India is at the forefront of the Startup revolution and is becoming a hotbed of latest tech innovation. Keeping the interest of India and India based startup, Google have made a long term commitment to help young entrepreneurs and Startups achieve their vision and fuel India’s startup ecosystem. According to Google, India already ranks 3rd in the world for the number of start ups after the US and the UK. With three to four startups emerging every day this number is expected to reach several thousand by 2020.
Google has shortlisted five innovative startups through a robust selection process. These startups are : Reap Benefit, Cardiac Design Labs, Guru-G, SlamdunQ and Sbalabs Pvt. Ltd. – Jackboy Sense & Kalink.
And in the next two days Google is inviting everyone to vote for their favorite Startup. Top three startups from these votes will receive an invite to join the next Google Launchpad Week and one final winner will be selected by our eminent panel of judges comprising of key VCs, Google global leaders and Government Representatives who will hear the pitches live and win $100,000 in Google cloud credits. They will also be eligible for consideration to the Launchpad Accelerator Program in July 2016, provided they meet the program criteria.
Commenting on the program, Rajan Anandan, VP & Managing Director, Google South East Asia & India said, “With the Startup India Stand up India event, the Government of India has shown great foresight in providing a platform to the Startups in the country to engage Industry leaders and successful entrepreneurs to come together and drive the spirit of entrepreneurship forward in the country. And we’re delighted to carry forward the vision and align with ‘Start-up India Stand Up India’ efforts, with a special session focussing on early stage startups by providing them a platform to present their ideas to the world under our Launchpad Program.”
Google Launchpad program focusses on providing startups with the technology support, mentorship, invites to special events, online resources, expertise and community to launch and scale their product Everyone is invited to help these startups achieve their vision.