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Growth Academy

A virtual program designed to support startup founders.

Growth Academy is a virtual program designed to support startup founders with essential growth skills for their companies. Throughout the one-month program, 8-12 selected startups have the opportunity to meet Google mentors who'll offer insights and action plans focused on optimizing their current strategies, promoting growth, and sharing international opportunities.

The one-month program includes workshops, mentoring sessions, and networking, where Google mentors, analysts, and external industry experts will support startups with their growth strategies.

Growth Academy: Health and Wellbeing - Evaluating Companies

Program Highlights

  • Set and Track OKRs

    Learn how to use Google’s goal-setting methodology to define your goals for the program, set ambitious targets, and track progress.

  • Google’s Products

    Learn how to get the most out of Google Products to improve your online presence and customer acquisition.

  • Networking Opportunities

    We believe finding community and exploring new ways of collaborating is the key to innovation. Meet and connect with founders working in the same sector to grow your network and your startup.

  • Internationalization: Product-Market Fit

    Learn about new international opportunities, as well as strategies to expand your business to new markets. Adapt to new customer behavior and take your company to the next level. Founders gain a more complete set of tools to help them navigate the challenges ahead.

  • Metrics

    Learn how to use metrics to improve your startup's data culture and boost growth.

Who should apply?

Google is looking for early growth-stage startups that fit the following criteria:

  • Spain and Portugal-based startups that use technology to help build the future of health, wellbeing, or lifestyle (health, mental health, healthy habits, food, meditation, exercise, time management, family support, etc.)
  • B2C companies at Seed to Series A stage
  • Companies building an innovative scalable product or service demonstrating traction (users, revenue)
  • Companies with a diverse team willing to give back to the community

*Please note that the founders are expected to participate in all program sessions

Key Dates

  • April 6th

    Applications open

  • April 23rd

    Applications close

  • May 17th

    Selected startups announced

  • June 1st

    Program begins

  • June 30th

    Program ends

Past Programs

Meet our startups from previous editions

Growth Academy: TravelTech startups

  • Chekin

    Software solution for guest registration, providing a frictionless check-in experience for the travel industry.

  • Doinn

    Marketplace that allows property managers to have access to the best & certified cleaning and linen rental providers in each city.

  • Hotelbreak

    Online booking platform that offers access for the day, to live experiences in the best hotels for local residents and tourists.

  • Mondo

    Taylormade travel insurance with a highly competitive price-quality ratio and full customer support experience.

  • Nicehop

    Personalized travel bargains sent straight to the Whatsapp account on the client’s mobile phone.

  • Passporter

    Passporter is the space to share and plan trips. With more than 2,500 destinations and more than 800,000 experiences shared, Passporter launches its new revenue share model.

  • Routier

    Task management system with an Al Guest Service Agent that assists in providing superb service & information to hotel guests, while reducing the team's workload.

  • Spazious

    Leaders in the production of 3D, VR and 360º content for hotels contributing to revenue increase, higher conversion rates, and enhanced teams efficiency and productivity.

  • STAYmyway

    Affordable, safe and secure cloud-based mobile phone based key and access management tool designed for Hotels and Short Rentals.

  • Transparent

    Data intelligence provider for the vacation rental industry, empowering property managers, investors and hotels to make smarter revenue, distribution and investment decisions.

  • Triporate

    Intelligent platform that solves all business travel needs, through its artificial intelligence the platform allows more efficient management of corporate traveling.

  • Xmigrations

    Online marketplace that allows customers to book travel activities (tours, experiences or tickets).

Growth Academy: E-commerce startups

  • All Zone

    An online shop with great prizes and personalized customer support.

  • Barner

    High-quality blue light glasses for the digital generation.

  • Chronoexpert

    Chronoexpert is a leading platform for buying luxury products, currently focused on premium and luxury watch brands. We offer consciously curated, tech-based products and exceptional customer service from start to finish.

  • D. Franklin

    We sell clothing, shoes, and accessories that are high on style and competitive on price. D. Franklin is a hot, avant-garde brand whose dynamic production is in constant evolution.

  • Freshly Cosmetics

    Our mission is to create innovative, healthy, and natural cosmetics based on the needs and dreams of our customers. Our goal is to revolutionize the cosmetics world. We believe in a future where people and the planet are at the center of everything.

  • Laconicum

    Laconicum is an online store for the pioneers, beauty freaks, and adventurous souls.

  • Minishoes

    We are a reference brand in online children's footwear 100% made in Spain.

  • Sepiia

    Sepiia is smart-fashion engineered to make your life easier while taking care of the planet. We use engineering, science, and innovation to create clothes that adapt to your needs.

  • Tot-em

    Tot-em designs jewelry pieces with the sound waves of your voice. Record any sound on our website and a few days later, you'll receive a physical object which contains your recorded sound.

  • Tropicfeel

    Tropicfeel is about bringing the excitement of travel to everyday life. Travel is for everyone, everywhere, 365 days a year. It doesn’t mean flying to the other side of the world. Traveling closer to home can be just as exciting, challenging, and rewarding.

  • Tuvalum

    Europe's most trusted marketplace for pre-owned bicycles.

  • Volava

    Volava is a fitness company that sells hardware—bicycles, treadmills, boxing kits, and online subscriptions to online live classes.