An American multinational technology company, Google, and the Karnataka government have signed an MoU.
The MOU aims to empower women-led start-ups as well as upskill underserved youth, in collaboration with the Karnataka Innovation and Technology Society (KITS).
C.N. Ashwath Narayan, Minister for Higher Education, IT, BT, Science and Technology and Skill Development, Government of Karnataka said, “Karnataka has been at the forefront of the startup revolution. As we move forward, we want to enable a collaborative and inclusive digital environment for startups to grow and thrive.”
“I am sure this collaboration will also support many of our entrepreneurs and innovators from the emerging tech clusters of Beyond Bengaluru”, C.N. Ashwath Narayan added.
Karthik Padmanabhan, Developer Relations Lead, Google India said, “India has a flourishing start-up community, yet not all founders have equal access to capital, support networks or mentorship.”
“These are critical resources that can help the start-up ecosystem to continuously learn, innovate and evolve. Through our collaboration with KITS, we want to strengthen the support for the local start-up ecosystem, enable equal representation for women, and level the playing field across the State,” Karthik Padmanabhan added.
This will give the following benefits:
- Knowledge sessions
- Training to women-led founders and start-ups
- Google Career Certificates scholarships for youth
This will support people in tier 2 and tier 3 towns as well as women founders or start-up leaders by providing technical training and helping them make the most of Google’s suite of services and products.
Some areas that will be covered include Cloud technology, UX, Android, and the Web.