A rapid wound infection assessment and management device
Google Increases Active Participation Among Indian Startups
Google India decided to launch India centric ‘Google Launchpad Accelerator India’ in 2018. The accelerator programme is designed to grow the AI and ML ecosystem in India by helping Indian startups build scalable solutions problems specific to the country and this batch is no different in regards to the larger goal of investing in the deep tech ecosystem in India.
The idea of the accelerator program is to help promising startups achieve rapid progress in a short time through focused 1:1 mentorship from Google and Industry Experts. Areas include Product Strategy, UX/UI, Marketing and a special focus in Technology covering Android/Firebase, Web, Cloud.
Google Launchpad’s first batch of accelerator began in September last year and its first batch of 10 startups graduated in December.
Some of the startups that were part of the first batch included, Wysa, an AI-based chat therapy for mental healtg, Fintech startup Signzy, and GenRobotics, a AI robotics startup aiming to get rid of manual scavenging.