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Six Indian startups shortlisted for next batch of Google Launchpad Accelerator program

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Six Indian startups shortlisted for next batch of Google Launchpad Accelerator program

[dropcap]G[/dropcap]oogle has announced the second batch of Indian startups that will join its global Launchpad Accelerator program at its Mountain View office in California.

The program, which is targeted at mid to late stage startups include $50,000 in equity free funding and a two-week all expenses paid boot camp. They will also have six months of ongoing mentorship and product credits including Google Cloud.

The six companies include on-demand services company Taskbob, learning platform ProgrammingHub, buyer credits and product discovery startup RedCarpet, Indic language chat platform ShareChat, hyperlocal deal discovery platform MagicPin and Bengaluru based PlaySimpleGames.

“Entrepreneurs are now not shying away from the risks involved and are very eager to learn. Access to good mentoring and advice at early to mid- stage has been a big gap which we’re looking to fill. In our experience many start-ups struggle with UX, building scalable architectures and go to market strategy,” said Paul Ravindranath, Program Manager, Google India.

Ravindranath added, “Launchpad Accelerator Program brings together mentors and experts from within Google and external world to help these start-ups succeed. The first batch from India has benefitted a great deal and we are excited to on board the second batch from India.”

These start-ups will be joining 18 others from Brazil, Indonesia and Mexico. The two week boot camp will start with by determining each start-up’s critical challenges, and then deploy mentorship, actionable solutions, and Google resources that enable their product/app to scale.

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