Nine startups from Southeast Asia have been selected to participate in the fourth class of Google's launchpad Accelerator commencing in July that will include 2 weeks of all-expense-paid training
Launchpad Accelerator includes intensive mentoring from 20+ Google teams, and expert mentors from top technology companies and VCs in Silicon Valley. Participants receive equity-free support, credits for Google products, and continue to work closely with Google back in their home country during the 6-month program.
"This time around, startups from Asia and Latin America will be joined by peers from Africa and Europe. In addition to expanding our reach, we’re also expanding our curriculum," said Roy Glasberg, Global Lead, Launchpad Program & Accelerator.
He adds, "We’ll help the startups dig deeper into machine learning and AI, to help them leverage Google’s latest technologies to scale their apps."
Here are the nine startups from Southeast Asia:
1. Cicil allows Indonesian university students to purchase items online, and pay for them in monthly installments without a credit card. It got seed funding from East Ventures in 2016.
2. Sirlco is a tool that helps businesses build websites through which they can sell online. It’s also backed by East Ventures.
3. Nadipos is a restaurant management platform helping to simplify operations and analytics.
4. HealthMetrics assists companies who want to manage their employee’s health benefits efficiently and cost effectively
5. Bloom attempts to transform remittance businesses with blockchain technology.
6. Honesty Apps is in the business of making people meet – at conferences, in school, at tradeshows, at parties, or in the context of dating.
7. Piggipo is an app that helps users manage and monitor credit card spending.
8. QueQ helps users manage time more wisely by letting you pre-order stuff online so you don’t have to wait in line at the store or restaurant
9. eDoctor lets users consult doctors online.