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Google for Startups Residency

Grow your startup with the best of Google

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Designed for you to succeed

Google for Startups Residency brings growth-stage startups the best of Google's products, connections, and best practices. Each startup receives tailored mentorship and workspace at Google for Startups Campuses in London, Madrid, São Paulo, Seoul, Tel Aviv, and Warsaw.

Our upcoming class of Residency program in London is focused on Machine Learning startups. We’re looking for companies that are using ML technology to drive positive change and tackle global issues.

The Program

Highlights for participating startups

  • Google's Products

    We offer personalized support, education, and credits for Google products to give startups the tools to build their businesses simply and quickly.

  • Google's Connections

    We connect startups to Googlers, to one another, and to our community, to give them the network they need to grow. Google for Startups has partners in over 135 countries to support startups with global ambitions.

  • Google's Best Practices

    From OKR-setting and hiring to product management, we share our best practices to support the strategic and measurable growth of your business at scale.

Meet our Alumni

“Since we joined Residency, we hired a bunch of great people, brought our product on leaps and bounds, and doubled our number of customers. We also relied on the connections to a broad Google network that helped us to raise a funding round of £1.5M.”

-Jason Pinto, Cofounder of Pace

Jason Pinto Cofounder of Pace
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Who should apply

Both Campus members and non-members can apply for this program. They will be evaluated based on the criteria below by the Google for Startups team, a panel of industry experts and Googlers.

This two stage process involves an online application and in person interviews for shortlisted startups.

We’re looking for teams who are:

  • Using Machine Learning technology
  • Mission-driven and committed to creating a world that works for everyone
  • Working full-time on their startup
  • Demonstrating traction, ideally between Seed and Series A stage
  • Building a scalable product or service
  • Committed to fully attending the program (5-6 months)
  • Willing to give back and contribute to the local startup community

Key Dates

  • January 24th 2020

    Application Closes
  • Week of January 27th 2020

    Open Mentoring day for shortlisted startups
  • February 3rd 2020

    Startup selection announcement
  • March 2nd - May 31st 2020

    Program duration

Our Alumni

  • The first class of Residency was at Google for Startups Campus in São Paulo in 2016, and the program has expanded to London, Madrid, Seoul, and Warsaw. Each Campus tailors the program to the needs of the local startup ecosystem. Learn more about startups that participated in the Residency in London.

  • USD $546,000,000

    funding raised by the Google for Startups startups community in 2018


    jobs created by the Google for Startups community in 2018

Our Residency Cohort

  • Autsera

    A VR mobile game designed to help children with autism understand social situations.

    London Woman Founder
  • Compare Ethics
    Compare Ethics

    A search platform that allows consumers to easily find sustainable and ethical products that are right for them.

    London Woman Founder
  • FroHub

    An online marketplace for appointments and products tailored to black hair care.

    London Woman Founder
  • Leaf Envy
    Leaf Envy

    A plant brand that provides you with tailored plant recommendations, care tips and watering reminders.

    London Woman Founder
  • Maji

    Using AI and behavioural nudges to help solve the nation’s pension crisis

    London Woman Founder
  • Pexxi

    A platform for female health that dismisses the ‘one size fits all’ approach to female contraception.

    London Woman Founder
  • Tickitto

    An intelligent pocket concierge that offers its users a personalised ticket buying experience.

    London Woman Founder
  • TIFY

    A search engine for consumer data analytics that is making the mining of user-generated data ethical and affordable.

    London Woman Founder
  • Vinehealth

    Using AI and behaviour science to improve cancer outcomes by tracking symptoms, side effects, medications and lifestyle data.

    London Woman Founder
  • YHangry

    An affordable way to hire restaurant-calibre chefs to cook you a bespoke meal in your home.

    London Woman Founder

Meet our Alumni

Karan arrived in Canada as a five-year-old war refugee from Sri Lanka and began his entrepreneurial career as a paperboy. Inspired by a high school mentor who taught him how to invest, he went on to become an analyst with Barclays in London.But Karan wanted to fix the inefficiencies he saw in the finance industry. He left his job, joined the Campus London community, and started WealthKernel - a platform helping banks serve customers in a more simple and cost-effective way.

During the six-month Campus Residency program, Karan grew his team by 40%, raised £90K in additional capital, and completed a live trade in the financial markets, a real milestone for the platform they had been building. Since then, WealthKernel have launched a new consumer product, WealthSmart, a new online investment tool, and continues to grow.

"We got access to mentors, experienced founders, and Google employees who provided valuable support and expertise to help us scale. Campus has broadened my horizons as an entrepreneur -it opened my eyes to everything I didn't know but needed to. It really fosters your growth, and meeting people from all walks of life adds to that."

- Karan Shanmugarajah, Founder of WealthKernel

Find out more about WealthKernel


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