Google and Meity Startup launch Appscale Academy for startups

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New Delhi: Google and MeitY Startup Hub today said they have partnered to launch App scale Academy to help Indian startups build high-quality apps.

MeitY Startup Hub is an in- initiative of the Ministry of Electronics and IT. App scale Academy will focus on helping local early-to-mid-stage startups build and scale a range of world-class apps across domains, including gaming, healthcare, fintech, edtech, social impact, and others, a statement said.

India, one of the fastest-growing app user countries in the world, is also home to a vibrant ecosystem of startups and developers that are not only impacting millions of people in the country through their solutions but also has the potential to drive global app innovations.

Applications will be open till December 15, 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 programme will also provide a special focus to the emerging startup ecosystem in tier-II and III cities of India, aiming to provide them with the help needed to build scalable app solutions, the statement added.

“We are excited to see India’s thriving startup ecosystem not only solve for India but also reach global audiences….” Purnima Kochikar, Vice-President, Google Play Partnerships, said.