At 4,200 enterprises, India already ranks 3rd in the world for the number of start ups after the US and the UK. With three to four startups emerging every day this number is expected to reach several thousand by 2020.
As a support to government's initiatives to encourage start-ups, Google is hosting a live contest for start ups. The top winner will get $1000,000 credit.
Rajan Anandan, VP & Managing Director, Google South East Asia & India said, “With the Startup India, Stand up India event, the Government of India has shown great foresight in providing a platform to the startups in the country to engage industry leaders and successful entrepreneurs to come together and drive the spirit of entrepreneurship forward in the country. And we’re delighted to carry forward the vision and align with ‘Start-up India Stand Up India’ efforts, with a special session focussing on early stage startups by providing them a platform to present their ideas to the world under our Launchpad Program.”
Five innovative startups have been shortlisted through a robust selection process. And in the next two days we are inviting everyone to vote for their favorite Startup. Top three startups from these votes will receive an invite to join the next Google Launchpad Week and one final winner will be selected by our eminent panel of judges comprising of key VCs, Google global leaders and Government Representatives who will hear the pitches live and win $100,000 in Google cloud credits. They will also be eligible for consideration to the Launchpad Accelerator Program in July 2016, provided they meet the program criteria.
Google Launchpad program focusses on providing startups with the technology support, mentorship, invites to special events, online resources, expertise and community to launch and scale their product Everyone is invited to help these startups achieve their vision.
Shortlisted five startup
Founded in July 2013, Reap Benefit is a social enterprise which aims to solve local environment & civic problems ( sanitation, waste, air quality, energy) by engaging the youth. In the last 3 years, they have saved more than 200 tonnes of waste, 2 million litres of water, 100,000 units of power, and developed low cost solutions like water less urinals, weather stations, organic enzyme to convert food waste into compost and many more.
MIRCaM stands for Mobile Intelligent Remote Cardiac Monitor. MIRCaM comprehensive suite comprises of a Bodyworn unit, Patient’s Bedside Unit, MIRCaM Doctor’s Terminal and MIRCaM Doctor’s Mobile App. It provides real time analysis and generate instant alarms on episode detection, thus enhancing patient care and safety. It gives new possibilities for monitoring of vital parameters with wearable biomedical sensors, and will give the patient the freedom to be mobile and still be under continuous monitoring and thereby offer better quality of patient care.
Founded in May 2013, Guru-G converts existing content into adaptive teaching packs. These packs provide in-class guidance to teachers on different ways in which they can teach a topic. The guidance adapts to the teacher’s past behaviour, student moods & the practices that have resulted in best learning outcomes for their students.
Founded in August 2014, SlamdunQ focuses primarily on using wearable technology to unleash sporting potential. Using Smartwatches and SmartBands available in the market, they develop applications for these wearables to improve their clients’ sporting potential.
Soot (Black Carbon) is a mass of impure carbon particles resulting from the incomplete combustion of hydrocarbons i.e. air pollution. It is produced by vehicles and industries alike. They have been on the mission of repurposing pollution's carbon capture to industrial grade raw material for printing industry (inks, pigments, paints etc.)