Pakistani startup Rider makes it to Google for Startups Accelerator Program

Pakistani startup Rider makes it to Google for Startups Accelerator Program

Google announced that ten startups from Southeast Asia and Pakistan would start the next Google for Startups (GFS) Accelerator program in January 2023, including three startups from Indonesia.

One of them, Rider, a Pakistani e-commerce logistics startup, aims to transform the country’s e-commerce logistics through a tech-driven, customer-centric solution.

Mindtera is a platform using data-driven insights to help companies improve their employees’ performance, productivity and well-being.

Noice is a local audio platform that serves multi-vertical content while Pasar Mikro is building a trading platform for agricultural and fishing communities in Indonesia.

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This cohort of seed and Series A startups — focused on B2B solutions, Healthtech and EduTech  — will have access to a network of experts to help them on their journeys.

Over the course of three months, the startups will get access to Google’s artificial intelligence, machine learning, Cloud, and Android teams and training in product design, business strategy, customer acquisition and leadership development.

Since the first GFS Accelerator’s launched in 2016, Google has supported more than 90 startups that went on to raise over $5.4 billion in funding and created more than 1,600 jobs across Southeast Asia and Pakistan.

Notable alumni from Indonesia include Crowde, who graduated from the program in 2020.

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