Climate Change

North America - Virtual
10 weeks
Seed to Series A

Google for Startups Accelerator: Climate Change is a 10-week digital accelerator program for Seed to Series A technology startups based in North America. The accelerator is designed to bring the best of Google's programs, products, people, and technology to climate change innovators across the region.

North America - Virtual
10 weeks
Seed to Series A

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About the program

About the program

The Google for Startups Accelerator for Climate Change is a 10-week digital program for Seed to Series A technology startups based in North America. It’s designed to bring the best of Google’s programs, products, people, and technology to the most innovative and impactful climate change technologists across the region. In addition to mentorship and technical project support, the accelerator will focus 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

When will the program run?

The inaugural Google for Startups Accelerator: Climate Change cohort will kick off in June 2021. The first cohort will consist of 10-12 innovative climate technology startups in North America.

What is the format of the program?

The accelerator runs for a period of 10 weeks, with digital workshops, programming, and mentorship taking place each week. As part of the Google for Startups Accelerator, selected founders outline the top technical 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 with an emphasis on product development and machine learning, as well as connections to experts within the climate and sustainability ecosystem from across Google.

Who should apply to the Google for Startups Accelerator:Climate Change program?

This program is open to climate-focused technology startups within North America. The accelerator program is best suited for Seed to Series A revenue-generating tech startups that are headquartered in the region. 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. In order to ensure Google can provide meaningful value, startups should aim to leverage AI/ML in their product, service, or operations, and/or show an interest in leveraging AI/ML in the future.