Women Founders Fund

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Funding, mentoring, and product support to help women founders grow their companies and as leaders. This first edition targets women-led startups driving responsible AI innovation in India, Japan, and Korea.

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Applications are closed.

About the initiative

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About the initiative

Google for Startups Women Founders Funds provide non-dilutive cash awards and hands-on support to help selected founders build and grow their businesses. In addition, recipients receive ongoing Google mentorship, Google Cloud credits, and product support to help them navigate every stage of their startup journey.

Key benefits

  • Access to capital

    Up to $100K in equity-free cash will be awarded to each startup.

  • Google Cloud credits and support

    Receive Google Cloud credits and dedicated support via the Google for Startups Cloud Program.

  • Founder network

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

  • Custom Mentorship

    Receive tailored product and leadership support from Google mentors and industry experts.

  • Leadership training

    Become a more effective leader through research-based strategies and expert coaching.

Entry criteria

Entry criteria

  • Diverse companies with at least one woman founder in their founding team
  • Founder must be working full time on the startup
  • Founder must have English proficiency
  • Startup must be headquartered in India, Japan, or Korea
  • Between Seed and Series A funding stage
  • Technically viable application of AI
  • Poised for global expansion
  • Preference for startups using AI to benefit society