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The shortlisted startups will join the other startups selected from across the globe at the Google Developers' Launchpad Space in San Francisco.

Google on Friday announced the four shortlisted Indian startups for its hands-on mentorship programme 'Launchpad Accelerator'. With this batch, a total of 30 Indian startups have so far joined the class.

The shortlisted startups -- BabyChakra, m.Paani, NIRAMAI and SocialCops -- will join a group of startups shortlisted from all over the world at the Google Developers' Launchpad Space in San Francisco in the US. 

Class 5 of the mentorship will kick off on January 29 and will include two weeks of all-expenses paid training, as part of the the full six-month programme.

"These startups have been shortlisted based on their unique value proposition and use of latest technologies like machine learning and artificial intelligence," Roy Glasberg, Global Lead, Google Developers Launchpad, said in a statement. 

BabyChakra, a Mumbai-based startup founded by Naiyya Saggi in 2015, is a trusted care companion to Indian parents, from pregnancy to parenting. It recently pivoted from being a social-discovery and commerce platform for maternity and childcare to adopting a marketplace model for pregnant women, infants and new

m.Paani powers real-time, direct to consumer engagement, marketing, loyalty and insights for mass market consumers and retailers.

NIRAMAI is a healthtech startup that has developed a novel breast cancer screening solution. Its solution is a low cost, accurate, automated, portable cancer screening tool that can be operated by a simple clinician. Unlike mammography, the imaging method is radiation free, non-touch, not painful and works for women of all ages. The core technology of our solution is an artificial intelligence led diagnostic platform that uses patented thermal image processing and machine learning algorithms for reliable and accurate breast cancer screening.

SocialCops is a Delhi-based data intelligence startup founded in 2013, which empowers organisations to make better decisions through data.

Launchpad Accelerator is Google's six-month programme that includes an intensive two-week boot camp in San Francisco and mentoring from over 30 teams across Google and expert mentors from top technology companies in Silicon Valley and globally.