Four Indian startups have been shortlisted for the fifth edition of Google’s ‘Launchpad Accelerator’. The selected startups from India will join a host of startups from across the world in San Francisco at the Google Developers Launchpad Space – the tech giant’s mentorship programme.
The four shortlisted startups are BabyChakra, m.Paani, Niramai and SocialCops. Including this batch, Google said that a total 30 startups have joined the Launchpad Acclerator.
The mentorship starts on January 29 and includes a two-week all expenses paid training as part of the over-all six-month programme.
Roy Glasberg, Global Lead, Google Developers Launchpad, said in a statement, “These startups have been shortlisted based on their unique value proposition and use of latest technologies like machine learning and artificial intelligence.”
BabyChakra is a startup offering free advise on pregnancy, parenting, baby care and development.
m.Paani offers real-time, direct-to-consumer loyalty and data solutions that are mobile-based and for the mass-market consumer.
Niramai is startup working on building a radiation-free and touch-free method of detecting breast cancer. They have managed to raise funds from pi Ventures, Axilor Ventures, Ankur Capital, 500 Startups and Flipkart co-founder Binny Bansal.
SocialCops helps organisations make better decisions through data intelligence.
The startups that have been selected will receive equity-free support, credit and access to Google products, media training and also get to work closely with Google even after they return back home.