Google India Kicks off Round Two of Its Launchpad Accelerator
Ten Start-Ups to Be a Part of the Second Leg of Google’s Launchpad Accelerator
Google’s Launchpad accelerator initiative has now spread across 40 countries and helps start-ups in these countries gain access to the best resources of Google. On 11 March 2019, Google rolled out its second leg on the Indian chapter of the programme. Like the first, even this leg will feature ten short-listed start-ups from India. Beginning with an intensive boot camp for week one, Google will conduct classes, spread across the next three months. This is Google’s way of ensuring that the shortlisted brands learn about a plethora of technologies over March, April & May of 2019.
Exposure to the following technologies is what’s there for start-ups to expect –
- Artificial Intelligence (AI)
- Machine Learning (ML)
- Product Marketing
Google will also supposedly be handing over Cloud Credits to the participating brands.
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Here is a brief snapshot of the ten featured start-ups –
An application for language learning enthusiasts, it allows users across the world to connect with individuals that speak the language app user(s) want to learn.
Healthcare-centric software that allows medical practitioners to stack data in order to drive commercial and clinical initiatives and use cases.
Perceptiviti Data Solutions
Fraud detection solution for an array of financial domains such as insurance, digital payments etc., their flagship product Sherlock was able to assess a million insurance claims leveraging Artificial Intelligence.
Extremely innovative technology that functions in the sphere of Indian Vernacular languages. Already in use by a few vital banking institutions in India, DheeYantra has been influential in the development of chatbots, website translation, facial recognition etc.
Kaleidofin customizes financial planning after taking into account every financial service available in India. This makes it extremely simple for an otherwise confused user group to mix and match and come up with a real-life savings plan.
A peer-to-peer highly effective platform that connects lenders to borrowers.
SmartCoin provides credit access to lower-income groups in India by leveraging AI/ML capabilities for running checks on an individual profile to check for credit eligibility.
The software uses AI and Video to assess job candidates from Tier 2 & Tier 3 cities.
Savera.ai helps users decide if their houses are fit for installation of Solar Panels. Known as ‘Sun Score,’ the score is an actual measurement of the feasibility of Solar equipment for a house. Good news is that if there is compatibility, Savera.ai includes chatbot support that helps connect users with a local supplier.
A physical device that comes with the diagnostic software helps physicians assess the severity of a wound and the possibility of infection well under two minutes.
Wysa, Signzy, and GenRobotics were a few notable start-ups from the first leg of the programme which happened from September through December 2018. Google wants to substantially increase the probability of AI/ML powered software in the countries it has selected for its accelerator programs.