Startups are key to solving the world’s biggest challenges— and artificial intelligence is their sharpest tool. From laying the groundwork for postwar economic recovery to tackling climate change and empowering underrepresented founders, startups around the world are using AI to unlock their potential and do more with less. They’re opening up new opportunities that could significantly improve billions of lives and drive economic growth.
Google partners with startups to make AI even more helpful for people and communities everywhere. To help founders build responsibly with AI and machine learning from the ground up, we’re introducing the Google for Startups Accelerator: AI First program for eligible companies based in Europe and Israel.
Offered in partnership with Google Cloud, this equity-free program provides 10 weeks of hands-on mentorship and technical project support to startups using AI in their core service or product, as well as providing product design and customer acquisition support as well as leadership development for founders. I’ll personally be working alongside the group of participants with other experts from Google Cloud and Google DeepMind like Yariv Adan (Lead for Cloud Conversational AI), James Rosenthal (Director of Startups & AI, Google Cloud), and Adrian Poole (Director of Digital Natives, Google Cloud) to provide AI best practices throughout the program. And after graduation, we will continue to support these companies via the Google for Startups alumni network.
Applications are being accepted until July 30th, and Accelerator: AI First will kick off in September. I encourage interested and eligible startups in Europe and Israel to apply — and learn more about some of the incredible founders in the Google for Startups network innovating with AI below.