6 INDIAN STARTUPS SHORTLISTED FOR GOOGLE’S LAUNCHPAD ACCELERATOR PROGRAM
On Thursday Google announced that it has shortlisted six Indian startups under the Google Launchpad Accelerator Program for mentorship at its headquarters in Silicon Valley, California.
Taskbob, Programming Hub, ShareChat, RedCarpet, PlaySimple Games and Magic Pin are the six startups which will start the programme on June 13, 2016.
Google said in a statement on Thursday that the six-month-long mentorship programme for mid-to-late stage start-ups will include $50,000 in equity-free funding and a two-week all-expenses paid boot-camp at Google headquarters. Google will also provide them access to a full suite of Launchpad initiatives, connections and product credits including Google Cloud and other products.
“If you believe you can build a world class product, the mentors will push you to bet on yourself. We have benefitted a great deal from this programme and have just closed a $30 million Series C in India this year,” said a top official of Nestaway.
Taskbob is a Mumbai based start-up that provides a range of home services like cleaning, car spa, handymen services, drivers, appliance repair, maids on demand etc.
ShareChat provides a social networking chat platform in Indian languages. RedCarpet provides instant credit for online purchases.
PlaySimple Games builds simple and fun social games.
MagicPin provides a platform for offline merchants provides real time promotions, loyalty programs etc.
As part of the second class of Launchpad Accelerator Program, the six startups will join 18 others from Brazil, Indonesia and Mexico.