Google aims to scale Launchpad Accelerator, its India-aimed startup mentorship program, to 1,000 companies in the nation next year. The firm is surveying for accelerator partners and incubators with an established track record to expand the program in India.
“We will be operating with different accelerators and incubators to include the design sprint methodology, mentor network of the launchpad, key results & objectives, ML bootcamps, and scale these established engagement tools all over associates,” claimed program manager at Google India for Launchpad Accelerator, Paul Ravindranath G, to the media in an interview.
This year, Google rolled out Launchpad Accelerator to mentor companies that employ machine learning and artificial intelligence to develop for local requirements. As per the firm, the upcoming associations will assist in spreading the employment of AI and ML to startups all over India.
While India accelerator is yet to onboard an associate in the country, all over the world, there are 10 associates who are a fraction of the program where Google Launchpad supports incubators and accelerators.
On a related note, the Pune office for forest department earlier claimed that it will make sure about Google mapping of the tree plantation initiative commenced by the government of the state.
Almost state government’s 33 departments are comprised in the initiative. “This is for the initial time in Maharashtra that Google mapping will be performed to ensure the genuineness of the claims made by different departments of the government associated to meeting their individual deadlines,” claimed Pune’s assistant conservator of forest department, Vaibhav Bhalerao, to the media in an interview.
The government has engaged all departments to enhance the state’s greenery by the end of 2021. On nurturing the plants, Bhalerao claimed, “The government has conveyed letters to the departments, ordering them that they have to take personal accountability for watering the saplings.”
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