Partnerships between big companies and growing startups have become a staple of the global ecosystem. While they used to stay in their lanes, the modern trend has become even more popular with corporate accelerators launching cohorts all over the world. And if you want your company to be guided by a large company, there are few better options than Google.
The tech company recently announced the 5th class of their Launchpad Accelerator program. Filled with 24 startups addressing everything from education to women's health, this class could prove to make a meaningful impact on the business world as a whole. These startups hail from every corner of the globe, showing the startup world that inclusivity is alive and well in Google's Launchpad Accelerator program.
The 6-month program “includes an intensive two week bootcamp in San Francisco and mentoring from 30+ teams across Google and expert mentors from top technology companies and VCs in Silicon Valley and globally,” wrote Roy Glasberg, Global Lead of Google Developers Launchpad in a post announcing the class.
Of the 24 startups, ten of them reside in Asia. In an effort to get to know them a little bit better, take a look at this list below and make sure to read the full announcement here for the entire list.
Ayannah (The Philippines)
Ayannah provides digital commerce and payment services to the unbanked in emerging markets and the unbanked migrants in OECD countries.
Babychakra is the fastest growing platform & largest platform for Indian parents to discover care for their families. BabyChakra hosts the largest community of mothers and have also created the first of its kind globally, maternity and childcare marketplace.
Kulina is a meal plan and subscription service that uses technology to optimize inefficiencies in supply chain and logistics, making quality meal affordable and accessible for millions of Jakartans.
Maya Apa (Bangladesh)
This company is re-inventing the way people in developing countries access specialist advice. Maya Apa is a knowledge sharing/messaging platform available on Android, Web, and WAP.
Monkey Junior (Vietnam)
This company offers online educational courses in languages, mathematics, and science for young children.
m.Paani is the first loyalty & data company focused on the mass-market consumer in emerging economies. Their mobile-based coalition loyalty program converts the commoditized mass market consumer into sticky customers for large corporate and local retailers.
This company building a revolutionary non-invasive, non-touch, non-radiation approach to detect breast cancer. This low-cost, software-based diagnostic system could change the process for patients around the world.
Priceza is the leading Product Search Engine and Price Comparison shopping site in SEA currently operating in 6 countries: Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Philippines and Vietnam with over 5 Million shoppers using Priceza every month.
SocialCops is a data intelligence company that empowers organizations to make tough decisions and solve the world’s most critical problems. They collect, clean, and analyze data to help governments and nonprofits with policy and strategic decision-making
This company wants to improve the experience of being put “on hold” by your service provider by replacing looped muzak with interactive and visual experiences