AI First

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Singapore - Hybrid (mostly in-person)
3 months
Seed to Series B

A 3-month equity-free accelerator program for AI first startups based in Singapore. The accelerator aims to connect the best of Google's products and people to empower startups to scale their business, towards success in the rapidly evolving landscape of AI and technology. This program is supported by Enterprise Singapore (EnterpriseSG).

3 men and a woman discussing something while looking at laptop
Singapore - Hybrid (mostly in-person)
3 months
Seed to Series B

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About the program

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About the program

Google for Startups Accelerator: AI First is a 3-month equity-free accelerator program for startups with Gen AI-centered solutions. The program aims to scale high-potential AI startups based in Singapore and is designed for startups using artificial intelligence in innovative ways. Startups accepted will work with Google experts to develop their Gen AI use cases.

In support of the Google for Startups Accelerator: AI First Singapore program, accepted startups will be expediently assessed for EnterpriseSG's Startup SG Tech grant.

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.

  • Work from Google

    Three months access to Google Developer Space in Singapore.

Entry Criteria

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Entry Criteria

  • Singapore-based, AI startups demonstrating traction.
  • Building an innovative Gen AI product or service with a significant total addressable market and defensible growth model.
  • Deeply technical, with Machine Learning and AI as the core technology.
  • Commitment from C-suite team to actively participate and engage in the program sessions.

Key dates

  • January 29, 2024

    Applications Open

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  • March 15, 2024

    Applications Close

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  • April 16, 2024

    Program Kick-off

  • May to July, 2024

    Development

  • August, 2024

    Graduation

  • August, 2024

    Demo Day

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Frequently asked questions

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

The Google for Startups Accelerator: AI First 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 elements of the program.

When does the Accelerator run?

The accelerator will be announced and start accepting applications on January 29, 2024. The cohort will be announced in April 2024 and the program will commence between May to August 2024. We aim to graduate the cohort in August 2024. The program will run for 3 months.

What is the program capacity?

Each cohort will host approximately 20 companies.

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.

What is the Startup SG Tech grant?

The Startup SG Tech grant by Enterprise Singapore accelerates the development of proprietary technology solutions and catalyses the growth of deep tech startups in sectors such as AI, agritech and biomedical sciences through a scalable business model. It is a competitive grant supporting Proof-of-Concept (POC) and Proof-of-Value (POV) for commercialisation of innovative technologies. Startups may apply for either POC or POV grants depending on the development stage of the technology/concept. Learn more.