Women founders

North America and Canada - Virtual
3 months
Seed to Series A

Started by you. Accelerated with Google.

A 10-week digital accelerator program for high potential Seed to Series A tech startups based in the U.S. and Canada.

North America and Canada - Virtual
3 months
Seed to Series A

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About the program

About the program

Google for Startups Accelerator: Women Founders is a 10-week digital accelerator program for Seed to Series A technology startups based in the U.S. and Canada.

The accelerator is designed to bring the best of Google’s programs, products, people and technology to women-led tech startups 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.

Key benefits

  • Equity-free support

    Three months of equity-free support

  • Mentoring

    Mentoring from 20+ Google teams

  • Training

    Training on design, marketing, and leadership

  • Strategic support

    Support on company and product strategy

  • Product credits

    Google product credits for your tech stack

  • Early access

    Early access to new Google products and tools

  • Access to experts

    Access to Google's network of industry experts

  • Technical project partnership

    Partnership on an advanced technology project

Meet the Startups

Accelerator Alumni

Frequently asked questions

When will the program run?

The Google for Startups Accelerator: Women Founders will kick off the week of September 27, 2021. The cohort will consist of 8-12 top U.S. and Canadian-headquartered startups.

What is the format of the program?

The accelerator runs for a period of 10-weeks with digital workshops, programming, and mentorship taking place each week. As part of the Google for Startups Accelerator, selected founders outline the top technical challenges facing their startup, and are then paired with relevant experts from Google to help solve those challenges. Participating startups receive deep mentorship on technical challenges with an emphasis on data and machine learning, as well as connections to relevant teams from across Google.

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

This program is open to women-led technology startups within the U.S. and Canada. The accelerator program is best suited for Seed to Series A revenue generating tech startups that are headquartered in the United States and Canada. Selected companies should have a minimum of 10+ employees and the founder 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 aim to leverage AI/ML technology in their product, service or operations and/or show an interest in leveraging this technology in the future.