MeitY Startup Hub, an initiative of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) and Google has announced a partnership to launch a growth and development program called the Appscale Academy. The program is aimed to train early to mid-stage startups across India on building high-quality apps for the world.
The academy aims to focus on helping local startups build and scale a range of apps across domains, including gaming, healthcare, fintech, edtech, social impact, and more. Applications will be open till 15th December 2021, from which 100 startups will be selected based on defined qualitative and quantitative parameters by a panel of industry experts, members of MeitY Startup Hub and Google Play. The program also aims to provide a special focus to the emerging startup ecosystem in Tier II and Tier III cities of India, to provide them with the help needed to build scalable app solutions.
As part of the 6-month program, 100 selected startups will get trained through a curriculum including sessions on data safety and security practices, monetisation, UX design and global market expansion. The startups will receive access to virtual instructor-led webinars, self-learning material, and mentorship sessions with local and global industry professionals, and many will get an opportunity to pitch to leading venture capitalists.
“India’s enterprising spirit is widespread with cutting-edge innovations emerging from diverse pockets of the country. It is great to see startups and developers across India, especially those in Tier II and Tier III towns, gain momentum and provide solutions for complex problems unique to India. We look forward to working with them on this journey and helping them scale to new heights.” said Jeet Vijay, CEO, MeitY Startup Hub.