A 10-week equity-free program of intensive workshops and expert mentorship designed to help growth-stage startups accelerate using Google’s technical, product and leadership expertise and best practice.
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About the Program
About the Program
Google for Startups Accelerator: Cloud is a 10-week virtual program of intensive workshops and expert mentorship for growth-stage startups based in Europe and Israel.
Selected startups will receive both one-to-one mentoring sessions and participate in wider group sessions focused on technology, product development, and go-to-market strategy and will be supported throughout by Google SME’s, experienced engineers and external experts.
Three months of equity-free support
1:1 mentoring on hand from 20+ Google teams
Boost your knowledge of GCP, machine learning, product development, marketing, leadership and more
Google product credits for your tech stack
Mar 22, 2022
April 19, 2022
Frequently asked questions
The Google for Startups Accelerator: Cloud program is completely free for all participating startups, and Google does not take any equity. Please note that we do require all founders (CEO & CTO) and appropriate team members to be available to join all program elements of their cohort.
In light of COVID-19, all Google for Startups Accelerator programs are virtual.
Over ten weeks, startups receive mentoring and technical support from Google SME’s, experienced engineers and external experts tailored to their business through a mix of 1-to-1 and 1-to-many learning sessions. Participants will also be paired with a dedicated Startup Success Manager (SSM) from Google to help them get the best of our people, products, and best practices.
At the end of the program, the cohort will showcase their achievements in a virtual Demo Day in front of Google teams, mentors, investors, partners and key stakeholders from the European startup ecosystem. After the program wraps up, startups will continue to receive Google support via the Google for Startups Accelerator alumni program & network.
Google for Startups Accelerator: Cloud will kick off in May 2022 and run until the beginning of August 2022. Please do not apply if you are not available to participate during these dates.
The program is open to Seed to Series A stage, tech startups based in Europe and Israel. Google for Startups Accelerators are best suited for revenue generating startups with a minimum of five or more employees. Founders (CEO & CTO) 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 either Cloud or AI/ML technologies in their product, service, or operations and/or show an interest in leveraging these technologies in the future.
Google for Startups Accelerator: Cloud startups will be eligible for the GFS: Cloud Program, with your first year of Google Cloud and Firebase usage covered with credits up to $100,000. Plus, in year two get 20% of Google Cloud and Firebase usage costs covered, up to an additional $100,000 in credits.
At the end of the program, startups will take part in closing celebrations and a virtual Demo Day. Founders will also have the opportunity to share their startup/products with their program cohort , mentors, Google senior leaders, members of the Google for Startups investor & partner network, and other teams around Alphabet.