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Google Launchpad to retain focus on AI startups in India

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  • Google Launchpad has also started its India accelerator programme in the month of July 2018 with its hub-center as Bangalore.
  • At the time of speaking on the Google Launchpad decision to start an India focused accelerator programme, the Ravindranath, its Head revealed that while the global programme allowed the Indian startup ecosystem to be guided by the mentors in its community of global network, which also helps to advice based on the local ecosystem.

The Launchpad India accelerator programme by Google will now continue to focus on Artificial Intelligence startups, which is led by their ability to scale up the few heights, according to the report.

The report also indicated that the healthcare and agriculture technologies are the two high emerging themes in India which as of now Google Launchpad is likely to back in the future by giving their ability to scale up and high potential impact.

“As a company, we have AI-first approach, and it aligns very well with our expertise, our technology stack and platform and our extended community of mentors,” Ravindranath said in an interview. “Thus, I expect the focus to continue in 2019. AI (Artificial Intelligence) and ML (Machine Learning) applicability is sector-agnostic and allow an idea to be implemented on a large scale. For markets like India and Africa, these are the main tools to be able to do that,” the report revealed.

Google Launchpad has also started its India accelerator programme in the month of July 2018 with its hub-center as Bangalore. While on the other hand, the accelerator allows for the proper engagement with the startups for a period of around three months. Google Launchpad also conducts some of the various short duration engagements with the newly setup students startups and ventures.

At the time of speaking on the Google Launchpad decision to start an India focused accelerator programme, the Ravindranath, its Head revealed that while the global programme allowed the Indian startup ecosystem to be guided by the mentors in its community of global network, which also helps to advice based on the local ecosystem.

“Towards the latter half of 2017, we decided to pursue a regional strategy for the global accelerator programme. Globally, we were moved into a regional strategy to achieve customization and scale for the startups and the mentorships,” he said.

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