Climate Change

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North America - Virtual
10 weeks
Seed to Series A

Started by you. Accelerated with Google.

A 10-week digital accelerator program for high potential Seed to Series A tech startups based in North America.

About the program
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North America - Virtual
10 weeks
Seed to Series A

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About the program

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About the program

The Google for Startups Accelerator for Climate Change is a 10-week digital program for Seed to Series A technology startups based in North America. It’s designed to bring the best of Google’s programs, products, people, and technology to the most innovative and impactful climate change technologists across the region. In addition to mentorship and technical project support, the accelerator will focus on product design, customer acquisition, and leadership development for founders.

Key benefits

  • Equity-free support

    Ten weeks of equity-free support

  • Mentoring

    Mentoring from 20+ Google teams

  • Training

    Training on design, marketing, and leadership

  • Strategic support

    Support on company and product strategy

  • Google product credits

    Eligible startups receive product credits

  • Early access

    Early access to new Google products and tools

  • Access to experts

    Access to Google's network of industry experts

  • Technical project partnership

    Work hand in hand with experts from Google on your biggest tech challenges.

Entry Criteria

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Entry Criteria

  • Startups demonstrating traction, ideally between Seed and Series A stage
  • Building a scalable product or service with a significant total addressable market and defensible growth model
  • Deeply technical, preferably leveraging technologies like machine learning and AI
  • Commitment from CTO and/or technical roles to participate and engage in required program sessions
  • We are committed to building Accelerator classes that are diverse and inclusive, and encourage applications from qualified startups with founders of all backgrounds, including but not limited to race, ethnicity, gender identity, sexual orientation, age, religion, disability, veteran status, and geography

Key dates

  • January 19, 2023

    Applications close

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  • March 7, 2023

    Program start

  • May 11, 2023

    Demo Day and Graduation

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Frequently asked questions

What is the format of the program?

The accelerator runs for a period of 10 weeks, with digital workshops, programming, and mentorship taking place each week. As part of the Google for Startups Accelerator, selected founders outline the top technical challenges facing their startup and are then paired with relevant experts from Google to help solve those challenges. Participating startups receive deep mentorship on technical challenges with an emphasis on product development and machine learning, as well as connections to experts within the climate and sustainability ecosystem from across Google.

Who should apply to the Google for Startups Accelerator: Climate Change?

This program is open to climate-focused technology startups within North America. The accelerator program is best suited for Seed to Series A revenue-generating tech startups that are headquartered in the region. Selected companies should have a minimum of 5 employees, and the founder and appropriate team members must be available to join all program elements of their cohort. In order to ensure Google can provide meaningful value, startups should aim to leverage AI/ML in their product, service, or operations, and/or show an interest in leveraging AI/ML in the future.

When will the program run?

The third Google for Startups Accelerator: Climate Change cohort will kick off the week of March 6, 2023 and run for 10 weeks. The third cohort will consist of 10-12 startups in North America.

Is there a similar program for startups in other regions?

Google for Startups Accelerator: Climate Change is also available for startups based in Europe and Israel. Please review this page for more information.

What are the criteria to receive product credits, and what does "eligible for product credits" mean?

Startups must meet specific criteria to be eligible for Google product credit offerings. To learn more about the Google Cloud credit eligibility requirements, please visit the Google Cloud startup page.