AI First

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Brazil - Online
12 weeks
Seed to Series A

Started by you. Accelerated with Google.

A 12-week accelerator program for high potential AI-First technology startups based in Brazil.

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Brazil - Online
12 weeks
Seed to Series A

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About the program

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About the program

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 support

    Equity-free support: For duration of program.

  • Mentoring

    Dedicated mentoring from Google teams.

  • Training

    Exclusive invitations to technical bootcamps hosted by Google where offered.

  • Access to experts

    Access to Google's network of industry experts.

  • Google product credits

    Eligible startups receive product credits.

  • Early access

    Access to new Google products and tools as relevant.

  • Strategic support

    Support on company and product strategy.

  • 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.

Entry Criteria

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Entry Criteria

  • 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, leveraging technologies like Machine Learning and AI.
  • Commitment from CTO and/or technical roles to participate and engage in required program sessions.

Key dates

Meet the Cohort

Meet our mentors

Frequently asked questions

What is the format of the program?

The accelerator runs for a period of 12-weeks with online mentorship sessions taking place each month. 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.

Who should apply to the Google for Startups Accelerator: AI First?

The accelerator program is best suited for AI/ML-focused Seed to Series A revenue generating tech startups that are headquartered in Brazil. Selected companies should have a minimum of 5+ employees and the founder and appropriate team members (as the CTO or Technical leaders) must be available to join all program elements of their cohort. In order to ensure Google can provide meaningful value, startups should be building AI/ML technology in their product, service or operations.

What benefits do startups gain from participating in the program? And do they receive any financial support?

Selected startups are given:

  • Access to Google engineers, technical project partnership, Google product support and advice, custom mentorship,
  • Inclusion in Google for Startups Accelerator Global Community and network of alumni,
  • Google Cloud Credits,
  • Marketing spotlight opportunities.

*No grants or funding are given to startups on the program.

Do you take equity or fee to be a part of this program?

No, we do not take any equity or charge fees. The Google for Startups Accelerator: AI First programs are completely free of charge for all startups. All you need to contribute is your time and energy.

How will startups be chosen?

We are looking for startups dedicated to solving challenges using cloud technology, AI, ML, or data in the most diverse sectors that can grow globally.

We review startup applications to see if companies can participate in the program. We consider criteria such as team formation, the problem, the solution, the ability to scale, and the fit of the company's current moment with the program. Eligible companies will be reviewed by a panel of experts or by program staff in an interview. Finally, a board selection committee will analyze the startups chosen in the interview phase to define the final list.

What are the criteria to receive product credits, and what does "eligible for product credits" mean?

Startups must meet specific criteria to be eligible for Google product credit offerings. To learn more about the Google Cloud credit eligibility requirements, please visit the Google Cloud startup page.