Google India has started the application process for the sixth batch in its three-month start-up accelerator program to nurture 15-20 start-ups. The Google for Startups Accelerator (GFSA) India application has launched on the official portal, startup.google.com.
It is a free mentorship program to enable startups to build and scale good products for India and the world. The online application process continues until October 20. The program will be implemented digitally due to the Covid-19 pandemic. GFSA India has worked with over 96 start-ups in recent years.
Startups participating in this program will receive mentorship and support around AI / ML, Cloud, UX, Android, Web, Product Strategy and Growth. “As part of this program, the founders outline the main challenges for their startups and then team up with relevant experts from Google and the industry to address these challenges,” said Farish CV, Program Manager, Google for Start-ups Accelerator in a blog post.
According to the official statement, the sixth round of GFSA will be announced on November 23, while the program will start on December 2 and end on March 31, 2022 with a break from December 25, 2021 to January 3, 2022.
Who can apply and how will the application be chosen?
Seed to Series A technology startups headquartered in India can apply for this program. GFSA is targeting Indian start-ups that solve problems using advanced technologies such as AI / ML or data in healthcare, education, finance, media and entertainment, games and other industries. The applications received will be reviewed by a panel of experts and program teams and shortlisted 30-40 startups for the interview. Start-ups will be evaluated based on their team, problems, solution and scalability.
The participating start-ups will undergo an intensive bootcamp on topics such as product, design, technology, people and growth, followed by the OKR workshop (Objective Key Results) to define its goal for three months.