Global tech giant Google has selected 11 startups led by women entrepreneurs in order to train them. This mentorship programme for women entrepreneurs – Google Developers’ Launchpad Build – will come under the Launchpad Accelerator Program.
Through the programme, the selected women entrepreneurs will get a chance to help promising startups achieve rapid progress in a short time. This will be done through focused 1:1 mentorship from Google and Industry Experts.
The programme is in collaboration with Google’s Women Techmakers initiative and Google’s [email protected]. It includes leadership workshops driven by Google as well.
The focus areas of the programme includes product strategy, UX/UI, marketing. This mentorship will have a special focus in technology covering Android/Firebase, web, cloud.
Shortlist Of Women Entrepreneurs -Led Startups
Guvi Geek Network Pvt. Ltd: Chennai-based Guvi is an online tech skill accelerator in vernacular languages. Guvi targets the users who have language challenges to acquire new skills. GUVI started off as a Youtube Channel with 400+ technical videos in vernacular languages. In 2014, it was incorporated as a startup. Guvi was incubated in IIT Madras.
Evibe Technologies Pvt Ltd: Bengaluru-based Evibe is an online marketplace for party services. It was founded in February 2014 by B Anjaneyulu Reddy and Swathi Bavanaka. Users can select options ranging from a private farm for a birthday party to theme cakes etc. with a few clicks.
PlexusMD: Ahmedabad-based, Plexus MD is an online networking platform that connects healthcare professionals and organisations. It helps doctors stay updated on the latest news and developments in their speciality, access 500+ open access journals across the world. It was founded in 2014 by IIM alumni Rohan Desai and Binal Doshi along with Kinnar Shah.
Omnify: Bengaluru-based Omnify is a scheduling and ecommerce platform for small businesses that run schedule-based services. It acts as a global SaaS platform for SMEs. It was launched in 2016 by Manik Mehta and Kabandi Saikia,
CampusTime: Bengaluru-based CampusTime helps universities/colleges set up their private social network. It enables students to connect with everyone at the campus and get access to part-time jobs and internships opportunities. It was founded by Amruta Desai.
Fundamentor: Bengaluru-based edtech startup Fundamentor develops life skills to bridge the gap between academics and professional success. The product claims to have more than 5,000 subscribers, 16,000+ parent and user community and presence in urban and rural India as well as in Singapore. It was founded by Bhargavi A.R. and Ankur Vohra.
Clinikk Healthcare: Bengaluru-based Clinikk is a personalised health concierge for blue collared workers and their families. Its health assistant is the single point-of-contact of an entire subscribed family for any medical need. It was founded by Bhavjot Kaur, Vishal Deep Raja, and Suraj Baliga.
Talking Street: Bengaluru-based Talking Street provides food suggestions to travellers. It helps travellers and foodies experience local food culture by helping them discover the most popular eateries that are frequented by local foodies. It was founded by Maheima Kapur.
PregBuddy: Bengaluru-based PregBuddy is a week-by-week pregnancy tracker. It is a comprehensive health monitoring & concierge platform for women around the world. It provides personalised care via health experts & doctors: from pre-conceiving to the early years of motherhood. It was founded by Subhadeep Modal and Sivareena Sarika.
LetsEndorse: Bengaluru-based LetsEndorse is a social venture. It enables intelligent knowledge harnessing of practicable social models, builds collaborations for co-creating and scaling-up of solutions. It also fosters mobilisation of funds/resources from various stakeholders transparently for accelerated intervention. It was founded by Monika Shukla and Varun Kashyap.
Mishipay: Bengaluru-based MishiPay is a self-checkout technology for retail. The app allows shoppers to self-scan and pay for any item in the store and simply walk out with it. It was founded by Mustafa Khanwala and Tanvi Bhardwaj.