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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 practices. Each startup receives tailored mentorship and workspace at Google for Startups Campuses.

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 help 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.

  • Cost and Equity Free

    Residency is cost and equity free. All we ask of our founders is that they engage fully in the program, and share what they’ve learnt so far with our broader Campus community.

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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 and a panel of venture capitalists, Googlers and industry experts.

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

We’re looking for teams who are:

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

Key Dates

We’re accepting applications from startups for our next class of Google for Startups Residency. It will take place at Google for Startups Campus Madrid from February 4th to the end of June.

  • October

    2 October – 15 November

    Applications Open

  • November

    6 November – 17 December

    Startups evaluation and interviews

  • December

    17 December

    Finalists startups announcement

  • January

    14 – 15 January

    Bootcamp at Google for Startups Campus for finalists

  • January

    21 January

    Selected startups announcement

  • February

    4 February

    Startups move to Campus and residency kickoff

Our Alumni

  • The first class of Campus Residency was at Campus 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. We're now working with the second class of residents at Campus Madrid. Discover who they are below.

  • 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

Get to know our current Residency class

  • adoptaunabuelo logo is an app to connect generations in order to combat isolation for the elders, while young people learn values and experiences during the visits.

    Madrid Health / Medical
  • ApetEat logo

    ApetEat is a digital corporate catering services company. They fulfill a daily necessity: serving lunch in an inconvenient context, the office, as well as adding value to the company.

    Madrid Ecommerce / Consumer
  • Doinn logo

    Doinn is a platform that allows short-rental property managers to buy cleaning, laundry, linen rental and checkin services to professional hospitality vendors in a few seconds.

    Madrid Travel / Hospitality Woman Founder
  • Frontity

    Frontity uses the latest web tech to significantly improve WordPress performance on mobile devices, offering a great UX to readers.

    Madrid Publishing / Content Creation
  • NeuroDigital

    NeuroDigital enables the Sense of Touch into XR thanks to Avatar VR glove. Haptics, Motion Capture and built-in Smart Controller capabilities to achieve a truly immersive experience.

    Madrid Gaming / E-sports
  • RatedPower

    RatedPower finds the smartest way to maximize the value of solar power plants. Their cloud-based SaaS scans millions of iterations until finding the best configuration. 4 weeks of work into 5 minutes.

    Madrid Energy
  • Routive

    Routive is a website for travellers who want to travel on their own but look for reliability. Book routes with local drivers and guides, and activities in Indonesia and Morocco.

    Madrid Travel / Hospitality
  • Tot-em

    Tot-em designs jewelry pieces with the sound waves of your voice. Enter and record any sound. A few days later, you'll receive a real object that contains that sound.

    Madrid Ecommerce / Consumer

Meet our Alumni

“Joining Residency is like winning the lottery. If you get in, you’ll totally see the difference. In just 6 months, you get to grow as much as in 2 years by yourself. Residency is a program that provides real value, it works because it’s tailored-made and able to help you improve your weaknesses. It also surrounds you with a very strong network, not only founders, but also advisors. It's like having all Google’s resources and network on hand, working for you”.

-Pablo Postigo, CEO & Cofounder of Frontity

Pablo Postigo, CEO & Cofounder of Frontity


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