Google signs MoU with Karnataka govt to promote innovation and support local startups
Tech giant Google has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Karnataka government to promote innovation and support startups in the state, media reports said.
Google in association with Karnataka Innovation and Technology Society (KITS) will work with women founders and startups in tier 2 and 3 cities of the state.
The American multinational company will also offer Google Career Certificates to the youth.
It will also promote the online safety fundamentals and support digital citizenship through the 'Be Internet Awesome' programme.
Google has said as quoted by CNBC TV 18, "Over the years, Google has made concerted efforts to support emerging startups and nurture the thriving startup ecosystem of India with the Google for Startup Accelerator program.
"Since 2015, the program has had six batches in India, accelerating 116 startups and mentoring over 1,500 startups. So far, the mentored startups have collectively raised over $2 billion and created over 12,000 jobs."
"The nine-week programme delivered virtually, involves fireside chats between Google leaders and trailblazing collaborators from across the startup ecosystem spanning fintech, D2C, B2B and B2C e-commerce, language, social media & networking, job search and many more," it added.
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