Google has announced a ‘Solve for India’ initiative that aims to expand and energise the start-up ecosystem in tier 2 cities. According to NDTV, the mission aims to inspire a new wave of entrepreneurs and start-ups in emerging cities like Pune, Jaipur, Hyderabad, Kochi, Indore, Nagpur, Nashik, Madurai, Kanpur, Kolkata and Chennai. Karthik Padmanabhan, Program Manager Lead for Google India, said,
There are growing numbers of entrepreneurs in smaller Indian cities, who are focusing on building solutions that cater to the real needs of India. Through this initiative, we want to bring the best of Google under one programme, and join forces with them to help create solutions that serve the needs of a billion Indians.”
Now, developers and entrepreneurs will get access to a variety of Google programmes, including its Launchpad Accelerator. Further, they will get a chance to learn from experts of Android, Firebase, machine learning, cloud APIs, Progressive Web Apps (PWA), and Indian language translation solutions.