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A path to growth for Asia’s women founders

Alt text: An illustration of Khushboo Aggarwal from the inaugural class of the Google for Startups Women Founders Academy in APAC

After Khushboo Aggarwal’s dad suffered a cardiac event brought on by complications from diabetes while she was traveling abroad, she realized there was a need for a better support system for Indian patients and their worried loved ones. 

Khushboo co-founded Zyla Health: a digital care management platform, providing personalized care to patients with chronic illnesses. Zyla offers services like live chat support and algorithms that can issue alerts when there are causes for concern in patient data. It also recently extended its services to help COVID-19 patients  recover at home.

For Khushboo, turning her original idea into a fully-fledged health management platform wasn’t easy. In 2020, Khushboo was part of the inaugural class of the Google for Startups Women Founders Academy in APAC, where she was able to gain valuable skills and tap into the advice of mentors — enabling her to take Zyla to the next level. 

Today, we’re opening applications for this year’s class, focused on women founders leading startups at an early stage of their growth. We will be accepting applications until June 25. 

The Google for Startups Women Founders Academy: APAC is a twelve-week program designed to help founders improve their leadership skills, build strong teams and address their unique growth needs, including funding. Participants will take part in workshops where we’ll share lessons from Google’s experiences to help them tackle some of the key challenges they might face. To connect founders to a wider network, we’ll bring together a community of Google advisors, venture capitalists and business executives. And selected startups will work with a dedicated mentor.

There are women like Khushboo across APAC and around the world, motivated to solve problems they see in their everyday lives. We are dedicated to supporting these women entrepreneurs, because we know their solutions build up our communities and help local economies grow. We look forward to helping the class of 2021 take their ideas forward.

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