May Founder Fridays

On May 7th, Google’s Developer Ecosystems will host a digital Founder Fridays for North American startups focused on Launching Innovative Consumer Solutions with TensorFlow, GCP and Firebase.

As we prepare for Google I/O, our annual developer conference, Founder Fridays brings Google VP, Jason Rosenthal, and the CEO of Companion, John Honchariw, together to demonstrate the application of Google technologies and developer tools (e.g., TensorFlow, Google Cloud Platform, Firebase, Flutter, Android) to solve everyday consumer challenges.

On the back of a $8M USD seed round of funding in March 2021, Companion will walk us through how they are bringing together a broad suite of Google technologies to transform how humans understand, engage, and communicate with animals in a user-friendly solution.

The Live Q&A will welcome a group of technologists and founders to discuss how startups can leverage Google Developer tools to build solutions and create a positive impact on consumers.  

Who Should Attend

Technologists, developers, and startup founders aiming to develop applications and solutions leveraging Google's developer tools and platforms 


  • Founder Fridays lightning talks will go live on Friday, May 7 at 12:00pm EST
  • The live Q&A will begin right after the content at 12:45pm EST so be sure to stay tuned!  



Jason Rosenthal
VP, Devices & Services, Google
CEO of Lytro


John Honchariw
Founder & CEO,

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