Google Launchpad Accelerator India has announced the first batch of its inaugural class of 10 Indian startups, starting September 10, 2018.
In July 2018, Google launched the India chapter of its global launchpad programme and aims to provide a cohort of 8-10 Indian startups mentorship and support from the best of Google in AI/ML, Cloud, UX, Android, web, product strategy and marketing, along with up to $100K of Google Cloud credits.
The shortlisted startups will go through a two-week intensive mentorship boot camp which will be followed by a customised virtual support for the remaining duration of three months.
Paul Ravindranath G, Program Manager, Google India stated that the shortlisted startups are doing incredible work in areas, from enhancing employability and earning-abilities of the blue-collared workforce to using satellite imagery to support farmers’ decision-making process.
“These startups are using the state-of-the-art technology to solve for India’s real needs and we are hopeful that with this programme, we will be able to bring the 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,” he said.
Meet The 10 Startups From The First batch Of Google Launchpad Accelerator India
CareNx Innovations Pvt Ltd: Mumbai-based CareNx was founded by Shantanu Pathak and Aditya Kulkarni in 2015 and helps build healthcare technologies to deliver health services to the remote patients using mobile platforms. The startup claims to specialise in Women Health, Point of care diagnostics, and Mobile Health. It’s products include smartphone-enabled fetal heart monitor for early detection of fetal asphyxia.
Vassar Labs: Based in Vishakhapatnam with headquarters in Boston, Vassar Labs is a Machine learning and AI based solution provider that wants to enable customers bring new business models and differentiated service based on Internet-of-Things (IoT), Machine Learning, AI and Big Data. Using sensors, satellite and crowdsourced data, they provide decision-making support in sectors like water, agriculture, education etc.
Wysa: Based out in London and Bengaluru, Wysa developed by Touchkin, is an AI-based chat therapy for mental health where the conversations are supported by human coaches. The startup was co-founded by Ramakant Vempati and Jo Aggarwal in 2015.
MultiBhashi: Based out in Bengaluru, Multibhashi is an android app to learn languages. The current version offers audiovisual courses and quizzes to help the users learn English Hindi, Bangla, Tamil, Telugu and Kannada. The startup was founded by Anuradha Agarwal in 2016.
GenRobotics: Kerala-based Genrobotics Innovations designs robots that will tackle with the social impotent issues and also military purposes. It was founded in 2015 by Arun George, Nikhil NP, Rashid Bin Abdulla and Vimal Govind MK.
OliveWear: Bengaluru-based OliveWear aims to provide home-based predictive maternal care ecosystem in both urban and rural areas. The startup helps create a better, healthier lifestyle by bringing IoT-based medical devices to pregnant women, encouraging them to take care of their health and to be informed.
Signzy: Fintech startup Signzy, founded in 2015 by Ankit Ratan, Ankur Pandey, Arpit Ratan, uses AI and Blockchain to provide smart e-verification and risk prediction and aims to simplify and secure digital regulatory processes.
SlangLabs: Bengaluru- based SlangLabs was founded in 2017 by Giridhar Murthy, Kumar Rangarajan and Satish Chandra Gupta. It is a software platform for building multilingual voice interfaces for mobile apps, which enables app interactions via voice in addition to touch.
ten3THealthcare : Based out in Bengaluru, ten3T was founded by Sudhir Borgonha, Rahul Shingrani, and Prasad Bhat. It builds wearable medical devices that collect and integrates medical-grade data in real time. The startup offers an early detection system for preventable clinical adverse events by monitoring rreal-time remote, and continuous vital signs of patients
Uncanny Vision: Bengaluru-based Uncanny Vision delivers AI-based surveillance solutions. The startup was founded in 2015 by Rajinth Parakkal and Navanee Sundaramoorthy. They also offer real-time surveillance and analytics for the customers in retail and banking.
The Google Launchpad Accelerator India comes after the company launched Solve For India roadshow in August 2017.
As part of Solve For India, 10 startups were shortlisted from across India for four days of one-on-one consults with experts and mentors from the industry with the aim of solving critical product and growth challenges.