Helping startups through COVID-19

Tools to Keep your startup moving forward

Google for Small Business
Google for Small Business

Now more than ever, running a startup requires help.

Whether you’re just starting out, keeping the lights on, or scaling up, we’ve gathered some useful resources from across Google to help you navigate the challenges ahead. Get started with steps you can take today to adjust your advertising, adapt to new customer behavior, and run your business remotely with resources from Google for Small Business.

Google Ads
Google Ads

Google Ads credits available to existing Ads customers

Through Google Ads credits for startups, we hope to alleviate some of the costs of staying connected to your customers. Ads credits will be available to startups that have had an active account since the beginning of 2019. Credit notifications will appear in your Google Ads account and can be used at any point throughout 2020 across all of our advertising platforms.

Google Ads
Google Ads

Google Ads credits available to existing Ads customers

Through Google Ads credits for startups, we hope to alleviate some of the costs of staying connected to your customers. Ads credits will be available to startups that have had an active account since the beginning of 2019. Credit notifications will appear in your Google Ads account and can be used at any point throughout 2020 across all of our advertising platforms.

Google Meet
Google Meet

Secure, premium video meetings—free for everyone

We want to do our part to help your startup team stay connected and be productive. We re-engineered the service we built for secure business meetings, Google Meet, to make it free and available for all. If you’re looking for additional tools to work with your team - get Google Meet, Drive, Docs, and more for work with G Suite Essentials. Build, scale & take your startup to the next level from home.

Grow with Google
Grow with Google

Make working remotely work for you

We know that for many startups, working remotely is a big (and unexpected) change. To ease this transition, we’ve compiled some of our best practices, tips, and tools in the Grow with Google Remote Work Hub—designed to help you work together with your team no matter where you are.

Google
Google

Uplevel your digital skills

Empower yourself and your team to run your business efficiently and remotely with curated Primer minicourses, Skillshop, Applied Digital Skills, and more free educational resources from Grow with Google.

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We've found it key to reconnect to the purpose of our work and feel grateful for it. Whatever you do—if it helps pay the bills, creates employment for others, supports the healthcare workers, etc—we all play a key part in together powering through this crisis.

Marta Krupinska
Head of Google for Startups UK

Google Cloud for Startups
Google Cloud for Startups

Scale your startup with Google Cloud

Get cloud credits and training as you scale your business with a strong foundation. To apply, reach out to your incubator, accelerator, or VC firm. If you are already enrolled in the Google Cloud for Startups program, please email cloudstartupsupport@google.com for any requests.

Google Maps Platform for Startups
Google Maps Platform for Startups

Google Maps Platform Crisis Response credits

Support for not-for-profit developers building publicly-available websites or mobile apps in response to the COVID-19 pandemic. Apply for credits and a collection of best practices for the APIs and SDKS that are most commonly used for crisis response implementations.

Google for Startups
Google for Startups

Share and inspire on social media

Startups, partners, and developers in our network are stepping up to help one another—as well as the larger global community—get through this crisis. We’ll be featuring these real-life heroes, as well as actionable tips and resources, daily on our social channels—and you’re invited to join the conversation.

COVID-19 Information & Resources
COVID-19 Information & Resources

Additional COVID-19 Resources

As we live and work through these times together, you can stay up to date with our response to COVID-19—including health information, safety and prevention tips, data and insights, and additional resources at google.com/covid19.

Google Cloud
Google Cloud

Cloud tools to help you solve for COVID-19 challenges

As your startup adopts new ways of working, Google Cloud has curated tools to help your team get work done safely and securely. These include Rapid Response Virtual Agent, training programs, best practices to reduce cost, tools for seamless workload migration, remote working solutions and more.