Google is rolling out an online accelerator program to help local startups to adapt to the challenges and thrive in the new normal. ‘Google for Startups Accelerator: Southeast Asia’ is a three-month initiative that aims to gather tech startups from all over the region, including the Philippines.
The giant tech firm is calling on Filipino entrepreneurs and business innovators to submit applications to the program on or before July 19. Successful applicants will be paired with experts from the industry and from Google. This will facilitate deep mentorship about business and technical aspects. They will also receive specialized support from Google’s mentor network and access to Google’s AI/ML, Cloud, Android, and Web experts.
The program will run from August 11 to November 12, 2020. Aside from the mentorship and technical support, Google for Startups Accelerator: Southeast Asia will also facilitate training and workshops about product design, customer acquisition, and leadership development for business founders.
“The startups community is important as not only do they provide smart solutions to the challenges we face every day but they help propel the economy forward,” said Google Philippines Country Director Bernadette Nacario. “We are committed to supporting Filipino startups and one way we’re doing this is through Google’s Startups Accelerator program to help them realize their full potential and seize opportunities ahead.”
Google for Startups Accelerator: Southeast Asia, formerly known as the Google Launchpad Accelerator, continues the company’s longstanding commitment to empower global startup ecosystems and discover solutions to challenges using Google’s resources in technology, research, and network of people.
Google is particularly inviting startups that are developing tech-driven solutions that are needed these days—especially in healthcare, finance, education, and logistics. Interested enterprises may submit an application through this link.