Latino Founders

Latin America - Hybrid
10 weeks
Seed to Series A

A 10-week equity-free accelerator program for Seed to Series A startups based, or with a significant operation, in Spanish- Speaking Latin America. The accelerator aims to connect the best of Google's products, people, and network to technology innovators across the region building with AI/ML, and cloud services.

Latin America - Hybrid
10 weeks
Seed to Series A

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About the program

About the program

The Google for Startups Accelerator: Latino Founders is a ten-week program focused on seed to series-A technology startups, run jointly by Google Developers and Centraal. Participants get access to the best of Google - its people, network, and advanced technologies - to help build better products.

We run one or two accelerators per year, and we focus on supporting startups leveraging AI/ML.

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.

Entry Criteria

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

Accelerator Alumni

Meet our mentors

Maggie Ferber, Founder and CEO of Vopero Maggie Ferber, Founder and CEO of Vopero

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!

Maggie Ferber Founder and CEO of Vopero

Frequently asked questions

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

The Google for Startups Accelerator 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.

What does the hybrid format mean?

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.

What is the structure of the program?

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.

Who should apply to Google for Startups Accelerator: Latino Founders?

The program is open to Seed to Series A stage, tech startups based, or with a significant operation, in Latin America that are building innovative solutions using technology. 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.

Will startups receive Google Cloud Platform (GCP) credits?

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).

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.

Is there a different program for startups in the region?

Google for Startups Accelerator: Climate Change is also available for startups based, or with a significant operation in Spanish- Speaking Latin America. Please review this page for more information.