- Hands-on sessions and talks about monetization and earning revenue.
- How to deploy it, optimise for better eCPM, Mediation, etc.,
- Anand Dubey and Shefali Arora – Google India
The Google Cloud Next event held earlier this month at San Francisco saw over 100 new announcements! Check out the super fast edit under five minutes here.
This month, we are organizing an event for helping startups in Mumbai to get a introduction on what’s Google Cloud, what’s new, how can you build your product on Google Cloud and what are the advantages you can get.
Speakers include a Google Expert and a successful startup who’s building on cloud.
Register now for free. Limited seats.
Date & Time: Saturday, March 18th. 3pm to 5pm
Venue: Zone Startups, 18th Floor, Bombay Stock Exchange, Mumbai
Google Day is happening on Dec 17th 2016. The agenda is true to the theme we promised – Tech Carnival.
Here’s the agenda for the day and list of startups from hottest areas of technologies who’ll be giving live demonstrations.
|9am||Registrations & Selfies|
|10am||Welcome note||Sreeraman Thiagarajan, Chapter manager, GBG Mumbai|
|10.30am||Keynote Address||Gulzar Azad, Country Head – Connectivity at Google India|
|11am||Will Skynet ever be real?||Dr N R S Raghavan, Global Chief Data Scientist at Infosys|
|11.30am||Day in the life of a Venture Capitalist. What does a VC do after writing a few cheques||Adhiraj Banerjee, Executive Director – IvyCap Ventures|
|12pm||Demo booths open (scroll down to see the startups list)|
|1pm||Lunch counter opens|
|2.30pm||Demo booths & Lunch counter closes|
Founder’s tales – What is it to live with an entrepreneur spouse?
|Bhageswari Sreeraman, Lika Jain, Foram Dhruve, Vishal Soni, and Moderator by Tanish Thakker|
|3pm||Reimagining the future with VR||Moshin Memon, CEO – Memcorp Immersive Learning|
|3.30pm||Startup comedy – state of the union||Ajeet Khuranna, Angel Investor & Startup Guru|
|4:05 PM||Special mentoring session for participating startups (Closed door event)|
|Name of Startup||Nature of technology||Brief Summary|
|Actofit Wearables||IOT, wearable||Wearable device for comprehensive data for athletes and fitness enthusiasts|
|AutoTranz||IOT||AutoTranz makes your car smarter and securer.Seamlessly connect to your car and transform it into a smart car, in an instant.|
|BleeTech Innovations||Haptic Technology, AI / Machine Learning||Blee is a wearable band for deaf and hard of hearing individuals|
|Cutting Chai Technologies||IOT, VR/AR||Ohai app connects you with other users in proximity, in a serendipitous almost magical way|
|Ekraft||BLE / Gaming||Digi dice is an Bluetooth enabled Smart dice which communicates with your Smart phone|
|Enverde||Urban Farming||Self-reliance through Urban Farming.
Demo of Altifarm unit with Self-watering and Growlight system for Urban dwellers to grow their own nutritious food at home with minimal effort.
|Faclon Labs||IOT, Cloud / SaaS||Equitable water distribution through advanced technology|
|FT Cash||Fintech||FTcash is a fast growing financial technology company which aims to empower micro-merchants and entrepreneurs with the power of electronic payments and loans with zero upfront cost and no monthly rentals|
|Gocollab||Cloud / SaaS||An innovative way to enhance work culture|
|Indus OS||Language Technologies||Operating System for India across 12 native languages|
|IntuitThings||IOT / Home Automation||Home automation products that are high on tech and low on costs.|
|jumper.ai||Chatbot, AI / Machine Learning||Powerful Social media POS for Facebook, Instagram and Whatsapp Sellers|
|LiftO||Travel||LiftO lets you share your ride with fellow professionals in a completely flexible and convenient way. Trusted and secure,|
|mCanvas||VR/AR, Haptic Technology, Advertising||It’s a platform that delivers highly engaging mobile creative (rich media and video) on top rated content websites in India through an invite-only publisher marketplace.|
|Memcorp Immersive Learning||VR/AR||VR Technologies for immersive learning|
|Oizom Instruments||Smart city||We are an environment big-data company. We monitor environment and make it understandable.|
|parallax.co.in||VR/AR||Providing end to end solutions in VR/AR|
|PGI Online Solutions||B2B2C payment hub||B2B Payment Hub for Retailers (RE’s) to offer services to their customers on real time.|
|Phynart||IOT / Smart Home||We at Phynart are building the future in the field of Home Automation.|
|Piconergy||Social Enterprise – cleantech||Piconergy exists to address the pressing issue of energy poverty in rural and urban India.|
|Project Mudra||Hardware Ed-tech||Project Mudra puts Braille within reach of all visually impaired people.|
|Quidich||Drone||Working at the cutting-edge of aerial technology we provide tailor-made solutions for your business needs.|
|Quifers||Logistics||Cloud based enterprise solution that helps businesses manage and optimize their logistics|
|Robolab||Robotics||Perfect platform to learn and build robots|
|Sahas 3D||3D Printing, Bio technology||3D printing and services|
|SoundRex||Sound technology. Wearable||SoundRex opens up a completely new dimension of creativity for artists and sound engineers to interact and create experiences for their fans!|
|Superfan.ai||ChatBots / AI||SuperFan Bot Demonstration|
|TypeLead||Language Technologies||First of its kind industry-grade programming language of India called the Eta.|
|underDOGS Gaming Studio||3D Game||Game servicing studio|
|vPhrase||AI / Machine Learning||We are revolutionising the way insights are communicated from data.|
|Zabuza Labs||Gaming||Immersive gaming experiences|
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See you on 17th!
