The Google Launchpad Accelerator Program is to begin at the Google Developers Launchpad Space in San Francisco. Today, Google has announced the list of selected start-ups for the 4th batch, in which there are six Indian start-ups who will join the program on June 17, 2017.
“These startups were shortlisted from hundreds of startups who applied this year based on their unique value proposition and use of latest technologies like machine learning and AI to build high impact solutions that are solving for the Indian context, focusing on new internet users and digital India,” Paul Ravindranath, G Program Manager Google India said.
This batch of start-ups will gain Google’s new curriculum, which will help them to understand the use of machine learning and AI (Artificial Intelligence) better to scale their apps.
Under this program, the start-ups get six months of mentoring from 20+ teams across Google and mentors from top technology companies and VCs in Silicon Valley; two weeks of all-expense-paid mentorship boot camp; equity-free support and credits for Google products.
Post completion, they will continue to work closely with Google back in India. Google said the shortlisted startups include companies that cover optimization of financial services ranging from loans, credit cards, up to date information platforms for train journeys, online video platform focussing on content from Indian cinema focusing on South of India to the unique implementation of AI to aid discovery of recipes for cooking.
Below are the start-ups that have been chosen by Google this year.
RailYatri.in is online which provides solutions to train travelers. The company uses deep-analytics technology to make intelligent predictions that help travelers make smart decisions for their upcoming travel. The app uses a traveler’s mobile GPS to predict a train’s delay, in addition to platform number, coach position, on-time history of a train and much more.
SigTuple is a data-driven intelligence for the healthcare company that builds intelligent screening solutions to aid diagnosis through AI-powered analysis of visual medical data.
RecipeBook is a recipe discovery app that curates dishes of different cuisines and guides amateur chefs on their ‘cooking quests’. Some of the cuisines included are Indian, Mexican, Arabian, American and Indonesian. The app runs on the game-changing theories of artificial intelligence and deep learning
EdGE Networks offers next gen HR Technology Solutions for talent acquisition and workforce optimization powered by Data Science and Artificial Intelligence. At present, the company offers its services to five multinationals firms in India, including names like Wipro, HCL, Dell and Microland etc.
IndiaLends offers different types of loans like personal loans, unsecured loans, installment loans and others where no guarantor is required. The company uses online, mobile, and social behavior as the data-points in scoring credit-worthiness
FastFilmz is a startup with its headquarters in Bengaluru and London, engaged in regional film streaming. It has patented a technology that would help users of its mobile app to send high-definition movies to their friends with close to no data usage and no Bluetooth in just about 10 seconds.