In an attempt to support the next generation innovative female entrepreneurs in India, Google on Wednesday partnered with 91springboard.
91springboard is a co-working space, is based in Delhi, with more than 8,000 entrepreneurs on-board.
Speaking about the partnership Rajan Anandan, Vice President, Southeast Asia and India, Google. “With Google for Entrepreneurs building its presence in India, we now have an end-to-end mentoring and support programme helping entrepreneurs across all stages of their startups.”
As a part of the partnership, Google Lounge was also opened at 91springboard flagship hub in the capital.
The Lounge, which is created by Google for Entrepreneurs initiative, provides financial support and the best of Google’s resources to co-working cosmoses and community programmes across 135 countries.
There will be one training programme a month, led by 91springboard in Tier 2 cities. Initiative will focus on honing leadership skills, running design sprints, fostering tech-focused discussions, and will include one-on-one mentorship for female entrepreneurs.
91springboard will join Google for Entrepreneurs‘ partner network, which has a global footprint of 50 partners and includes six campuses.
Commenting on the partnership Michael Kim, APAC Partnerships Manager for Google Entrepreneur said, “Partnership with 91springboard in India will focus on empowering female entrepreneurs from small towns by helping them in setting business with appropriate directions and mentorship.”
Speaking about the partnership, Pranay Gupta, Co-Founder 91springboard said, “Together, we are committed to enabling women’s entrepreneurship and strengthening entrepreneurship throughout India, not just the big cities.”
He said, “Further adding the training programmes will focus on educating and up skilling female entrepreneurs over a period of 2 years, with 24 engagements planned across the country.”
Commenting on the partnership, Michael Kim, APAC Partnerships Manager for Google Entrepreneur said, “Partnership with 91springboard in India will focus on empowering female entrepreneurs from small towns helping them in setting business with appropriate directions and mentorship.”