Google has announced a startup accelerator program for women founders which will help them address challenges such as fundraising and hiring. The inaugural batch of the ‘Google for Startups Accelerator – India Women Founders’ will accept up to 20 women-founded co-founded startups in the country, and support them through a three-month program. The program is part of a larger effort by Google towards improving the representation of women across different sections of India’s digitally-trained workforce — be it entrepreneurship, professionals looking to upskill or young graduates seeking a headstart on their career, Google said.

The selected Startups will receive mentorship and support around AI/ML, Cloud, UX, Android, Web, Product Strategy and Growth. In addition to mentorship and technical project support, the accelerator includes deep dives and workshops focused on product design, customer acquisition, and founders’ leadership development.Google for Startups Accelerator India – Women Founders will run from Jul-2022 to Sep-2022. You can refer to the key dates section above for more information. Google is looking for Indian startups that are solving problems using advanced technology like AI/ML or data in healthcare, education, finance, media & entertainment, gaming, enterprise & other industries and that can scale globally.

The program will place special focus on areas like access to networks, capital, hiring challenges, mentorship, and other areas which, for a variety of social reasons and low representation, prove challenging for female founders.

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