Google for Startups Accelerator: Women Founders is a 12-week hybrid accelerator program for Seed to Series A technology startups based in Europe and Israel. The accelerator is designed to bring the best of Google’s programs, products, people and technology to women-led tech startups using AI technology across Europe and Israel.
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About the program
About the program
Google for Startups Accelerator: Women Founders is a 12-week hybrid accelerator program for Seed to Series A technology startups based in Europe and Israel.
The accelerator is designed to bring the best of Google’s programs, products, people and technology to women-led tech startups using AI technology across the region. 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.
Selected startups will also benefit from dedicated Google AI technical expertise and receive credits via the Google for Startups Cloud Program.
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.
- 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 AI Lead to participate and engage in required program sessions.
- Woman within founding team and/or at c-level.
Director of Education for Social Impact Programs
Director of Applied AI
Senior Director of Global Workforce Diversity
Senior Director of Research & Engineering
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Frequently asked questions
The Google for Startups Accelerator: Women Founders program is completely free for all participating startups, and Google does not take any equity. Please note that we do require active participation from the Woman founder and/or the CEO & CTO, and for appropriate team members to be available to join all elements of the program.
This program is made up of both in-person and online activities, this program may require startups members to travel. The events will take place in Europe, with an in-person kick-off in March 2024, followed by virtual training bootcamps, virtual 1:1 mentoring and an in-person demo day and graduation in June 2024.
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 Techincal Startup Success Managers (TSSM) 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 European startup ecosystem. After the program ends, startups will continue to receive support via the Google for Startups Accelerator Alumni program and network.
The program runs in a hybrid format for Europe and Israel. The events will take place in Europe, with an in-person kick-off in March 2024, followed by virtual training bootcamps, virtual 1:1 mentoring and an in-person demo day and graduation in June 2024.
Selected startups will be eligible for the Google for Startups Cloud Program, with your first year of Google Cloud and Firebase usage covered with credits up to 250k$ (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.
This program is open to women-led technology startups at Seed to Series A stage. Startups should be revenue generating and headquartered in Europe (including the UK) and Israel. Selected companies should have a minimum of 7 team members (including the founders). The founders 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 be using AI/ML technology within their product, service or operations and/or show an interest in using this technology in the future.
Your startup is founded by a woman and/or has a woman within the c-level executive team.