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

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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 startup founders and leaders.

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 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.

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.

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.