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Post at: Sep 30 2022

Google Startup School India Initiative

Introduction

  • With nearly 70 thousand startups, India is the third largest base for startups in the world.
  • Indian entrepreneurs have amassed a lot of institutional knowledge, and one of the community's defining traditions has been information sharing, which enables others to learn more quickly.To give this tradition a plateform Google has started a program called Startup School India Initiative.

Startup School India Initiative 

  • Launched on : July 6, 2022 
  • Launched by : Google India
  • Aim : To gather relevant information on startup building into a systematic curriculum to help 10,000 startups in Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities.
  • Duration of the program : July 6 to September 15, 2022 (nine-week programme)

Key highlights of the programme

  • Startup School is a series of guided online trainings designed to help early-stage startups with strategies that they can grow more.
  • This session was launched in ten small cities. It will target 1,000 students in each city.
  • The programme is open to students pursuing their final year of a university course or those who have graduated and are about to launch their first tech startup.
  • In the coming weeks and months, the initiative will expand to other cities and eventually reach India’s whole startup ecosystem.
  • Entreprenuers will receive intensive training from mentors and industry experts through workshops, lectures, mentorship and hands-on experience.

Significance

  • The programme provides the flexibility of a virtual curriculum and allows attendees to pick and choose the modules they want to hear.
  • There will also be opportunities for founders to gain insights from discussions around what makes an effective founder, formalising hiring and other key aspects.
  • The latest initiative recognises this void, and acknowledges the need for programmes that can organise accumulated knowledge into a structured curriculum and deliver it across a wide footprint.

Conclusion

  • Google’s initiative is an effort to create a better environment for startups across the country and help them become a part of the young and dynamic ecosystem of India. The Startup School India will benefit students in the long run by providing them with practical and theoretical knowledge of technology.Overall, it aims to help promote entrepreneurship among young people by creating more jobs in the Indian tech industry.

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