” Google is excited to partner with the Kstart team and I can see a lot of synergy between what each one of us are bringing to the table . Google will bring its global expertise of working with startups and mentor them across areas such as Product management, best practices in UI and UX , bring the startups upto speed in terms of latest in technology and help in growth hacking .
Kstart team will play a big role in hosting the incubating companies by providing world class infrastructure, access to funds , legal and marketing help which the early stage startups can benefit immensely.
Indian startup ecosystem is exploding and we will continue to partner and accelerate the growth in India with meaningful synergetic partnerships like the one with the Kstart team “
–Sunil Rao, Country Head – Strategic Partnerships – VCs and Startups, Google India Pvt Ltd
Google has been investing heavily in the Indian startup ecosystem aver the last 3 years and has brought highly successful global programs to India like the Launchpad program for early stage startups , Launchpad accelerator program for mature startups and we will continue to invest by bringing programs which will even handhold Series A and B funded mature startups and have a deep engagement for a period of 12 months and help them grow and provide access to mentorships from Googlers globally. Google is all geared up to help the startup ecosystem in India and we do understand their needs and expectations from Google we will provide them the right insights and grow along with them .
Journey of entrepreneurship should be passion lead to solve a real problem and effect the lives of hundreds and millions of people .Do spend sufficient time in getting the product/market fit right and look at technology as an enabler . You are building product for a consumer who will eventually use your product , so be flexible in pivoting your idea based on the market needs . Do think and be equally serious about monetization and revenue opportunities when you are building your product. it is not an afterthought.