The Indian startup ecosystem has undergone a change due to digital technology, and young people now have an unheard-of degree of passion and desire.
Startup School, a demanding training program for entrepreneurs to help them grow their skill sets and create unrivaled digital firms, will be introduced as part of a new initiative led by Google. The program will benefit 10,000 students in ten Indian small towns in just three years.
The industry will initially be introduced in ten small cities. In each city, it will aim to reach 1,000 pupils. The project will ultimately spread to additional cities and the whole startup ecosystem in India in the following weeks and months.
According to Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google, “We believe that this form of education can fundamentally alter our culture. We encourage all Indian schools to work with Google to support the development of their students into prosperous entrepreneurs”.
Through seminars, lectures, mentorship, and hands-on training, they will receive comprehensive instruction from mentors and industry professionals.
Additionally, graduates will receive specialized help to grow their start-up companies or participate in Google’s corporate activities. Students in their final year of college or recent graduates who are about to launch their first tech startup are eligible for the program.
Google has been holding a series of entrepreneurship courses at universities all around India since February 2016. The seminars’ goals are to inform students about the potential of technology. And support them as they pursue their entrepreneurial aspirations. Around 5,000 students in eight cities, including Delhi, Hyderabad, and Bangalore, have been touched by the campaign.
Rajan Anandan, Google India’s Head of Academics & Entrepreneurship, stated: “Over the last three years, we have seen a huge surge in the number of startups, especially in the technology field. This has greatly increased the possibility to expand our current entrepreneurship programs. And contribute to the creation of a top-notch innovation ecosystem. Launching Google Startup School India, which will help 10,000 entrepreneurs and technology firms in small cities, makes us very thrilled.
Google Startup School
A six-month school called Google Startup School India is for startup entrepreneurs who wish to launch technology businesses in smaller locations. It will give students practical training and the skills they need to launch a successful IT startup.
Curriculum of the startup school
The program will include introductory coursework aimed at assisting students in acquiring the abilities required to create a successful digital firm. These consist of: Leading industry professionals and founders will teach the course and offer their expertise, wisdom, and insights. The instructors in the classes are Vinnie Mehta and Rajan Anandan, Head of Academics & Entrepreneurship (CEO of Zomato).
Furthermore, Shifts for Startups, program will organize a week-long workshop that will bring together students from around the nation. They will speak with business owners and get knowledge about starting a tech company. They will also be able to participate in interactive sessions, seminars, and networking events with well-known businesspeople.
In order to increase connectivity in rural and semi-urban regions. Google has partnered with state governments and businesses. As well as non-profit organizations as part of its continued commitment to making the internet available to everyone.