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Google for Startups Accelerators serve top growth-stage startups with tailored technical, product, and leadership training from Google experts.

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About the program

About the program

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A global series of programs

Each accelerator features a cohort of 10-15 top startups that come together to tackle specific technical challenges that can help grow their businesses through a mix of remote and in-person, 1-to-1, group learning sessions, and sprint projects.

Tailored, expert help

Founders outline the top technical challenges for their startup, and are then paired with relevant experts from both Google and the industry to solve those challenges and grow their business.

Specialist deep dives

In addition to mentorship and technical project support, Google for Startups Accelerators include deep dives and workshops focused on product design, customer acquisition, and leadership development for founders.

Key benefits

  • Equity-free

    Three months of equity-free support.

  • Custom Mentorship

    Receive tailored product and leadership support from Google mentors and industry experts.

  • Google product support and advice

    Learn product tips and tricks directly from the Googlers who built them.

  • Technical project partnership

    Work hand in hand with experts from Google on your biggest tech challenges.

  • Founder Network

    Connect and learn from fellow founders, and access a peer-to-peer support network.

  • Google Cloud credits and support

    Receive Google Cloud credits and dedicated support via the Google for Startups Cloud Program.

Entry Criteria

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Entry Criteria

Each program has specific requirements, but generally teams that are chosen fit the profile below.

  • Startups demonstrating traction, ideally between Seed and Series A stage.
  • Building a scalable product or service with a significant total addressable market and defensible growth model.
  • Deeply technical, preferably leveraging technologies like Machine Learning and AI.
  • Commitment from CTO and/or technical roles to participate and engage in required program sessions.

Our Accelerators

Featured Accelerator

AI First Programs

Our AI focused accelerators bring the best of Google to early-stage startups using artificial intelligence, machine learning and Cloud technology to tackle some of the most urgent challenges around the globe.

Wayne Silbermann Co-Founder of Sortd Wayne Silbermann Co-Founder of Sortd

We gained deep product insights from the mentors. Leaders Lab & OKRs guided our management team through alignment issues that we had yet to address, and Design Sprints gave us a practical tool to learn from users early in the process.

Wayne Silbermann CO-FOUNDER OF SORTD