The Black Founders Immersion is a 12-week, skill-building mentorship program for ten high potential Black-founded startups selected from the European (including the UK) and Israeli startup community. Partnering experienced Googlers with selected Black-founded startups from the local ecosystem, this program is designed to better prepare Black founders to grow their business or raise their next round while further advancing their leadership skills.
Black founders are well-connected at peer level within their eco-systems, but research has proven they consistently lack access to VCs and accelerator programs. This puts Black founders at a considerable disadvantage when it comes to raising funding and gaining the skills needed to scale their companies. Google for Startups is well-positioned to address these gaps through our programmatic efforts, partnerships, brand and marketing resources.
As part of the Google for Startups Immersion program, Founders will have access to Google and industry leading experts on everything from machine learning to growth strategies, and will work with dedicated mentors throughout the program to outline and address the main challenges facing their startups. Founders will also be able to connect with the extensive Google for Startups community of founders from around the world, tapping into our network of high-potential and market disruptive companies.
Google is looking for growth-stage startups, fulfilling the following criteria:
Benefits of the Program:
1st July (12pm - BST) - 9th August (11:59pm - BST) 2020: Application Phase
7th September 2020: Program Start Date
27th November 2020: Program End Date
Duration of entire program commitment: 12 weeks in 2020 (7th September - 27th November, 2020).
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Applications are open until August 2nd 2020, 11.59pm BST.
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The Google for Startups team