The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) Startup Hub and technology giant Google have partnered to back the Appscale Academy program to train early to mid-stage startups to build high-quality apps for the world.
With a focus on improving the user interface, security, user base, rating and engagement rates, the Appscale Academy Class 2022 helped one out of three apps to double their installation count and visitor base, claims the company.
According to the company, The Appscale Academy Class 2023 will help 100 more startups from Tier 1, Tier 2 and Tier 3 cities to grow. As a part of the initiative, MeitY Startup Hub and Google will launch multi-city roadshows aimed at increasing engagement in emerging hubs like Coimbatore, Gangtok, Jaipur, Indore and Surat.
The startups will be selected by a panel of industry experts along with members of MeitY Startup Hub and Google and get access to self-learning material, webinars led by virtual instructors, mentorship sessions and a chance to pitch their ideas to venture capitalists.
Talking about the program, Alkesh Kumar Sharma, Secretary Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology, said, “India is today one of the largest and fastest-growing startup ecosystems in the world. I’m delighted with the results of the first edition of Appscale Academy and look forward to seeing MeitY Startup Hub and Google come together again to fuel the growth of 100 new startups.”