Sample case studies from 2014
Here’s a chance for GBG Mumbai members to interact with Google India over a Hangout on Air to know about ‘Google My Business‘
Ever wondered how Google is able to find a restaurant or a hotel near your place? Do you want to learn how can you get online presence like Samarkand, Bangalore (https://goo.gl/9Nmbkl) or help other businesses to get online without much efforts across all devices on Google Maps, Search and Google+.
Google My Business (https://www.google.co.in/
Why is Google My Business team doing this Hangout?
One of the mission of Google My Business is to educate merchants and users about the best practices to get the business online and make them aware about the policies which can lead to the suspension of a business from Google.
Agenda of the Hangout
Overview of Google My Business in India
Benefits of getting verified on Google My Business
Methodology to create and manage the business (even if you have multiple number of businesses)
Best Practices and Google My Business Policies with detailed case studies
Questions and Answers
How to join the Hangout?
Just click this link https://goo.gl/JZC8bC and click ‘Yes’ under the ‘Are you going to watch’
The idea is to spend bulk of the time on “Best Practices and Google My Business Policies with detailed case studies” section
Format and Date of the Hangout
Intended Audience: All members of GBG who would like to know about Google My Business.
Date: Saturday, September 5, 2015
Time: 3:00 – 4:30PM
Interactive hangout session followed by Questions and Answers
You can submit your questions through the form below by Friday, September 4th, 2015
Google I/O 2015, one of the most coveted developer conference was held at San Francisco during the last week of May. I was fortunate to be there in person to attend the two day long, packed, fun and exhaustive series of sessions including the keynote talk.
A ton of new announcements were made including Android M preview, Brillo – an operating system for internet of things (IOT), Google Photos, Cardboard 2.0, Android Pay, etc.,
Back home, it is only fair as a chapter manager to pass on the learning to the entrepreneur and startups community, hence, a special event this weekend to interact with you all and share key information that may add value to your business.
We also have a guest speaker: Shashank Chinchli, who’ll give a detailed perspective about Android M and what it means to both, entrepreneurs and developers.
Do register and join us (entrey free) on Saturday, 27th June. 4pm to 6pm at
Thadomal Shahani Centre For Management (TSCFM),
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Google recently started displaying ‘Mobile Friendly ‘ on search results and this update means you have to optimize your website for easy access from mobile phones. See the announcement here
We recently received an update from Google’s search team about the entire roll-out process and it is called as #MobileMadness. Here’s a list of things for you to know more about the search ranking changes by Google and successfully make your website mobile friendly.
The all new Google Translate app for your Android and iPhone can make a traveling even more easy and exciting in terms of discovering places, connecting with people, understanding local language and more importantly context.
Whether you are at a restaurant in France ordering coffee or trying to decipher a sign board at Rio de Janeiro, the new Google Translate app will do it all for you.
Translate Tools for Business:
What more? If you speak more than one language? then consider contributing to make the Translate app better.
Google gets over 38,000 search queries per minute. Annually, billions of searches originate from India, what can one learn from the top charts comprised based on what 300 million online Indian searched?
Here are the essentials of 2014: Most ‘Trending’ search terms, Most ‘Searched’ term, and Most searched ‘People’ compared with the trends of 2013.
