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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 in Madrid 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.

Startup Advisors Summit

As a part of the Residency Program, Google for Startups also hosts Startup Advisors Summit, which brings together a group of highly experienced Google mentors from all across the world to pair up with the program's startups for hands-on problem-solving, focusing on their top challenges. Aside from their projects with the startups, the advisors will also host open online Live Sessions for the entire community. Get to know the group of advisors and sign up for the open Live Sessions.

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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

Our Current Residents

  • Deplace logo

    From creating a professional ad to the closing process, Deplace helps selling your house for a flat fee of 2,990 euros.

    Madrid Construction / Real Estate Woman Founder
  • Fundeen logo

    Fundeen is the first Spanish crowdfunding platform that democratizes renewable energy investments making them accessible to everyone from as low as 500 €.

    Madrid Social Impact
  • GoParity logo

    GoParity is a personal finance and investment app that connects people and companies with impactful projects in need of funding: where fintech meets cleantech.

    Madrid Fintech
  • Frontity

    Heepsy provides technology for influencer marketing efforts, helping companies and agencies find, analyse and contact people with large social media audiences.

    Madrid Advertising
  • Idoven

    They seek to detect heart problems at an early stage to prevent diseases such as myocardial infarction and sudden cardiac death by offering top-quality cardiologic reports supported by AI algorithms.

    Madrid Health / Medical
  • Navilens

    Empowers visually-impaired people through a 2D code using a computer vision algorithm. Detected by the camera of a mobile device, interprets the information, and transmits it for autonomous guidance.

    Madrid Other Woman Founder
  • Obuu

    OBUU has developed STOCKWATCH, a software suite able to define Cost vs Efficiency curves linking directly the investment in spare parts, discardable units, specific tools, or all together.

    Madrid Data & Analytics
  • Student Finance
    Student Finance

    Student Finance is a Fintech company focused on helping partner schools and universities financing students’ education through Income-Share-Agreements (ISA), to help increase educational opportunity.

    Madrid Fintech Woman Founder
  • YData

    Generates usable and shareable smart synthetic data in three phases: Ingest the original data; Process the data and train our deep learning model; Generate new data with no link to the original one.

    Madrid Data & Analytics Woman Founder

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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