Google India has announced the launch of Startup School to mentor 10,000 startups across Tier II and Tier III cities across the country. Startup School is a series of guided online training courses designed to equip early-stage startup founders with the tools, products, and knowledge growing businesses need. ALSO READ – Government Agency Warns Google Chrome Users of ‘High’ Level Threat: Here’s What You Should Do Immediately
The nine-week program will also include fireside chats between Google executives and pioneering collaborators from across the startup ecosystem spanning fintech, D2C, B2B and B2C e-commerce, language, media social and social networks, and job search. Also Read – Google Maps Gets Toll Road Price Estimates and a Better Navigation System
“With nearly 70,000 startups, India is the third largest startup hotspot in the world. And as more and more Indian founders lead their businesses successfully towards IPOs or unicorn status, it has sparked a virtuous cycle in which their success has sparked aspirations among young Indians across the country,” the company said in a statement. Read also – Google will no longer store your bank details from January 1, 2022: here’s how it will impact you
“Startups are no longer limited to Bengaluru, Delhi, Mumbai or Hyderabad. We have a slew of fast growing startups based in hubs like Jaipur, Indore, Gorakhpur and more. In fact, these make up almost 50% of all recognized startups in India today,” the company added.
The program will include educational modules on topics such as building an effective product strategy, in-depth product user value dives, roadmap and PRD development, building apps for the next billion users in markets like India, boosting user acquisition and many more.
“Startups in India are known to be innovative and nimble in responding to business challenges. This is evidenced by the fact that Indian startups have filed 6,000 patent applications in the United States, representing 60% of the total patent applications in the country. The Google Startup School will give entrepreneurs a way to come out of their closet and pursue opportunities,” said Rahul Garg, Founder of Moglix.
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