UK & Ireland

Growth Academy

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UK & Ireland - hybrid
6 months

A six-month program designed to support founders and marketing leaders from high-potential startups grow their user base, scale, and go global with Google products, best practices, and connections.

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UK & Ireland - hybrid
6 months

About the program

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About the program

Google for Startups Growth Academy is an equity-free, six-month program for the most promising startups in the UK & Ireland utilizing Google Cloud technologies, aiming to accelerate their growth with the best of Google.

The program connects selected founders with mentors from Google and industry experts to help them address their product challenges, and refine customer acquisition, go-to-market and internationalization strategies.

Key benefits

  • Equity-free

    Six months of equity-free support.

  • Custom Mentorship

    Receive tailored support from Google mentors and industry experts.

  • Google product support and advice

    Learn product tips and tricks directly from the Googlers who built them.

  • Technical project partnership

    Work hand in hand with experts from Google on your biggest tech challenges.

  • Go Global

    Get key insights and best practices to expand your business to new markets.

  • Founder network

    Connect and get support from fellow founders as a part of Google for Startups alumni network.

Entry Criteria

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Entry Criteria

  • B2C or B2SMB business model.
  • Between Seed and Series A.
  • Scalable product or service with a significant total addressable market and defensible growth model.
  • Ready to go global.
  • Ready to migrate or using Google Cloud technologies.
  • Eager to take their business to the next level and generate positive impact.

Key dates

  • June 2024

    Applications open

  • September 2024

    Application deadline

  • October 2024

    Program kickoff

  • March 2024


Sarah Hague Sarah Hague
The Growth Academy program helped us in many ways. The power of being a part of this startup community, sharing and learning from other founders, is a fantastic experience.
Sarah Hague
Co-founder at BlackDice