Pakistani Startup Makes it to Google’s Launchpad Accelerator

Google has announced its fifth accelerator batch, and it includes a Pakistan startup as well. This is the first time that any Pakistani startup has been selected for Google’s Launchpad accelerator program.

Another country that made to the list for the first time is Bangladesh. Here is the list of 10 startups that belong to the Asia-Pacific region.

  • Ayannah:

This Philippines-based startup has developed many B2B and B2C financial services for communities not having access to financial services and product. Its operations include cross-border remittances.

  • BabyChakra:

Hailing from India, BabyChakra is a parenting and pregnancy advice app.

  • Kulina:

Based in Indonesia, it delivers meals on a subscription basis by incorporating tech to make the supply chain and logistics more efficient.

  • Maya Apa:

It is a Bangladesh-based startup that crowdsources answers to unidentified user questions on topics like legal issues and healthcare.

  • Monkey Junior:

This Vietnamese startup offers online courses in mathematics, languages, and science for young children.

  • m.Paani:

An Indian startup that uses special offers and loyalty schemes to facilitate the brands in gaining marketing insights.

  • Niramai:

Another India startup that is setting up a cost-efficient, software-based diagnostic system for detecting breast cancer.

  • Priceza:

Based in Thailand, it is a price comparison app and search engine for shoppers.

  • Social Cops:

An Indian startup that helps the governments and nonprofits in strategic decision-making and policy by collecting, cleaning, and analyzing data.

  • VividTech:

A Pakistani startup that aims to improve the caller experience when put on hold by the service provider. It intends to replace the looped muzak with interactive and visual experiences.

What is Launchpad Accelerator?

It is Google’s six-month program that selects growth-stage startups from emerging markets to help them build great products. It provides them equity-free support, mentoring, two-week training at Google’s headquarters in Silicon Valley, and close partnership with Google for three months.

Via: TIA



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