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Apply for Google for Startups Accelerator: Sustainable Development Goals

google for StarupsAre you a startup working with the UN Sustainable Development Goals? Does your business model put social impact on its core?
Google for Startups Accelerator can help you grow to the next level.
The class aims at empowering technology startups from Europe, the Middle East, and Africa to build and scale viable social impact companies to solve the world’s biggest problems with the best of Google: its people, its network, and its technology. The organizers point out that future classes will be recruiting startups from other parts of the world.

Why you should consider applying?

Support for the accepted startups includes

  • 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 your 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 partnersStartup teams accepted into the accelerator must be able to commit to a rigorous six-month program that includes three one-week, in-person, high-touch engagements with Google.

Accelerator schedule (subject to change)

Applications Close: January 12, 2020
Bootcamp/High Touch Point #1: Berlin, March 23rd
Tech Sprint/High Touch Point #2: Tel Aviv, June – Date TBD
Graduation/High Touch Point #3: San Francisco, September – Date TBD
Google will cover travel expenses for these three weeks.

Eligibility Criteria

The Google for Startups Accelerator is looking for startups that meet the following criteria:

  • Startups should have a technology-based product. In particular but not exclusively, we’re best positioned to work with startups that address a unique problem with data/artificial intelligence or machine learning
  • Startups should have some level of market traction with their product/service. We’re best positioned to help startups that are past the “idea stage” and have some initial customer validation
  • Startups should be able to identify a large market opportunity for significant impact. We’re best positioned to help startups grow to address a large, identified market
  • Startups should equally be driven by both the business case for the product/service and the social impact that their product/service can have. We’re most interested in startups that have social impact at the core of their business model. Startups should be able to clearly articulate the impact that they hope to achieve in their focus area – aligning with the SDG framework.

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.

Apply Here

Application deadline
Sunday, January 12th, 2020

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  1. Wah! I am so excited that startups are turning into a new space with Google, l am amazed!

  2. I love the startup dovetailing with Google, is a nice concept

  3. I so elated that technology across Europe, the Middle East, and Africa will be triggered by Google

  4. Social Entrepreneurship are those who establishes others to be on their own

  5. Focus, tenacity, and commitment, are the bedrock of entrepreneur

  6. Any start-up without sustainable development goal is like a farmer without a tool

  7. Every outstanding start-up must have a unique business skill

  8. Every outstanding start-up must have a unique business skill and social impact as well

  9. “A life not lived for others is not a life.” Mother Teresa

  10. Faltin urges all startups to be entrepreneurs of their own lives: self-determined, rational, passionate, and in charge respectively

  11. “If you want to change the world, go home and love your family. ” Mother Teresa

  12. Even if we manage to string at the top technologically, that by itself is not enough for success. The company also has to hold its ground against economic obsolescence. If tomorrow some item is produced in China in a large services with better economies scale, your company may be left in the dust. Paradoxically, what follows from these consideration is that a startup’s chance of survival increase if it does not place its bet’s on its, own hi-tech developments, but instead remains open and flexible and always purchases the technologically best-developed or most economically advantageous solutions on the market.

  13. Google is a good example of how a company can develop a superior concept and prevail against established search engines. The two founders, Sergey Brin and Larry Page, concentrated on the search for the best search results that would combine customer wishes with market logic. Google is not managed by its founders, but by the experienced professional manager Eric Schmidt -an example of a successful division of labor between entrepreneurship and business administration.

  14. “If you want to change the world, go home and love your family.” Mother Teresa

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