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Applications call for Google for Startups Accelerator for Black Founders

As Google CEO Sundar Pichai announced today, Google will invest $175 million toward economic opportunity for Black business owners, startup founders, job seekers, and developers. A part of this initiative is the inaugural Google for Startups Accelerator in the U.S: a virtual three-month program for Black founders from across the country.

During the accelerator, startups will be paired with Google experts to identify and solve their most pressing technical challenges, everything from implementing machine learning to developing mobile apps to improving user experience design. Founders will also participate in workshops focused on fundraising, hiring, and sales. Interested startups can apply through June 30th and the accelerator will kick off in August. This will be the first in a series of Google for Startups Accelerators with a focus on underrepresented founders.

Benefits

Along with the accelerator, the program aims on creating a $5 million Google for Startups Black Founders Fund. This fund will provide cash awards up to $100,000 to selected startups from our U.S. programs and partner communities. These cash awards will go to startups with Black founders, who have been deeply impacted by COVID-19 and who are disproportionately locked out of access to capital.

In addition to that, selected participants will receive

  • Equality free support
  • Personalized mentorship and technical support from Google and industry experts.
  • The opportunity to provide feedback to Google product teams.

Eligibility

  • Open to Black Founders
  • They must be leading a high potential Seed to Series A tech startups based in the United States.

More information available here

Specifications

Type of Opportunity Entrepreneurship Events
Deadline 30 June 2020
Open to Black Founders
Organizer Google
Source: OYA
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