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A 10-week digital accelerator program for high potential Seed to Series A tech startups based in North America.
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About the program
About the program
Google for Startups Accelerator: Black Founders is a 10-week digital accelerator program for Seed to Series A technology startups in North America.
The accelerator program is designed to bring the best of Google’s programs, products, people and technology to Black founder communities across North America. 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.
Equity-free support: For duration of program.
Dedicated mentoring from Google teams.
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.
Access to new Google products and tools as relevant.
Support on company and product strategy.
Technical project partnership
Work hand in hand with experts from Google on your biggest tech challenges.
Meet the Cohort
Frequently asked questions
Google for Startups Accelerator: Black Founders will kick-off late September 2023. The cohort will consist of 10-12 U.S. and Canadian-headquartered technology startups.
The accelerator runs for a period of 10-weeks 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. Learn more.
This program is open to black-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 5+ 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.
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.