Google launched its startup mentorship programme, Google Launchpad, which will include three-month mentoring for the 20 shortlisted startups, according to Financial Express. Launchpad, which was started two-and-a half years ago, will have 60 such events across the globe this year, with the Bengaluru edition being the first of the year. The city will host three more events this year, the most in any city across the globe for Google.
Launchpad — run by Google’s developer team — had scrutinised over 1,450 ventures before selecting the 20 startups. Globally, the tech giant received around 8,500 registrations for Launchpad. Most of the startups belong to the early stage while two are growth-stage ones.
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