Friday, May 26, 2017

Google Selects Six More Indian Startups For The Accelerator Programme

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In the six-month programme, the start-ups will undergo mentoring from Google teams and mentors from top technology firms.

Google on Wednesday, announced that it will mentor six more Indian startups in Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) at its developers’ launchpad in San Francisco, California from July 17.
The six start-ups viz EdGE Network, Fast Filmz, IndiaLends,
RailYatri, Recipe Book and SigTuple will join their counterparts from Asia, Africa, Europe and Latin America for the fourth class Google Accelerator Programme.

“Six Indian startups have been selected for the two-week mentorship boot camp to help them learn more on AI and ML by leveraging our latest technologies to scale their apps,” said Google in a statement.

With the addition of this latest batch, 26 Indian start-ups in total have so far participated in the Accelerator Programme.

“The startups 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,” said Paul Ravindranath, Google India Programme Manager. “We look forward to working with them over the next six months.”

Edge Network facilitates human resource solutions using AI, whereas Fast Filmz offers a super app for fans of South Indian Movies. IndiaLends is a credit underwriting and analytics platform for unsecured consumer lending, RailYatri is a big data platform for long-distance travellers, Recipe Book provides intelligent solutions in food and retail and SigTuple is a smart screen solutions provider.

The six startups also include B2B firms which utilise AI or ML for image recognition capabilities to aid medical diagnosis, providing solutions for talent acquisition and workforce optimisation.
In the six-month programme, the start-ups will undergo mentoring from Google teams and mentors from top technology firms and venture Capitalists in the Silicon Valley. In addition, the startups will receive equity-free support and credits for Google products. On return, Google will continue to work closely with the start-ups.
Information source: indianexpress


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