Women Founders

Europe and Israel - Hybrid
12 weeks
Seed to Series A

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.

Europe and Israel - Hybrid
12 weeks
Seed to Series A

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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.

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, 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.

Key dates

  • December 6, 2023

    Applications Open

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  • January 19, 2024

    Applications Close

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  • March 19, 2024

    Program Kick-off

  • June, 2024

    Graduation

  • June, 2024

    Demo Day

Accelerator Alumni

Advisory Board

Merit Valdsalu, Founder of Single.Earth Merit Valdsalu, Founder of Single.Earth

Thanks to the Google for Startups Accelerator program we recognized the power of AI/ML and incorporated it to enhance our data processing and user experience, ensuring our tool delivers optimal results and user satisfaction.

Merit Valdsalu Founder of Single.Earth

Frequently asked questions

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

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.

What does the hybrid format mean?

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.

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 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.

When will the program run?

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.

Will startups receive Google Cloud Platform (GCP) credits?

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).

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.

Who should apply to the Google for Startups Accelerator: Women Founders?

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.

What constitutes as women-led startup?

Your startup is founded by a woman and/or has a woman within the c-level executive team.