Google for Startups Accelerator

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Is your startup ready to reach the next level? Is social impact at the core of your business model?

Are you interested in partnering with Google to accelerate the growth of your startup?

If yes, then apply for the Google for Startups Accelerator: Sustainable Development Goals.

The Google for Startups Accelerator: Sustainable Development Goals is to empower technology startups to build and scale viable social impact companies to solve the world’s biggest problems with the best of Google: their people, network, and advanced technology.

There is no shortage of problems facing humanity, but there is a shortage of successful startups solving them. They aim to fix that.

Startups accepted into the sustainability accelerator can expect the following equity-free support from Google:

1:1 mentoring and support from a combination of Google mentors and carefully chosen external mentors

  • Assistance with technology, product, design, growth (including fundraising), and leadership training
  • Pairing with a Google Startup Success Manager to help connect applicants startup with specific resources within and outside Google
  • Inspirational keynote talks, panel discussions, and workshops with relevant experts Membership in a collaborative, supportive community of relevant social impact partners.

Eligibility Criteria

The first class of this accelerator is open to startups based in Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).

They are looking for:

  • Startups should have a technology-based product. In particular but not exclusively, they are best positioned to work with startups that address a unique problem with data/artificial intelligence or machine learning.
  • Should have some level of market traction with their product/service and are past the “idea stage” with some initial customer validation.
  • Able to identify a large market opportunity for significant impact.
  • Must be equally be driven by both the business case for the product/service and the social impact that their product/service can have.
  • The startup’s founding team and/or key team members should be able to demonstrate that they have the technical skills, business skills, and social impact mindset to grow a company in the social impact sector.
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