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A new accelerator for AI-first startups in Europe and Israel

July 26, 2023
James Rosenthal

Director, Startups & AI, Google Cloud

Noa Havazelet

Head of Google for Startup Accelerator, Europe

TL;DR — We invite startups developing AI models, infrastructure, or applications in Europe and Israel to apply for the new Google for Startups Accelerator: AI First program.

Google Cloud is committed to partnering with startups to innovate responsibly with AI and reach its full potential, especially teams leveraging tech to solve some of the world's greatest challenges. AI helps startups unlock tech’s long-term potential, which in turn opens up new opportunities that could significantly improve billions of lives and drive economic growth. 

We’re proud to deepen our support with the launch of our new Google for Startups Accelerator: AI First program in Europe and Israel. This 10-week program is designed to help AI-first seed to Series-A startups to deliver on their vision and shorten the time-to-value by providing access to Google Cloud's world-class AI capabilities supported by subject-matter experts.

Selected startups will work alongside experts from Google Cloud and Google Deepmind to access the best of Google insights and best practises, including mentors such as: 

Participating startups will receive:

  • Exposure to potential partners, venture capital firms and investors interested in AI solutions

  • Product credits via the Google for Startups Cloud AI Program, with the first year of Google Cloud and Firebase usage covered with credits up to $250,000 (upon eligibility) 

  • Tailored support from Google mentors and industry experts, including in-person and virtual activities, one-on-one mentoring, and group learning sessions

  • Dedicated Google Cloud technical expertise on the innovations — cloud computing, AI, machine learning and geospatial analysis — to help early stage participants accelerate their MVPs 

Applications close on July 30 and Accelerator: AI First will kick off in September 2023. We encourage interested and eligible startups in Europe and Israel to apply — and join some incredible founders from the Google for Startups network who are already innovating with AI.

Meet some of the AI startups who have participated in Google for Startups Accelerator programs

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