On Tuesday, Google announced that it has chosen 20 Indian firms for the seventh round of its Google for Startups Accelerator, including the railway ticket booking tool Trainman. The company stated that these Seed to Series A startups, which were picked from more than 1050 applicants, will aim to harness the power of generative artificial intelligence (AI).
The 20 India Startups include ActoFit, AlgoBio, Atsuya Technologies, AyuRythm, Blend, Cloudphysician, DentalDost, Expertia AI, Filo, KarmaLifeAI, Knorish, LimeChat, Mozark, Namaste Business, Neodocs, Qoruz, Rooter, Swasthya AI, Trainman, and Vitra.ai.
“These firms have now been included to the list of 137 startups in India that are part of the Google for Startups Accelerator. We kicked off the programme with a 1-week in-person bootcamp in Bengaluru on June 12 that was heavily focused on AI/ML and Generative AI, as well as training/workshops and office hours around product and design, tech, growth, and people, according to the company,” said Google.
In short, a three-month, equity-free accelerator programme for Seed to Series A software businesses in India is the Google for Startups Accelerator (GFSA) program. Over 130 firms in India have used it to speed up their growth thus far. Google began accepting applications for the seventh iteration of the accelerator programme in March of this year.
The business had then stated that Indian entrepreneurs operating in a variety of industries who were utilizing or planning to employ machine learning or artificial intelligence were eligible to apply and would receive mentoring and help in the areas of cloud, web, product strategy, UX, android, and growth.