Google & Karnataka Govt to Support Emerging Start-Ups & Job Seekers

New Delhi, November 18, 2022 – Google andΒ  Karnataka MoU – The Tech giant Google has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Government of Karnataka to support the growth of startups across the state. The collaboration aims at promoting innovation and supporting new vision to enhance the growth of startups in Karnataka.


The MoU was signed on the second day of the 25th edition of *Bengaluru Tech Summit 2022.


*Bengaluru Tech Summit Β – It was Asia’s largest tech event held in Bengaluru at the Bangalore Palace. The summit has become one of the largest platforms for next-generation innovators to introduce their ideas on technological advancements.

Google and Karnataka MoU – Details

  • The collaboration of Google with Karnataka innovation and technology society (KITS) focuses on working with women-lead founders and startups.
  • Google will provide essential training and expertise on the Google suite of tools and technologies to startup founders across tier – 2 and tier – 3 cities.
  • The collaborative initiative is also focused on upskilling knowledge by providing mentorship sessions in learning areas like product strategy, user experience, web, marketing and leadership.
  • Google will also enhance digital literacy along with promoting digital payments in the state of Karnataka.Β 
  • Google has collaborated with the Karnataka Fintech Task Group. This collaborative approach will help in educating users on the benefits of making digital payments.

Google and Karnataka MoU – Youth Programmes

  • Google has decided to extend scholarships for the β€˜Google Career Certificate’ programme to support youths and job seekers to learn the most demanded digital skills.
  • Google has introduced the ‘Be Internet Awesome‘ programme to support local schools in promoting the fundamentals of online safety and digital citizenship to students.
    • It is a certificate program that focuses on supporting qualified applicants to attain their β€˜Google Career Certificates’.
  • Applicants can pursue the certificate in the most demanded area of learning such as Data Analytics, Project Management, IT Support, IT Automation, UX Design, Digital Marketing, and E-Commerce.

Google and Karnataka MoU – Aim

  • The collaboration between the Karnataka Government and GoogleΒ  aims at providing a better understanding to startup founders in the state of Karnataka.
  • Due to the high possibility of the startup community in India, Google has stepped forward to help the founders with mentorships and support networks. This critical resource will help the startup ecosystem to continuously learn and grow to be more innovative.
  • Google is supporting the local startup ecosystem to provide equal support to women founders and bring every entrepreneur to the same level.
  • Google also launched the β€˜Google for Startups Accelerator’. It aims to support emerging startups and helps in the growth of the startup ecosystem in India.

Google and Karnataka MoU – Google’s Past Initiatives

  • The β€˜Google for Startup Accelerator’ programme of Google was launched in 2015 and mentored more than 1500 startups. This has helped in creating more than 12,000 job opportunities in India and raised over 2 billion dollars.
  • It has also launched β€˜Google for Startups Accelerator – India Women Founders’ to empower women startup founders to address unique challenges and find a solution on their own.
  • Google also launched startup schools in India under the name of β€˜Startup School India’ in July 2022. It aims to nurture over 10,000 startups in tier 2 and tier 3 cities.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

When was the MoU signed between Karnataka Government and Google?

The MoU was signed on the second day of the Bengaluru Tech Summit.

What initiatives did Google take to empower the startup founders?

Google has launched different startup programmes like β€˜Google for Startup Accelerator’, β€˜Google for Startups Accelerator – India Women Founders’. The aim of such programmes is to empower founders to evolve in the startup ecosystem.

How many startups have benefited from the startup initiatives taken by Google?

More than 15,000 startups have already benefited from the startup initiatives taken by Google.

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