Here's the official blog post:
In July 2018, we announced the launch of Google Developers Launchpad Accelerator India. Since then, we have worked with 30 technology startups over 3 classes, that were solving for India’s most pressing problems such as sanitation, healthcare, agritech, fintech and sustainability. Going forward, the Launchpad Accelerator India program will be known as Google for Startups Accelerator India,. This will unify and strengthen our numerous efforts to nurture and grow the startup ecosystem under the Google for Startups brand.
In January 2020, we concluded Class 3 of the program with a graduation ceremony for the 10 startups of the batch. During these 3 months, the startups underwent intense mentorship bootcamps, tech workshops, design sprints and marketing growth labs along with forging crucial connections to tech teams within Google and experts in the industry. The startups were also offered opportunities to attend conferences to showcase their work and interact with the media.
In addition to technical mentoring, the startups also underwent a Google-created Leaders Lab that is designed to build empathy in leaders, provide tools for creating sustainable team culture and reveal blind spots in their leadership styles.
As these 10 startups continue on their journey to build scalable solutions to India’s core problems, we are excited to now invite applications for Class 4 of Google for Startups Accelerator India. If you are a startup that uses technology like AI/ML to solve systemic problems in India, submit your application now, at this link, under 'Google for Startups Accelerator India', by 15th March 2020. The batch will kick off with a 1-week mentorship bootcamp in April, in Bangalore. Before you apply, do check if your startup meets the following criteria to be eligible for the program
1) You should be a technology startup 2) Your base should be in India 3) You should preferably have at least raised seed funding 4) You should be addressing a challenge that is specific to India 5) The product should use advanced technology like AI/ML to power the solution
Each class will receive mentorship and support from the best of Google in AI/ML, Cloud, UX, Android, Web, Product Strategy and Marketing. Successful applicants will be notified in early April.