Immersion: Black Founders

If 2020 has shown us one thing, it’s that communities are resilient and flexible even in the face of unprecedented global challenges. Here’s to the founders, their teams, Googlers, Google for Startups partners, and all our friends in our community and beyond who continued to adapt, grow, and support each other all year. This book dives into the challenges, lessons, and stories that made 2020—well—a year like no other.

Here’s to 2021!

Program Highlights

Immersion: Black Founders brings the best of Google to selected startups.

  • Set and Track OKRs

    Learn how to use Google’s goal-setting methodology to set ambitious targets and track progress.

  • Manage Technical Teams

    Discover how to create a bigger impact in the workplace. Founders learn new leadership tools to improve their goal-setting, team-building, and management skills.

  • Hire the Right Team

    Recruiting the right people for the team is critical to a startup’s success but no easy task. Founders learn how to make better, more inclusive hiring decisions through each stage of the process—from writing job descriptions and interviewing strategies to assembling hiring committees.

  • Product-Market Fit

    Adapt to new customer behavior and bring your company to the next level. Founders gain a more complete set of tools to help them navigate the challenges ahead.

  • Dedicated Leadership Coaching

    Especially in moments of crisis, effective team management is critical to a company’s success. Through methodologies and tools, founders learn how to keep up productivity even in uncertain times.

Meet the Founders

  • Joycelyn Mate and Rachael Corson

    Co-Founders at Afrocenchix

  • Christian Facey and Wilfrid Obeng

    Co-Founders at AudioMob

  • Christina Calje

    Co-Founder & CEO at Autheos

  • Osas Omoigiade and Aizar Enciso Dominguez

    Co-Founders at DeepMeta

  • Shirley Billot

    Founder at Kadalys

  • Jermaine Craig

    Founder at Kwanda

  • Moses Osibanjo, Joel Akwenuke, and Cyril Yerifor

    Co-Founders at NewFade

  • Richard Robinson

    CEO & Founder at Robin AI

  • Oyin Solebo and Charles Sekwalor

    Co-Founders at Movemeback

  • Ivan Beckley, Diana Kan Lee, and Ryzard Akita

    Co-Founders at Suvera

  • Elizabeth Nyeko

    Founder & CEO at Modularity Grid

  • Tomide Adesamni

    Co-founder at Circuit Mind

Selected Startups

  • Afrocenchix

    Vegan beauty brand changing the world of Black hair and beauty by putting the health of their community first.

  • AudioMob

    Enabling game developers to monetize games with non-intrusive audio ads.

  • Autheos

    Using machine learning to help businesses improve and personalize video content for their consumers.

  • Circuit Mind

    Building AI software that designs electronics in minutes or even seconds.

  • Deep.Meta

    Software harnessing production data to create products, limit wastage and cut CO2 emissions.

  • Kadalys

    Upcycling banana agri-waste into patented organic skincare that gives back to the local community and nature.

  • Modularity Grid

     Equipping low carbon electrical energy providers with AI that combines deep learning with bleeding-edge electronics.

  • MoveMeBack

    Enabling professionals and organizations to discover and access opportunities and talent anywhere, with a focus on Africa.

  • NewFade

    Direct-to-consumer hair loss solution, solving hair loss for men safely and effectively.

  • Robin AI

    Using machine learning and human intelligence to automate the reading and editing of legal contracts.

  • Suvera

    Creating a virtual healthcare experience that allows doctors to care for patients with long-term conditions with fewer appointments.