February Founder Fridays

On February 4th, join Google Developers Founder Fridays to kick off the new year right, discussing Setting up your Startup for Success in 2022!

Defining clear and measurable goals for your startup is imperative when it comes to improving employee and team performance, learning from your successes and failures, and contributing to the overall growth of your company. As a founder, we want to help you get a jumpstart in 2022 and equip you with the tools to set up success metrics for you and your team with Google’s OKR method and understand how to glean insights from those metrics to boost performance.

Join us on February 4th for lightning talks and a live Q&A panel with Google experts and startup founders to discuss how to set your startup up for success.

Who Should Attend

This session is open to anyone from an Americas startup team interested in setting up their startup for success and defining clear goals for their startup.


  • Founder Fridays lightning talks will go live on Friday, February 4th at 12:00pm EST
  • The live Q&A will begin right after the content at 12:45pm EST so be sure to stay tuned!



Ashley Francisco 

Head of Startup Developer Ecosystems, Canada, Google

Ashley Francisco currently serves as the Head of Startup Developer Ecosystems for Google Canada. She manages Google Canada's Accelerator programs, scaled startup ecosystem events, and Canadian partner engagement. Her goal is to bring the best of Google's people, programs, products and technology to startup teams across the country. Ashley is a professional marketer by trade with a diverse background in local and global brand building at Google, Visa, Mondelez and Kraft Foods.


Jason Scott

Head of Startup Developer Ecosystems, United States, Google

Jason came to Google in early 2018 as a Global Startup Programs Manager under Google Cloud. Today, he serves as Google's cross-functional US Startup Developer Ecosystem lead - managing Google's U.S.-based Accelerator programs and startup developer engagement strategy. In addition, he also remains an active seed investor, startup advisor, and the founder of FactionSF - a community for creatives, entrepreneurs, and early-stage investors. Prior to Google, he worked at a number of startups in the Bay Area, as well as on the investment team at Highland Capital Partners.


Paul Chavez

Head of Analytics and Insights, Finance and Travel, Google

Paul has been an analyst, seller, and now leader in Google’s Large Customer Sales business. He has advised clients in banking, insurance, travel, telecom, media, and retail on digital transformation and how to leverage digital marketing and platforms to help them connect with their customers and drive their business objectives. Prior to Google, Paul held a number of positions in equity research, mergers and acquisitions, and corporate finance investment banking at RBC Capital Markets.


Angela Hood

Founder & CEO, ThisWay Global

Following 4 years of R&D at the University of Cambridge in England, Angela Hood returned to Austin, Texas and founded her fourth company, ThisWay Global. Angela is well known across the globe as an international keynote speaker and thought leader on the topics of mitigating bias in artificial intelligence and the ROI of diversity.

ThisWay’s innovation has been used by more than 5500 paying customer companies in 2021, making it in the top 1% of growth companies.

“As a serial entrepreneur there is no greater accomplishment than to solve a meaningful problem that creates successful outcomes for our customers and our stakeholders. ThisWay will lead our country as we put the workforce back together again after the pandemic.“ - Angela Hood.

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