Canada

Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada - Virtual
3 months
Seed to Series A

Google for Startups Accelerator Canada is a three-month accelerator program based in Kitchener-Waterloo 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.

Kitchener-Waterloo, Canada - Virtual
3 months
Seed to Series A

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About the program

About the program

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.

Key benefits

  • Equity-free support

    Three months of equity-free support

  • Mentoring

    Mentoring from 20+ Google teams

  • Training

    Training on design, marketing, and leadership

  • Strategic support

    Support on company and product strategy

  • Product credits

    Google product credits for your tech stack

  • Early access

    Early access to new Google products and tools

  • Access to experts

    Access to Google's network of industry experts

  • Technical project partnership

    Partnership on an advanced technology project

Accelerator Alumni

Frequently asked questions

What is the format of the program?

The accelerator runs entirely virtually for a period of 10 weeks, with digital workshops, programming, and mentorship taking place each week. As part of the Google for Startups Accelerator Canada, 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.

Who should apply to the Google for Startups Accelerator for Canada?

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 5 to 10+ employees and the founder and appropriate team members must be available to join all program elements of their cohort. Participating startups should leverage AI/ML technology in their product, service or operations today and/or show an interest in leveraging this technology in the future. Google Canada is uniquely positioned to add value to a wide range of technology startups, including those working in novel applications of AI/ML, cloud, healthcare, sensing, AR and more.

When will the program run?

The upcoming Google for Startups Accelerator Canada cohort will be virtual, kicking off in April. Each accelerator cohort will consist of 8-12 innovative Canadian-headquartered tech startups.