Google India has announced the second edition of its Startup School 2023, a virtual programme aimed at supporting and empowering startups in India. The second edition of the programme will begin on July 11, 2023.

Google in collaboration with Startup India presents Startup School, an 8-week online program to equip founders with essential tools and knowledge to accelerate your startup journey.

Startup School features around 30 industry experts from Google, leaders from various industries, successful entrepreneurs and venture capitalists. Some selected startups will get the chance to access one-on-one mentoring sessions and networking opportunities with India’s top VCs at the end of the Startup School programme.

“Join us as we cover an array of topics across product & tech strategy, AI, marketing, fundraising, leadership and much more, delivered by a power-packed line-up of Google experts and industry leaders. That’s not all, select startups will also get access to one-on-one mentoring sessions and an in-person networking opportunity with top VCs of India at the end of the program,” the search engine giant mentioned.

The curriculum will cover topics such as AI, product and tech strategy, marketing and global growth, and funding and leadership. The program aims to reach 30,000 startups and provide them with the necessary tools and knowledge to innovate responsibly and learn best practices at scale.

“India began its startup journey with the vision laid down by Prime Minister Narendra Modi in January 2016 with the launch of the Startup India initiative and it gives me immense pleasure to launch the Google Startup School 2023 supported by Startup India and DPIIT,” Manmeet K Nanda, Joint Secretary of DPIIT, Ministry of Commerce and Industry said.

The agenda for Startup School 2023 includes sessions led by prominent industry leaders. Bikram Bedi, Managing Director of Google Cloud India, will discuss deploying cloud services and leveraging data. Aastha Grover, Vice President of Invest India and Head of Startup India at DPIIT, will shed light on government benefits available for entrepreneurs.

Vani Kola, Managing Director of Kalaari Capital, will share leadership strategies for effective founders, while Ashish Kashyap, Founder and CEO of Indmoney, will delve into product management for startups. Other speakers include Nitin Kamath, Founder and CEO of Zerodha; Sanjeev Barnwal, Founder and CTO of Meesho; Gayatri Yadav, Chief Marketing Officer of Peak XV Partners; Ajey Gore, Operating Partner-Technology at PeakXV India & SEA; Shuvi Shrivastava, Partner at Lightspeed; and Afsar Ahmad, Co-founder of Gameberry Labs.