Google for Startups Founders Academy

A virtual immersive six-month program for promising Black, Latinx, and veteran-led tech startups based in the U.S. We will accept applications until February 9th.

Applications are now closed.




About the Program

About the Program

The Google for Startups Founders Academy is a 6 month, equity-free virtual program for high potential startups across the US that is designed to help founders grow their revenues and obtain access to capital. Selected founders will participate in a series of cohort-based workshops and receive customized hands-on support across a wide range of topics including sales, strategy, hiring, and fundraising. 


Hear from Founders Academy alumni


"Since graduating from the program, my team has doubled in size and our revenues have increased by 150%. I'm grateful for the lessons I learned and the community that we cultivated."

- Dominique Boseman, SPRAISE (e-commerce)


“This program helped us make major improvements to our pitch and our product in order to successfully fundraise. In the midst of a pandemic, this program not only gave us the necessary resources, but also opened doors for us to talk to investors. This program was truly the catalyst for helping us solidify our recent raise of $1.5M.”

- Christian Zimmerman, Qoins (fintech)


"The Google for Startups Founders Academy was a game changer because of the access to the workshops. I was able to identify and improve development areas that led to more confident sales pitches and secured partnerships. I'm very grateful for this experience."

-Marcus Blackwell, Make Music Count (music-tech)


“The community was the most valuable part of the program, as well as the vast curriculum that was covered in such a detailed and effective way. It wasn’t like a lecture - it was so interactive and I actually had takeaways and a deep understanding after each session."

- Ifrah Khan, Usit (platform app)