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What startups can look forward to at Google Cloud Next '24

April 4, 2024
Helene Ambiana

Global SMB & Startups Marketing Director

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Experience the magic at Google Cloud Next '24, where access to new opportunities awaits, helping you create, innovate, and supercharge your startup's growth. In the Startup Lounge, you’ll be able to grow your network, receive practical training on launching and scaling more efficiently, and acquire essential strategies to propel your startup forward. 

Over three days, dive into exclusive startup sessions and founder stories tailored to a startup's practical needs and transformational goals. You’ll also have the chance to learn the secrets to securing funding from Menlo Ventures, understand why AI unicorns are increasingly choosing Google Cloud and find out about the state of the startup landscape around the world

This year’s agenda is packed with exciting moments you won’t want to miss. Come listen to Dario Amodei, CEO and Co-Founder of Anthropic, and Elad Gil, a renowned entrepreneur and investor, as they discuss the transformative impact of generative AI on the business landscape in a fireside chat. You’ll also want to bookmark sessions from the Founder’s Series, which will offer insights on redefining strategies related to cost, productivity, and innovation from the founders of startups like LangChain, Hugging Face, Runway, Character.AI, AI21 Labs, Contextual AI, and more. These are only some of the can’t-miss sessions geared towards startup leaders — make sure you explore the full list here

But that’s not all, here’s what else startups can look forward to at Next ‘24.  

Build meaningful connections in the Startup Lounge

Make sure to join us after the Main Keynote for the "Startups at Next” Kickoff Event, where we’ll be sharing some big announcements that will create new opportunities for you and your startup to grow with AI. Connect with peers, venture capitalists, and industry leaders during events such as the Xoogler Networking Event, the DEI Founder’s Ice Cream Social, and the Founder's Toast.

Access tailored expertise with personal Office Hours

Facing challenges or seeking to refine your strategy? Book direct access to Google experts and engineers in 15-minute Startup Expert sessions or pre-book 30-minute Office Hours sessions. These opportunities allow you to address technical questions, strategize on business development, or delve into AI, equipping you with the tools to unlock your startup's full potential. Book today before they are gone! 

Experience innovation at the Startup Showcases

The excitement at Google Cloud Next '24 goes beyond traditional formats with the Startup Lounge featuring unique activations that foster creativity and growth. Witness over 25 startups launching new products or features on stage, enjoy a life-sized game of Chutes & Ladders by Product Science, and explore the future with Octo.ai in the Google Next Yearbook. Engage with AssemblyAI Speech-to-text AI for a unique fortune-telling experience and participate in the Suggestic three-day wellness challenge as you navigate Next ‘24. Don't miss out on grand prizes from each showcase and more.

Apply for Cloud Credits and More with 1:1 Application Help

This year, dedicated staff will be available at Next '24 to guide you through the Google for Startups Cloud Program application process. By joining, you'll gain access to startup experts, coverage for your Google Cloud and Firebase costs up to $200,000 USD (up to $350,000 USD for AI startups) over two years, technical training, business support, and exclusive Google-wide offers.

We hope to see you at the event, and look forward to welcoming startup leaders from around the globe to Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.

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