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Google Inviting Early-stage Startups for 3rd Batch of Launchpad Accelerator India

At least 50 Indian start-ups have benefited from the programme till date

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Google on Monday said it is inviting early-stage startups to apply for its third batch of Launchpad Accelerator India.

Now in its second year, the programme mentors early-stage startups on various aspects of their businesses like technology, product strategy, marketing, UX/UI (user interface design or user interface engineering) and leadership.

The last date to submit applications is August 18.

“Google is uniquely positioned to facilitate the Indian startup ecosystem in building scalable and globally relevant solutions, and Launchpad Accelerator India is one of the key ways in which we drive this,” said Paul Ravindranath, Programme Manager, Launchpad Accelerator India.

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FILE – The Google logo is seen at a start-up campus in Paris, France, Feb. 15, 2018. VOA

Startups that use Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML) technologies to solve systemic problems in India can apply.

Each class will receive mentorship and support from the best of Google in AI/ML, Cloud, UX, Android, web, product strategy and marketing. Startups will also receive Google Cloud Credits from $20,000, going up to $100,000 each.

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The three-month mentorship covers all aspects of product design, business models, product credits and technology support to build for scale and go to market strategies.

At least 50 Indian start-ups have benefited from the programme till date. (IANS)

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Infosys Partners with Google for Expansion of Digital Services

"The new digital brain from Infosys is an example of how customers can benefit from our cloud technology with its consulting services," Ichhpurani added

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Software major Infosys would offer scalable services and solutions on demand to global enterprises on search engine’s Google cloud platform, the IT major said on Saturday.

“We are partnering with Google to develop cloud transformation and migration services for enabling enterprises to transform their businesses on a scalable and on-demand model,” said the Bengaluru-based company in a statement.

The $10.9 billion IT behemoth has built Artificial Intelligence (AI) and machine learning solutions on the Google platform to digitise the data supply chain, such as analytics workbench.

The workbench also augments data platforms to deliver end-to-end self-service capabilities, information grid for data movement to the cloud platform and customer genome.

“The solutions will enable enterprises to modernize their IT and monetise and digitise their businesses as they navigate the next stages in their transformation journey,” asserted the statement.

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A man walks past a Google sign outside with a span of the Bay Bridge at rear in San Francisco, May 1, 2019. VOA

“The solution allows enterprises to react to signals in real time and create intelligent, engaging experiences for their customers,” asserted the statement.

The offering will also help organisations accelerate their digital journeys and lead them towards sustainable growth.

“The technology landscape is moving at a rapid pace, making it difficult for customers to maintain legacy technology infrastructure and cater to the needs of the digital consumer,” reiterated Infosys President Ravi Kumar on the occasion.

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Google Cloud Vice President Kevin Ichhpurani said his customers were looking for solutions to shift their systems to the cloud to apply its machine learning and AI to their businesses.

“The new digital brain from Infosys is an example of how customers can benefit from our cloud technology with its consulting services,” Ichhpurani added.  (IANS)