Black Founders Fund (Europe) Application

Applicants not from Belgium, France or Spain, please apply to the Black Founders Fund using this link.


Google for Startups: Black Founders Fund

Today, with less than .5% of VC funding going to Black-led startups and Black people making up less than 3% of the VC community, it’s clear that Black founders disproportionately lack access to networks and capital needed to grow their businesses. If we want technology to work for everyone, it needs to be built by everyone.

The $2M Google for Startups Black Founders Fund will provide up to $100,000 in non-dilutive cash awards to selected European startups paired with up to $220,000 per startup in Google Ads and Cloud credits.

Program Overview

Google for Startups Black Founders Fund is a program to provide financial resources to early-stage, Black-founded startups across Europe. In addition to the cash awards and credits, successful founders will be partnered with a Google for Startups Partner Manager to connect them with the best of Google’s products, practices and people.

Who Should Apply

The Black Founders Fund is for early-stage startups which are benefitting the Black community.

Program Highlights

1) Non-dilutive (equity free) cash awards of up to $100,000 per startup

2) Credits for Google products

3) Access to a network of mentors to help tackle each startup's unique challenges


Applications to the fund are open until the 21st March 2021.


PLEASE NOTE: If you ARE NOT an applicant from Belgium, France or Spain, please apply to the Black Founders Fund using THIS LINK.

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The Google for Startups Team

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