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Expert, tailored training and mentorship from Google designed to help your startup scale

About the program
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Google for Startups Accelerator is a global series of programs for growth-stage startups to get technical, product and leadership training from experts, tailored to their business.

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About the program

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A global series of programs

Each Accelerator features a class of 10-15 top startups that come together to tackle specific technical challenges that can help grow their businesses with a mix of 1-to-1 and group learning sessions and sprint projects, both remotely and in-person.

Tailored, expert help

As part of the program, founders outline the top technical challenges facing their startup, and are then paired with relevant experts from Google and the industry to solve those challenges and grow their business.

Specialist deep dives

In addition to mentorship and technical project support, Google for Startups Accelerators also include deep dives and workshops focused on product design, customer acquisition, and leadership development for founders.

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Program benefits

Three months equity-free support

Mentoring from 20+ Google teams such as Android, Cloud, Machine Learning and Web

Access to Google's global network of industry experts and mentors

Partnership on an advanced technology project

Technical training on design, people, product and growth marketing

Support on high-level company and product strategy

Google product credits

Early access to new Google products and tools

Entry criteria

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Each program has specific requirements, but generally we look for teams that are:

  • Deeply technical, preferably leveraging technologies like Machine Learning and AI
  • Demonstrating traction, ideally between Seed and Series A stage
  • Building a scalable product or service with a significant total addressable market and defensible growth model

Our Accelerators

Regional Accelerators

Regional Accelerators operate within specific geographies, and are open to top startups from across industry sectors.

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Africa

Connecting seed-Series A stage startups from across the African continent with the best of Google

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Canada

Designed to bring the best of Google to Seed to Series A Canadian technology startups

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Brazil

For top seed to growth stage Brazilian startups. Finding and developing leaders who will foster the next generation of Brazilian unicorns

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Specialist Accelerators

Specialist accelerators focus on a specific industry or group, such as Cybersecurity or Black Founders.

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Black founders

Black-led Seed to Series A technology startups based in the United States

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Women founders

Women-led Seed to Series A technology startups based in the United States and Canada

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Sustainable Development Goals

High potential, social impact focused startups that tackle one or more of the 17 United Nations Sustainable Development Goals

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Wayne Silbermann

Co-founder of Sortd

"We gained deep product insights from the mentors. Leaders Lab & OKRs guided our management team through alignment issues that we had yet to address, and Design Sprints gave us a practical tool to learn from users early in the process."