‘Solve for India’ A Campaign By Google To Help Indian Developers And Entrepreneurs

Google reported another “Solve for India” activity that expects to extend and invigorate the startup environment in level 2 urban areas across the country.

The program means to rouse new influx of entrepreneurs and startups in emerging cities like:Indore, Nagpur, Nashik, Pune, Jaipur, Hyderabad, Kochi Madurai, Kanpur, Kolkata and Chennai.

Talking about the activity, Karthik Padmanabhan, Program Manager Lead for Google India, stated, “Majority of India’s Internet users are Indian language users, and over 80 percent of them access the Internet from their mobile phones. But the current Indian startup ecosystem is building products for English speaking audience and caters only to 15% of the population. There are growing number of entrepreneurs in smaller Indian cities who are focusing on building solutions that caters to the real needs of India. Through this initiative we want to bring the best of Google under one program and join forces with them to help create solutions that serves the needs of a billion Indians.”

Developers and entrepreneurs will get access to a variety of Google programmes, including the Google Launchpad mentoring programme which will help them to build, scale and accelerate early stage product ideas, and take them to the next level. The Launchpad accelerator program comes with six months mentorship program along with $50,000 equity-free investments. Google says it will also provide over $20,000 of Google cloud credits.

Developers will have the chance to learn from the specialists in over the ranges of Android, Firebase, Machine learning, Cloud APIs, Progressive Web Apps, and Indian language translation solutions.