What is Google's Accelerator Program? All You Need To Know

What is Google's Accelerator Program? How can you apply for Google Accelerator Program? What are the eligibility criteria for applying? What is the last date to apply? Read this enticing story to know this.

Sonu Vivek
27 Mar 2023 Updated On 28 Mar 2023
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‘Make Hay while the Sun Shines’ is a saying that makes sense when talking about Google's recent initiative for startups that focus on Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML). 

In a bid to encourage and support startups leveraging the power of Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML), tech behemoth Google has announced the opening of applications for the seventh batch of its startup accelerator program in India.

"This accelerator focuses on supporting growth-stage startups solving problems using advanced technology, such as AI/ML or data across key verticals. The startups are paired with relevant Google & industry experts to solve their startup’s top challenges and are provided with insights/best practices to improve their product & business."

Dubbed Google for Startups Accelerator (GFSA), the three-month, equity-free accelerator program is designed to help the seed to Series A tech startups in India. Since its inception, GFSA has played a significant role in the growth journey of over 130 startups in the country.

Which technology is the Google for Startups Accelerator focusing on?

This time around, Google is specifically looking for startups that are focused on utilizing transformational technologies such as Artificial Intelligence (AI) and Machine Learning (ML). The program is expected to offer startups access to the latest tools, technologies, and mentorship from industry experts, to help them scale and grow their businesses.

When is the last date to apply for Google Accelerator Program? 

Startups looking to apply for the program can submit their applications on the Google for Startups website until the 21st of April, 2023. With a reputation for providing top-notch support to its participants, the Google for Startups Accelerator (GFSA) program has become one of the most sought-after accelerators in the country, and startups are encouraged to apply at the earliest to secure their spot.

What does the Accelerator Program Offer?

The selected startups will receive mentorship and support in areas such as AI/ML, Cloud, UX, android, web, product strategy, and growth. Additionally, the accelerator will provide deep dives and workshops focused on product design, customer acquisition, and founders’ leadership development. The program is designed to help startups navigate the complex world of AI/ML and data-driven technology. It aims to provide startups with the necessary tools and support to build successful businesses.

How to Apply? 

Click here to apply for Google for Startups Accelerator (GFSA) program. 

The accelerator program will conclude with a demo day, where founders can showcase their products and connect with other ecosystem builders across India. The demo day is expected to increase startup visibility and drive connections to help startups grow and succeed.

This initiative by Google is seen as a major boost to the Indian startup ecosystem. With the support and mentorship provided by Google, startups can accelerate their growth and build successful businesses. The program is expected to create a ripple effect across the Indian startup ecosystem, inspiring other startups to leverage AI/ML and data to build successful businesses.

The Google for Startups Accelerator program has a strong track record of supporting promising startups and helping them to grow and succeed. By focusing on startups that are leveraging these transformational technologies, Google is demonstrating its commitment to supporting innovation and driving the development of cutting-edge solutions in India. It will be interesting to see which startups are selected for this batch and the impact they can make with the program's support.