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Google Shortlists Four Indian Startups for the Next Edition of Launchpad Accelerator Class

by Suman Gupta

New Delhi, December 1, 2017: Google today announced the four shortlisted startups, for the 5th class of its hands-on mentorship program — theLaunchpad Accelerator. The shortlisted startups — BabyChakram.PaaniNIRAMAI and SocialCops, will be joining an inspiring group of startups from all over the world at the Google Developers Launchpad Space in San Francisco.  With this batch, a total of 30 Indian startups have so far joined the launchpad accelerator program from India.

Class 5 kicks off January 29th, 2018 at the Google Developers Launchpad Space in San Francisco and will include 2 weeks of all-expense-paid training, as part of the the full 6-month program.

Launchpad Accelerator is Google’s six month program that includes an intensive two week bootcamp in San Francisco and mentoring from 30+ teams across Google and expert mentors from top technology companies and VCs in Silicon Valley and globally. Participants receive equity-free support, credits for Google products and media training, and continue to work closely with Google back in their home country.

Roy Glasberg, Global Lead, Google Developers Launchpad said, 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. This year, we have a diverse group of startups from all over the world looking to tackle everything fromstreamlining medical records in Africa to improving breast cancer screenings. We are looking forward to yet another amazing year for Launchpad Accelerator.”

The shortlisted startups include companies that cover providing tips to Indian parents from pregnancy to parenting upto breast cancer screening solution, real-time consumer engagement and insights for mass market consumers and retailers. The list also includes B2B data intelligence company that empowers organizations to make better decisions through data.

List of shortlisted startups from India:

BabyChakra is the trusted care companion to Indian parents from pregnancy to parenting

m.Paani powers real-time, direct to consumer engagement, marketing, loyalty and insights for mass market consumers and retailers

NIRAMAI is a HealthTech startup that has developed a novel Breast Cancer Screening solution that can save lives by detecting cancer at an early stage

SocialCops empowers organizations to make better decisions through data

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