Tech giant Google on Wednesday partnered with 91springboard to mentor and empower entrepreneurs, especially women, with various skills. The partnership is aimed at nurturing India's next generation of innovative female entrepreneurs, and empower them to build for the future, Google said in a statement.
"The partnership will drive one training program a month, led by 91springboard in tier II cities. These events are directly focused on educating and upskilling female entrepreneurs over a period of two years, with 24 engagements planned across the country," it added.
The training will focus on honing leadership skills, running design sprints, fostering tech-focused discussions, and will include one-on-one mentorship for female entrepreneurs, the statement said.
Besides, the US-based tech titan is also setting up a Google for Entrepreneurs Lounge at 91springboard's hub in the city.
The Google Lounge is a collaborate space for community members, developers, and creatives, the statement said.
91springboard, which has a community of over 8,000 entrepreneurs, will also join Google for Entrepreneurs' partner network.
Google for Entrepreneurs, a global programme, has a footprint of 50 partners and includes six campuses (Google's owned and operated space for entrepreneurs).
"With Google for Entrepreneurs building its presence in India, we now have an end-to-end mentoring and support program helping entrepreneurs across all stages of their startups," Google VP (Southeast Asia and India) Rajan Anandan said.
He expressed hope that the programme will "help thousands of women to get a jumpstart in their entrepreneurial journeys".
Pranay Gupta, co-founder of 91springboard, said the company is planning to roll out its programmes in tier II cities soon.