We are pleased to announce the ten startups that will form the second cohort of the GNI Startups Lab, a 12-week catalyst program created in collaboration with Anymind Group and T-hub. The program aims to help the next generation independent Indian early stage news startups achieve financial and operational sustainability. The GNI Startups Lab India supports high-quality reporting for local communities, niche audiences and/or previously underserved communities across India.
Chosen out of over 110 applicants from across India, the ten news startups cover an array of types of journalism, including investigative, political, medical, youth, climate, and local news organizations that give a voice to underrepresented communities. The diverse cohort features newsrooms from around the country, producing news in languages including English, Hindi, Malayalam, Kannada, and Telugu.