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Google for Startups Accelerator

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Google for Startups Accelerator is a three-month digital accelerator program for Seed to Series A technology startups across the globe. The program focuses on providing startups with technical support and product development expertise from Google's teams and network. The accelerator has been instrumental in nurturing startup ecosystems in various regions, including parts of Asia, Africa, Europe, and the Americas.

One of the key features of this program is its focus on empowering startups with Google's advanced technology. Participating startups get access to Google's AI/ML, Cloud, Android, and Web tech resources. Moreover, they are provided with a dedicated technical mentor from Google to guide them through the program.

Google for Startups Accelerator has a significant impact on the startups it supports. It has been reported that since the inception of the Accelerator, participating startups have collectively raised over $1 billion in funding and have seen an increase in revenue and user growth.

A notable alumna of Google for Startups Accelerator is Chani Simms, the co-founder of SHe CISO Exec, which is a cybersecurity training and mentorship platform. After graduating from the program, the platform has seen significant growth and continues to scale to new markets.

The accelerator also collaborates with other Google initiatives to promote tech entrepreneurship globally. Google’s Launchpad is one such initiative, a startup program that helps startups build and scale great products by matching them with the best of Google.

One of the unique aspects of Google for Startups Accelerator is its commitment to diversity and social impact. Several of their programs specifically focus on supporting startups committed to addressing social challenges. For instance, they initiated a program focusing exclusively on startups that are using AI/ML technology to address social challenges.

As a Scout, You Can...

Kickstart Your Venture Capital Career

Showing your skills in picking successful startups and advising founders is the surest way to build your reputation and secure a venture capital role.

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Help Your Ecosystem Thrive

Your community, region, or group thrives when its founders are given the chance to succeed before going back and reinvesting in their comunities.

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Earn a Share in Startups Without Investing in Them

Earn a share in startups you scout without the funds to invest directly just like a VC partner.

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Monetise Your Content & Community

As a podcaster, community manager, or event organiser you have a front-row seat to interesting startups which you can monetise by helping them fundraise.

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Create a Fairer Society

By identifying under-represented founders you're level the playing field for anyone to success based on merit independent from their social or ethnic background.

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Help Friends Get Funded

Help your friends who are neck-deep in their startups get the funding they need to succeed.

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Grow Your Personal Brand

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Join as a Scout at Your University

Available Programs

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Event Organiser

Do you organise an event, conference, or trade show? Help your founder attendees get discovered.

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Are you active in the entrepreneurship club at your college? Doing an MBA? Or are you a PHD student at a technical university? Help your fellow students get funded.

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