Google today announced the call for applications for the third batch of the Launchpad Accelerator.
If you are a late-stage app startup from Brazil, India, Indonesia, or Mexico, we encourage you to apply here by October 24, 2016.

The equity-free program will begin on January 30, 2017 at the new Google Developers Launchpad Space in San Francisco and will include 2 weeks of all-expense-paid training.

Benefits


During the kick-off bootcamp Google will deliver in-depth technical and business mentoring that enables our startups to tackle their specific challenges and successfully scale. Launchpad mentors hail from around the world and more than 20 teams across Google. In total, startups receive access to Google’s expertise and resources for 6 months.

To date Launchpad Accelerator has nearly 50 alumni in India, Indonesia, Brazil and Mexico.

Guidelines for Startups Selection -


Below are general guidelines official stated by Google for its process of startups selection :

All startups in the program must:

  • Be a technological startup.

  • Be targeting their local markets.

  • Be based in Brazil, India, Indonesia, or Mexico.

  • Have proven product-market fit (beyond ideation stage).


Additionally, Google interested in what kind of startup you are and also consider following:

  • The problem you are trying to solve. How does it create value for users? How are you addressing a real challenge for your home city, country or region?

  • Does the management team have a leadership mindset and the drive to become an influencer? Will they share what they learn in Silicon Valley for the benefit of other startups in their local ecosystem?



The equity-free programme will begin on January 30, 2017.During each class, over 20 Google teams will provide comprehensive mentoring to late-stage app startups.

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