Google has announced the second class of Indian startups that will join the Launchpad Accelerator program at Google Headquarters.
The six month long mentorship program for mid to late stage startups will include $50,000 in equity-free funding, a two-week all-expenses paid bootcamp at Google Headquarters, six months of ongoing mentorship and access to Google’s full suite of Launchpad initiatives and connections and product credits including Google Cloud and other products.
These startups will join 18 other promising startups from Brazil, Indonesia and Mexico. The two week boot camp will start with by determining each startup’s critical challenges, and then deploy precise mentorship, actionable solutions, and Google resources that enables their product/app to scale. The shortlisted startups from India include:
Taskbob– This Mumbai based startup provides a range of home services like home cleaning, car spa, handymen services, drivers, appliance repair, maids on demand & the recently launched, at-home beauty services.
ShareChat– Bengaluru-based company, ShareChat provides a social networking chat platform in Indian languages. With ShareChat you can share videos, jokes, GIFs, audio songs and funny images in Indian languages like Hindi, Telugu, Marathi, and Malayalam.
RedCarpet– Delhi-based startup, RedCarpet provides instant credit for online purchases. You can buy any product from any site and pay back in easy instalments
PlaySimple Games– This Bengaluru-based startup, specialises in building simple and fun social games.
MagicPin– Delhi-based startup, MagicPin that provides a platform for offline merchants in a locality and provides real-time promotions, loyalty programs while helping users to discover local merchants and transact on the platform.