Published: Wed, May 24, 2017
Hi-Tech | By Grace Becker

Google selects six Indian startups for accelerator programme

Google selects six Indian startups for accelerator programme

Google Developers has selected six startups from across Africa to take part in the first African version of its Launchpad Accelerator, which offers free training, credits and collaboration.

The fourth class will kick off from July 17 and will include two weeks mentorship bootcamp.

"The start-ups were short-listed for their unique value proposition and use of AI and ML to build high-impact solutions for internet users and the government's flagship initiative Digital India".

In addition, the start-ups will receive equity-free support and credits for Google products. After returning from San Francisco, these startups will work closely with Google in India. With this batch, a total of 26 Indian startups have so far joined the launchpad accelerator program from India. Google claims that apart from expanding its reach in different countries, it will also be expanding its curriculum to help startups dive deeper into AI and machine learning, leverage Google's latest technologies in the field to scale their applications. 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.

EdGE Networks - which is an AI and Data Science driven HR Tech Startup that claims to help improve workforce availability, billing and allocation. It is also backed by the National Skill Development Corporation. The app also has a feature where a premium member can share or swap movies offline with friends, without the use of data.

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RecipeBook: Using deep learning and computer vision, the startup provides intelligent solutions for food and retail.

SigTuple - builds intelligent screening solutions to aid diagnosis through AI-powered analysis of visual medical data. Its solutions allow labs and hospitals to implement a hub-and-spoke model where medical experts can operate from hub and devices can be installed in spokes.

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