Google Shortlists Four Indian Startups for Accelerator

Google shortlisted four startups from India for its fifth mentorship program Launchpad Accelerator that will begin on January 29, 2018, at the Google Developers Launchpad Space in San Francisco. Launchpad Accelerator is a six-month program from Google that includes an intensive two-week bootcamp in San Francisco and mentoring from more than 30 teams across Google as well as from other expert mentors from technology companies and venture capitalists in Silicon Valley and across the world.

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The companies selected from India, as reported by the Economic Times, are:

BabyChakra — A Mumbai-based social discovery and commerce platform for parents that aims to help them with all their pregnancy, parenting, maternity, baby development and childcare needs.

m.Paani — A real-time data analytics and marketing platform for companies and local retailers to connect with consumers.

Niramai — A breast cancer screening startup that is building a non-invasive, non-touch, non-radiation approach to detect breast cancer.

SocialCops — A data intelligence startup that enables organizations to make better data-driven decisions. It counts various government departments, organizations, and nonprofits as customers.

We’re thrilled to see the quality of startups coming from India, with high impact solutions that are solving for the Indian context. These startups have been shortlisted based on their unique value proposition and use of latest technologies like Machine Learning and Artificial Intelligence” said Roy Glasberg, Global Lead, Google Developers Launchpad.

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Gunjan Bagla
California-based management consultant Gunjan Bagla runs Amritt, a consulting firm helping American companies to succeed in India. Amritt is the trusted advisor for India market research, India business development, India market entry, Global Engineering, Global Technology Scouting, India R&D and Open Innovation. Gunjan is author of "Business in 21st Century India: How to Profit Today from Tomorrow’s Most Exciting Market" (Hachette Book Group, 2008), Amazon's top rated title on the subject. He has appeared as the India Expert on BBC Television, Bloomberg TV, Fox Cable Business and has been quoted in the New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, the Hollywood Reporter and Business Week for his expertise on India.

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