A quick glance tell us that IRCTC is the most searched term for both 2014 & 2013, What does this mean? A ‘search’ can be classified into 3 categories, they are ‘know’ (look for information), ‘do’ (an action, like download) and ‘go’ (visit a URL). Since IRCTC is household name, its safe to assume that people searched with ‘go’ intent to visit the URL; but were comfortable searching for it and then clicking the link from Google’s search results than typing the URL directly. Same goes for SBI Online and HDFC Netbanking, Perhaps no one wants to type in a wrong URL and pay a price by being victim of phishing! So, these brands are definitely on top of Indian minds, its just URLs that are not.
For a marketer, this also means that people are now transacting online and increasingly using online banking, this is a huge and positive change that indicates the reduced level of skepticism in opening up their wallets online.
Its good to see Flipkart and Snapdeal on top, this year has been great for Indian ecommerce industry. While Flipkart & OLX made it to the top list last year too, its Snapdeal that’s new.
In terms of most trending keywords, Election beats everything, thanks to a involved nation. FIFA triumphed over IPL.
The debut of a high ranking iPhone6 indicates how obsessed we are with new gadgets or is it its large screen? last year we had Samsung S4 in top searched phone category, while for this year it is a humble Moto G that has topped the chart.
Sunny Leone reigns supremacy as the most searched person. Poonam Pandey has moved up a rung in the popular people ladder, voyeurism wont fade, so does the maxim ‘skin sells’
With 4 movies and 7 film stars across the lists, Lets cite Vidya Balan’s from Dirty Picture here. Its entertainment all the way and it gets accentuated on the internet pretty deeply. If you compare the Indian trends to Worldwide trends, then Jennifer Lawrence, Kim Kardashian & Julie Gayet are the top 3 people searched for. The web is what you make of it, for many people, its for entertaining them, whether through cat pictures or film starts, the theme remains.
What can we infer from ‘Google Translate‘ being on the top chart? Lets not disregard the fact that in India, English is not the only language. Because someone has access to internet doesnt mean they are comfortable in English. (vernacular newspaper have an estimated reach of 438 million Vs. 40 million reach of English newspaper). It is also interesting to note that Govt of India is likely to collaborate with Google for integrating Indian Languages Virtual Keyboard on Android soon. Brands that can embrace this will have significant amount of new customers coming their way.
Virat Kohli is the only sports person in the list (phew), and Honey Singh is no longer searched for (sigh).
SSC is out of list, maybe people now want job in startups?
And finally, our PM, NaMo makes his mark twice across the lists, once in trending & once in people; but only to trail behind Sunny.
Lets hope for a a great 2015!
11 speakers from various walks of life with different expertise and great point of view are here to Inspire entrepreneurs of Mumbai to go the distance. We also have 4 interesting startups doing the Lightning Talks followed by an Open House discussion with 2 Googlers and 2 GBG Mumbai team members.
The lunch and tea is on us, all you have to do is check-in at the venue well on time and get yourself a seat. So brace yourself and get ready to be Inspired.
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We hope you enjoy the sessions, here’s the agenda.
|9.15 am||Registrations and Tea|
|10.00||Sunil Rao, Head of Startup Ecosystem, Google India||Keynote address|
|10.30||Naiyaa Saggi, Co-founder at Babychakra.com||How to build your business when women are your primary audience|
|11.00||Sanjay Parekh, Founder, StartupRiot||Dream Big|
|11.30||Jasmeet Gandhi, Umeed 1000 & Microsoft||Taking the Plunge|
|12.00||Satish Kataria, Managing Director, Catapooolt||Power your Belief with Crowdfunding|
|12.30||Sreeraman Thiagarajan, Chapter Manager, GBG Mumbai||Going beyond price wars, How to build a real ecommerce brand|
|1.45||Paul Ravindranath, Program Manager, Startup Ecosystem, Google India||The significance of communities in startup ecosystem|
|2.00||Ruchika Gupta, Art for Akanksha||Using web technologies to empower economically weaker section|
|2.30||ElsaMarie, Co-founder, Safecity.in||The web is what you make of it|
|4.00||Romin Irani, Google Developer Expert||How to be business ready for wearables|
|4.30||Rohan Mirchandani, CEO, Hokey Pokey Ice creams||Applying technology in non-tech startups|
|5.00 pm||Session Moderated by Hardik Shah, Core Team, GBG Mumbai||Open house with Sunil Rao, Paul Ravindranath and Sreeraman Thiagarajan|
Venue: Harkisan Mehta Institute of Journalism, Mithibai College Campus, Vile Parle, Mumbai. (Look for Gate 2, and then reach 1st floor, Seminar Hall)
The registrations closes on the night of Dec 10th.