MeitY and Google to help 100 Indian startups scale their app businesses

The Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY) Startup Hub and Google have joined to support the Appscale Academy program, which trains early to mid-stage businesses to build high-quality apps for the global market.

According to the company, the Appscale Academy Class 2022 helped one out of every three apps quadruple their installation count and visitor base by focusing on enhancing the user experience, security, user base, rating, and engagement rates.

The Appscale Academy Class 2023, according to the company, will assist 100 more startups from Tier 1, Tier 2, and Tier 3 cities in growing. As part of the initiative, MeitY Startup Hub and Google will hold multi-city roadshows in emerging cities such as 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.”

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