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A three-month digital accelerator program for high potential Seed to Series A tech startups based in the U.S. and Canada.

About the program

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About the program

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Google for Startups Accelerator Canada is a three-month accelerator program for Seed to Series A Canadian technology startups.

The accelerator is designed to bring the best of Google's programs, products, people and technology to startups that leverage machine learning and AI in their company today or plan to in the future. In addition to mentorship and technical project support, the accelerator also includes deep dives and workshops focused on product design, customer acquisition and leadership development for founders.

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

FAQ

The accelerator runs for a period of 3 months, and will now run as a fully digital program. As part of the Google for Startups Accelerator, selected founders outline the top challenges facing their startup, and are then paired with relevant experts from Google to help solve those challenges. Participating startups receive deep mentorship on technical challenges and machine learning, as well as connections to relevant teams from across Google.

The accelerator program is best suited for Seed to Series A revenue generating tech startups that are headquartered in Canada. Selected companies should have a minimum of 10+ employees and must be able to have the founder and appropriate team members participate in the virtual programming. In order to ensure Google can provide meaningful value, startups should leverage AI/ML technology in their product, service or operations and/or show an interest in leveraging this technology in the future.