Google’s Launchpad Accelerator Programme Begins, Shortlisted Entrepreneurs To Attend Boot-Camp In Bengaluru Chief executive officer of Google Inc, Sundar Pichai (CHANDAN KHANNA/AFP/Getty Images)

Google announced its "Launchpad Accelerator" mentorship programme for start-ups using Artificial Intelligence (AI)/ Machine Learning (ML) in India on 26 December, India Today has reported. The last date for applying to the programme is 31 January.

"Our Launchpad Accelerator programme is bringing best of our expertise, platforms, tools and core strengths including Machine Learning and AI, to help Indian start-ups build, scale and grow their offering," Product Manager, Launchpad Accelerator India Paul Ravindranath has said.

Further, he added that the first batch of Launchpad Accelerator India had witnessed founders hailing from tier-II and tier-III cities who were using AI and ML to solve India’s problems.

Every Google Launchpad Accelerator class consists of start-ups (up to 10) who receive mentorship and support from Google in product strategy, AI/ML, Cloud, user experience (UX), Android, web and marketing. Start-ups also receive Google Cloud credits from $20,000 to $100,000 each.

The shortlisted entrepreneurs will attend the boot-camp in Bengaluru in March and there will be follow-up engagements over April and May to address their specific challenges.

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