A 10-week equity-free accelerator program for Seed to Series A startups based in Latin America and the US with a Latino Founder. The accelerator aims to connect the best of Google’s products and people to climate change and clean technology innovators across the region building with cloud services.
10 weeks of equity-free support
Mentoring from 10+ Google teams and industry experts
Training on design, UX, marketing and leadership
Support on company and product strategy
Google product credits
Eligible startups receive product credits
Early access to new Google products and tools
Access to experts
Access to Google's network of industry experts
Technical project partnership
Partnership on advanced technology project
- 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.
- Focusing on sustainable technology climate solutions, cleantech and green energy.
- Deeply technical startups leveraging Cloud or AI/ML in their product, service, or operations and have sustainability expertise.
- Commitment from founders and C-level roles to participate and engage in program sessions.
Google for Startups Accelerator: Climate Change
July 24, 2023
September 1, 2023
September 18, 2023
Program Kick-off (Online)
September 18 - November 29, 2023
November 30, 2023
Demo Day and Graduation (Hybrid)
Google for Startups Accelerator: Latino Founders
GFSA was an inspiration boost for our team. Having the opportunity to learn from spectacular mentors, and to share with other startups facing similar challenges, it was one of the best learning experiences in our entrepreneurial journey. Thanks Google!
Frequently asked questions
The Google for Startups Accelerator: Latino Founders 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.
The program consists of a series of virtual training bootcamps, 1:1 mentoring, and online experiences, and at the end of the program, we organize in-person or hybrid (some people attending in person and others virtually) graduation and demo day sessions.
Through a combination of 1-to-1 and 1-to-many learning sessions, startups will receive technical support and mentoring from experienced engineers and business experts from Google and the wider ecosystem throughout the program. This support will be specifically tailored to the needs of the startups’ businesses. Along with being paired with specialized Startup Success Managers (SSM) from Google, participants will also receive further training on how to use our best practices, tools, and personnel.
At the end of the program, the cohort will present their achievements in a Demo Day in front of Google teams, mentors, investors, partners and key stakeholders from the Latin American startup ecosystem. After the program ends, startups will continue to receive support via the Google for Startups Accelerator Alumni program & network.
Google for Startups Accelerator: Climate Change (for startups in Latin America and the USA with a Latino founder) will kick off in September 2023 and run through November 2023. Please do not apply if you are not available to participate during these dates.
The program is open to Seed to Series A stage, tech startups based in Latin America and the United States (with at least one Latino founder) that are building innovative green technology solutions to tackle climate change. Google for Startups Accelerators are best suited for revenue generating startups with a minimum of five or more employees. Founders (CEO & CTO) and appropriate team members must be available to join all elements of the program. In order to ensure Google can provide meaningful value, startups should aim to leverage either Cloud or AI/ML technologies in their product, service, or operations and/or show an interest in leveraging these technologies in the future.
Selected startups will be eligible for the Google for Startups Cloud program, with their first year of Google Cloud and Firebase usage covered with up to $100,000 in credits. In addition, in the second year, eligible startups will receive 20% of Google Cloud and Firebase usage costs covered, up to an additional $100,000 in credits (subject to terms and conditions).
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.