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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 for Women Founders is a three-month digital accelerator program for Seed to Series A technology startups based in the U.S. and Canada.

The accelerator is designed to bring the best of Google’s programs, products, people and technology to women-led tech startups across the region. 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

Meet our startups

Fairygodboss

Fairygodboss is the largest career community for women and provides free resources like career connections, job listings, virtual recruiting events, community advice, and the hard- to-find information about how companies treat women.

Coconut Software Corp.

Coconut Software provides customer engagement solutions that modernize how banks and credit unions engage, creating a streamlined experience for both staff and customers.

Kapwing Inc

Kapwing is an online multimedia creative suite for creative teams and professionals.

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FAQ

This program is open to women-led technology startups within the U.S. and Canada. The accelerator program is best suited for Seed to Series A revenue generating tech startups that are headquartered in the United States and Canada. Selected companies should have a minimum of 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 technology in their product, service or operations and/or show an interest in leveraging this technology in the future.

The inaugural Google for Startups Accelerator for Women Founders will kick off in late-September 2020. The first cohort will consist of 10-12 top U.S and Canada-headquartered startups.

The accelerator runs for a period of 3 months, 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 data and machine learning, as well as connections to relevant teams from across Google.