On Wednesday, Google and MeitY Startup Hub, an initiative of the Ministry of Electronics and Information Technology (MeitY), announced the selection of the Clickastro app by Astrovision from Kerala for its programme of Appscale Academy. Clickastro is among a handful of chosen apps from Kerala for the programme, which is six months long. As part of the programme, startups will be trained through a customised curriculum designed to help them drive high-quality apps for a global market.
Applications were invited for the Appscale Academy programme in October 2021, and 400 plus applications were received. In the first cohort, 100 startups were selected from an application of 400. The selection panel comprised members from MeitY Startup Hub, Nasscom and Google. The programme looks to train early- to mid-stage startups across India.
The cohort spans many key sectors, including Education, Health, Finance, Social, E-commerce, Gaming and others. Clickastro.com was showcased among the e-commerce group. It also includes startups supporting core communities in India through creative apps across agriculture, B2B, parenting, and more.
"This is a great chance for us as we look to expand our reach globally. Our recent rebranding exercise was also aligned with these thoughts. The training and interaction will bring great learning and opportunities our way," said Arjun Ravindran, Managing Director, Clickastro.
Full-length horoscope reports are available in 11 languages, including Sinhala, on the Clickastro website. Clickastro.com has been the flag-bearer since its inception in promoting Vedic astrology knowledge in India and around the globe.
Clickastro is a registered brand name of Astro-Vision. Astro-Vision Futuretech Pvt. Ltd has pioneered the development of astrology software in India, delivering a range of highly successful real-time astrology solutions meant for consumers interested in astrology as well as professional astrologers. Over the past three decades, Astro-Vision has evolved with changing technologies and adopted the latest developments in IT to provide products & solutions relevant to people of all ages and professions, giving hope and remedies to the users and helping them gain a positive outlook towards life.
Astro-Vision has strategic tie-ups with leading brands as the astrology content providers for their portals, including many news portals. The company has been the flag bearers in promoting Vedic astrology knowledge, having generated more than 110 million horoscopes till date in 11 different languages and continuing to provide services to people in 170 countries around the globe.