Google to help entrepreneurs build solutions for India

New Delhi: Tech giant Google on Friday launched a ‘Solve for India’ initiative under which it will reach out to entrepreneurs in cities like Indore, Nagpur and Madurai to help them develop solutions in areas like agri-tech, healthcare and sanitation.

The programme will provide a platform to developers and entrepreneurs in smaller cities to hear from experts and gain access to direct mentoring and support from Google.

Google aims to reach over 10,000 developers and entrepreneurs this year alone through the programme.

The company will also share product usage insights and help the entrepreneurs build solutions across areas like agri-tech, healthcare, transportation, education and sanitation, among others.

The focus will also be on developing mobile first solutions with strong offline and language capabilities.

Google will take the initiative to cities like Pune, Jaipur, Hyderabad, Kolkata, Kochi, Indore, Nagpur, Nashik, Madurai, Kanpur and Chennai.

There are growing number of entrepreneurs in smaller Indian cities who are focusing on building solutions that caters to the real needs of India, Google India Programme Manager Lead Karthik Padmanabhan said in a statement.

“Through this initiative, we want to bring the best of Google under one programme and join forces with them to help create solutions that serves the needs of a billion Indians,” he added.