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Google welcomes new cohort into Women Founders Academy

27 Aug 2021

Google has announced the second round of participants in the Women Founders Academy 2021, which brings together 10 founders from Asia Pacific countries together to expand their skills and take their business leadership skills to the next level.

The program’s second run, which includes founders from India, Indonesia, Japan, Korea, and Singapore, will run for 12 weeks and all participants will graduate in November.  The founders will take part in workshops, connect with a community of Google advisors, venture capitalists and business executives and receive mentoring from experts.

Ketty Lie, one of the founders in the latest cohort, says she excited to meet others in the program and to share experiences.

 “Sometimes it’s lonely being a woman founder in the tech startup world,” Lie explains.

“Finding a community of like-minded women who are building tech-based businesses in Asia hasn’t been easy and this program provides a unique platform that I wouldn’t otherwise have.”

The full list of founders and projects is below.

  • Monika Mehta from Zealth-AI (India). Zealth-AI is a platform that helps manage cancer through digital remote monitoring and patient engagement.
     
  • Laina Emmanuel from BrainSight AI (India). BrainSightAI is building a neuroinformatics platform that uses technology to help answer questions about neuro-oncological and neuro-psychiatric disorders.
     
  • Vanessa Geraldine from Preids Technology (Indonesia). Prieds Technology offers an all-in-one business and technology solution to improve business efficiency.
     
  • Utari Octavianty from Aruna (Indonesia). Aruna is a fisheries platform that connects small-scale fishermen to the global market through technology.
     
  • Ketty Lie from ErudiFi (Indonesia). ErudiFi is a technology company focused on expanding access to education in Southeast Asia.
     
  • Yugari Nagata from DATA VIZ LAB (Japan). DATA VIZ LAB is a data analytics and visualization consulting company that builds on cloud technology.
     
  • Angela Jihee Park from Kozoki (Korea). Kokozi offers an audio content platform and device that provides children with unique audio experiences. 
     
  • Ji Eun Chung from CODIT (Korea). CODIT runs an AI data intelligence platform that helps companies manage legal, regulatory and policy risks and opportunities.
     
  • Dorothy Yiu from EngageRocket (Singapore). EngageRocket is a cloud-based software company that helps organizations improve their employee experience.
     
  • Sophie Jokelson from Cove (Singapore). Cove is a co-living company that makes it easier, faster and more flexible to rent comfortable homes at honest prices.

Google introduced the Women Founders Academy in 2020. Last year’s founders included seven founders from companies from countries including India, Indonesia, Japan, and Korea. Companies included Gadjian, Grip, Halosis, Latona, Mabo, Stroly, and Zyla.

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