Startups are key in the world's transition toward sustainable development. 


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We empower startups to make
measurable impact at scale.


Google's Startups for Sustainable Development program supports a global ecosystem of impact-focused startups. The program builds community and supports startups with advisors, funding, and platform technology. The UN’s 17 SDGs are used as the framework for measuring impact. The program is not time-bound, so as to support startups in their mission for long-term impact at scale. 


Expert guidance can unblock, accelerate, and inspire. Startups are matched within our network of experts for advice, mentorship, and support across a range of domains and subject matters. 


Startups need to be funded for scale. We connect them to the funding ecosystem, including venture capital and other investment partners, to secure the funding that supports their impact goals.


Sustainable development can only scale with access to scalable technology platforms. From open datasets to cutting edge AI, we bring to startups the best of research to take them to the next level.




Supporting the global startups who are
making an impact every day.


The challenges ahead as represented by the SDGs are ambitious and require speed and scale. With Google’s help, startups in the Startups for Sustainable Development program are addressing major obstacles to make a global impact in climate, agriculture, health, education, and more. 




mDoc saves lives through chronic disease support  

Millions of Africans die from managable or preventable chronic conditions. mDoc empowers people to improve their own health outcomes through health literacy and health provider support.

SDG 3: Good health and well-being

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Climate Farmers

Climate Farmers scale regenerative agriculture

The current agricultural system is at the brink of collapse. Climate Farmers builds the infrastructure that will scale regenerative agriculture to support the transition to a more resilient system.

SDG 13: Climate action

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“The guidance through the Google mentors and coaches had a huge impact on our team and allowed us to lift SkillLab to a new level.”

Ulrich Scharf, SkillLab Managing Director 


SkillLab empowers people to turn skills into careers 

Many people struggle finding work that matches their skills, and employers are challenged to fill job vacancies. SkillLab creates pathways to employment for marginalized people by bridging the gap between their skills and the requirements of the job market. 

SDG 8: Decent work and economic growth

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OKO assure income to those who feed the world

Most farmers  are fully reliant on weather for income, and are very vulnerable to adverse weather effects.  OKO brings affordable crop insurance to underserved smallholder farmers, keeping them sustainable and allowing them to grow. 

SDG 1: No poverty 

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Earthly restores nature to reverse climate breakdown

There's a huge nature funding gap in reaching the 2050 climate goals. Earthly drives investment into projects that focus not just on carbon, but also biodiversity and social impact, to close the nature funding gap and restore our planet.

SDG 13: Climate action  

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The Startups for Sustainable Development program is currently accepting impact startup applications.

Apply to join the program →  


In addition to the Startups for Sustainable Development program's support of impact startups, Google supports startups of all kinds through Google for Startups.

Learn more about Google for Startups →