Google Calling for Pre-Series A Startups to Join Bootcamp (Year 2020), SEA Region

Date : 24-Jun-2020
Location: Kuala Lumpur


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Key Takeaways:

In the last few months, COVID-19 has ushered in an era of profound changes to the way we live and work, causing businesses to rethink strategies and product roadmaps. At the forefront of this change are startups, stepping up to solve for new and unforeseen challenges as they always have done — with agility, innovative technology, and resilience.

  • Applications are open for Google for Startups Accelerator: Southeast Asia.
  • This is a three month online accelerator program for high potential, early stage tech startups across the Southeast Asia region (Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines) and Pakistan.
  • This year's focus : healthcare, education, finance or logistics solutions in light of social distancing restrictions; using AI, ML or data analysis in meaningful ways; or using technology to make the world more inclusive for the elderly or people with disabilities.
  • Seed to Series A startups with a technology-based product.
  • Startups should have some level of market traction with their product/service and are past the “idea stage”, with some initial customer validation.
  • Applications are now open through July 19th 2020 for startups across Southeast Asia (Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines) and also in Pakistan.

Key features:
  • No funding will be provided by Google.
  • Equity-free support from Google.
  • Selected founders will be paired with relevant experts from Google and the industry to solve those challenges.
  • Participating startups receive deep mentorship on both technical and business challenges as well as connections to relevant teams from across Google and its network of industry partners.
  • includes deep dives and workshops focused on product design, customer acquisition, and leadership development for founders.
Key dates:
  • This virtual accelerator will run from Aug 11 to Nov 12, 2020.
  • Bootcamp week will take place from Sep 7 to Sep 10, 2020.
  • Graduation week will take place from Nov 9 to Nov 12, 2020.
  • Previously known as the Google Launchpad Accelerator, this program continues our longstanding commitment to help startups solve specific, technical challenges with Google support and resources.
  • When startups succeed, our communities and economies do, too.
Editor's Comments:
  • This program provides pre-Series A startups with bootcamp to get in touch with mentors on both technical and business aspects without the promise of receiving fundings.
  • Nonetheless, the program exposes participating startups with potential Series A funding.
  • Startup who have launched phase-1 with some traction should participate, highlight the challenges that you are experiencing presently - i.e not having enough money to hire a team - Google will be able to help you.
  • Join if you need free advisory.
  • Join if you are all the CEO+CTO+CFO.
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