Social media networking giant Facebook in collaboration with T-Hub, a Hyderabad-based global start-up catalyst, on Wednesday announced the 10 startups they have selected for the second edition of their “India Innovation Accelerator” programme.
As announced in May, the programme will lend a helping hand to support the growth of start-ups focused on finding solutions for social challenges using Artificial Intelligence (AI) in areas of good health and wellbeing, agriculture, clean water and sanitation, decent work and economic opportunities, industry, innovation & infrastructure, climate change and peace and justice and strong institutions.
“At Facebook, we believe Artificial Intelligence will be key to finding disruptive solutions to address societal challenges like access, affordability, and skill shortage. We are excited to champion next generation of tech start-ups applying AI for social good and accelerate their development by giving them access to expertise,” Manish Chopra, Head and Director of Partnerships, Facebook India, said in a statement.
Some of the chosen startups include names like ftcash, StaTwig, Blue Sky Analytics, Greenturn Idea Factory, Sensegrass, Marut Drones, Shortlist Professionals and Innerhour.
The India Innovation Accelerator will support the growth of these start-ups in several ways. A panel of mentors, industry experts, investors, will provide hands on operational support and mentoring with specialized training on product development, marketing, partnerships, management.