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Google to train six more Indian start-ups in San Francisco

Google has selected six Indian Startups for the fourth class of its ‘Launchpad Accelerator’ program, including RailYatri, RecipeBook and FastFilmz.

In the six months program, they will undergo intensive mentoring from 20+ teams across Google and mentors from top technology companies and VCs in Silicon Valley.

Additionally they will receive equity-free support and credits for Google products and continue to work closely with Google back in India during the 6-month program, the company said.

These startups were shortlisted from hundreds of startups who applied this year based on their unique value proposition and use of latest technologies like machine learning and AI (Artificial Intelligence) to build high impact solutions that are solving for the Indian context, focusing on new internet users and digital India, Google added.

Launchpad Accelerator currently works with startups in Latin America (Argentina, Brazil, Colombia, and Mexico) and Asia (India, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, and the Philippines).

This will be the fourth class of Launchpad Accelerator program. 20 Indian startups were trained in the first three batches.

The fourth class will kick off on July 17th, 2017 in San Francisco with a two weeks all-expense-paid mentorship bootcamp.

Among the selected companies are EdgeNetworks, an HR solutions provider using artificial intelligence; FastFilmz, an app for South Indian movie fans; IndiaLends, a credit underwriting and analytics platform for unsecured consumer lending and RailYatri, a big data platform that leverages crowd-sourced content to help long distance travelers.

The list also includes RecipeBook and SigTuple, which offers ‘smart screening solutions powered by data driven intelligence’.

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