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Google, 91springboard Gears Up To Support The Next Generation Female Entrepreneurs

The Lounge is sponsored by "Google for Entrepreneurs" initiative which provides financial support and the best of Google's resources to co-working spaces and community programmes across 135 countries.

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In a bid to support the next generation of innovative female entrepreneurs in India, Google on Wednesday joined hands with co-working community hub 91springboard.

Delhi-based 91springboard connects over 8,000 entrepreneurs across the country.

“With Google for Entrepreneurs building its presence in India, we now have an end-to-end mentoring and support programme helping entrepreneurs across all stages of their startups,” said Rajan Anandan, Vice President, southeast Asia and India, Google.

As part of the partnership, a Google Lounge was opened at 91springboard’s flagship hub in the Capital.

The Lounge is sponsored by “Google for Entrepreneurs” initiative which provides financial support and the best of Google’s resources to co-working spaces and community programmes across 135 countries.

Delhi-based 91springboard connects over 8,000 female entrepreneurs across the country.Pixabay
Delhi-based 91springboard connects over 8,000 female entrepreneurs across the country. Pixabay

There will be one training programme a month, led by 91springboard in tier 2 cities.

The trainings will focus on honing leadership skills, running design sprints, fostering tech-focused discussions, and will include one-on-one mentorship for female entrepreneurs.

91springboard will join Google for Entrepreneurs’ partner network, which has a global footprint of 50 partners and includes six campuses (Google owned and operated space for entrepreneurs).

“Together, we are committed to enabling women’s entrepreneurship and strengthening entrepreneurship throughout India, not just the big cities,” said Pranay Gupta, co-founder of 91springboard.

“The training programmes will focus on educating and upskilling female entrepreneurs over a period of two years, with 24 engagements planned across the country,” he added.

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“We’re thrilled for Google for Entrepreneurs to partner with 91springboard to empower the next generation of female founders in India,” said Michael Kim, APAC Partnerships Manager for Google for Entrepreneurs. (IANS)

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  • That is great. I have been in 91Springboard Okhla and Noida, the architecture of the co-working place is awesome. They have nice pricing as well. Batman plan is one of them.

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Googling ‘idiot’ Bringing up Donald Trump Pictures Drags Google in Trouble

The House committee had also questioned YouTube, Twitter and Facebook executives at separate hearings on bias in big tech

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US Democratic Congresswoman Zoe Lofgren, in an effort to understand how Google search algorithms work, asked its CEO Sundar Pichai why so many pictures of President Donald Trump appear when she does a Google search for “idiot”.

“Right now, if you Google the word ‘idiot’ under images, a picture of Donald Trump comes up. I just did that,” the California Democrat told Pichai during a House Judiciary Committee hearing on Tuesday here.

“How would that happen? How does search work so that would occur?” Lofgren asked Pichai, according to the Washington Post.

The Google CEO — who was at the hearing to address allegations of political bias in his company’s widely used search engine — said the results were based on billions of keywords ranked according to over 200 factors such as relevance, popularity, how others were using the search term, to determine how to best match a query with results.

“So it’s not some little man sitting behind the curtain figuring out what we’re going to show the user?” Lofgren asked. “It’s basically a compilation of what users are generating.”

Republicans have long accused Google of political bias, which the company has strongly denied.

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In August, Trump said in a tweet that a Google search for “Trump News” showed only reports from “Fake News Media.” He concluded it was “rigged” against him so “almost all stories and news was bad.”

House Republicans said they wanted to hold the hearing — entitled “Transparency & Accountability: Examining Google and its Data Collection, Use and Filtering Practices” — to make sure the search giant was being impartial.

“Americans put their trust in big tech companies to honour freedom of speech and champion open dialogue,” Republican House Judiciary Committee Chairman Bob Goodlatte of Virginia said in a statement before the hearing.

The House committee had also questioned YouTube, Twitter and Facebook executives at separate hearings on bias in big tech.

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In response to Republicans who complained about Google searches, Democratic Representative Ted Lieu said: “If you want positive search results, do positive things. If you don’t want negative search results, don’t do negative things.”

“And to some of my colleagues across the aisle, if you’re getting bad press articles and bad search results, don’t blame Google or Facebook or Twitter, consider blaming yourself.” (IANS)