Google has announced a new “Solve for India” initiative for tier-2 cities for Developers & entrepreneurs will get access to a number of Google programs. And Google says it will also provide over $20,000 of Google cloud credits.
This Program will inspire new wave of entrepreneurs and startups in Tire 2 cities like Pune, Jaipur, Hyderabad, Kochi, Indore, Nagpur, Nashik, Madurai, Kanpur, as well as Kolkata and Chennai.
“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.” Karthik Padmanabhan, Program Manager Lead for Google India, said.
This Launchpad accelerator program comes with six-month mentorship program along with $50,000 (roughly Rs. 32 lakhs) equity-free investments. Google says it will also provide over $20,000 (roughly Rs. 12.8 lakhs) of Google cloud credits.
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