Google for startups have launched the first-ever program aimed at assisting and providing resources for women-founded technology startups

 

Google for Startups has recently launched an Accelerator for Women Founders. This will see the first-ever Google program designed to provide resources specifically for women-founded technology businesses. According to Google The three-month digital program will be aimed at high potential Seed to Series A tech startups based in both the U.S. and Canada.

The program is due to run virtually from Sept. 28 to Dec. 4, 2020 with Google stating that this will include remote technical training and high-level strategic development opportunities with Google’s machine learning, people, product and growth labs.

Jason Scott, Google’s head of startup developer ecosystem for the United States recently commented, “The Accelerator for Women Founders is part of Google’s global strategy to support diverse communities within the startup ecosystem. We’ll use the best of Google’s people, network and advanced technologies to help women founders build and scale successful products and businesses and bridge the gap between men and women in the startup ecosystem.”

Research from Biz Women claims that the program with initially accept just 10 to 12 participants for its first round.

In addition to mentorship and technical project support, the accelerator will also include deep dives and workshops focused on machine learning, product design, customer acquisition and leadership development.

While the industry may be booming we are still seeing vast male domination of the tech world with companies predominantly being run by men, and female role models are still few and far between. Will this be the boost women in tech need in the US and Canada?

Applications and submissions are officially open for all Canadian and US female-led startups, and the deadline to apply is July 22. For more information on what the program provides and how to apply, check out the Accelerators for Women Founders information page.

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