Google for Startups: Cloud Accelerator Cohort Application Now Open


In the ever-evolving world of technology, startups face a multitude of challenges when it comes to scaling and innovating. Enter Google for Startups Cloud program, an initiative designed to empower startups with the resources, tools, and knowledge they need to leverage the power of Google Cloud. The program, sponsored by Google for Startups, is tailored specifically to North American startups and focuses on offering a unique blend of support, mentorship, and growth opportunities.


Google for Startups Accelerator: Cloud is a groundbreaking 10-week program designed specifically for North American cloud-native technology startups. This accelerator is ideal for revenue-generating startups with at least five employees. To ensure the program delivers substantial value, participating startups should focus on leveraging Cloud-Native technologies (including AI/ML, analytics, etc.) in their products, services, or operations, or express a strong interest in adopting these technologies in the near future.


For those in the initial stages of their startup journey without equity funding, you can take advantage of up to $2,000 USD in credits* spread over two years. These credits will assist your startup in establishing itself on Google Cloud and provide access to valuable technical resources and an extensive global startup network.

Furthermore, enjoy a range of Google product incentives to boost your startup’s growth, such as discounted rates on Google Workspace, Google Domains, and other offerings.


If your startup has secured equity funding, you can benefit from credits covering your first year of Google Cloud and Firebase usage up to $100,000, plus 20% of Google Cloud and Firebase usage costs in the second year (up to an additional $100,000 in credits).* Moreover, you will be connected to Google experts, exclusive events, and essential networks to help build and expand your business.

Accelerate your progress with support from a dedicated Startup Success Manager and Google Cloud engineers. Enjoy the opportunity to scale your startup with extended access to Google Workspace discounts, Google Maps Platform credits, skill enhancement opportunities, and more.

  • Credits can be utilized for GCP Services and specific Google Cloud offerings.

Program Deadline

The Google for Startups Cloud program operates on a deadline system. Therefore, to be considered for the upcoming cohort, applications must be submitted by May 30, 2023.

In summary, the Google for Startups Cloud program presents a unique opportunity for North American startups to supercharge their growth and innovation by leveraging Google Cloud’s vast resources and expertise. With access to technical mentorship, cloud credits, and exclusive networking opportunities, this program is an invaluable stepping stone for startups aiming to make a lasting impact in their respective industries. So, don’t miss out on this incredible chance to take your startup to new heights; apply today!

Are you looking for similar program or funding news? Check the BBVA Blog.

Are you a Black entrepreneur looking for support and resources to help grow your business? Look no further than the Black Business Ventures Association’s Accelerator Program and Mwanzo Program!

These programs offer mentorship, networking opportunities, and access to funding for Black-owned businesses. Whether you’re just starting out or looking to scale your business, BBVA has resources to help you on your journey.

Don’t miss out on this incredible opportunity to connect with like-minded individuals and take your business to the next level. Check out BBVA’s website to learn more and apply today!

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