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Growth Academy

A virtual program designed to support startup founders.

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Program overview

Growth Academy is a Google for Startups program designed to support startup founders with essential growth skills and internationalization strategies for their companies. Throughout the two-month program, a small group of selected startups will have the opportunity to work with mentors from Google, who'll offer their experience, insights, and action plans focused on optimizing startups’ customer acquisition, growth strategies, and support with internationalization processes. The program includes a combination of workshops, mentoring sessions, and networking, where Google teams and external industry experts will support startups with their growth strategies.

Growth Academy: Sustainability

Google for Startups is looking for startups that are creating a more sustainable world by helping other businesses or individuals to reduce their environmental footprint, measuring their impacts and creating more sustainable operations. If this is your company's mission, apply to this program!

Program benefits

  • 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 that 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, learn from others, and contribute to a bigger community of founders alike.

  • Internationalization: product-market fit

    Receive support from mentors and Google teams on new international opportunities, including strategies and best practices to expand your business to new markets. Adapt to new customer behavior and take your company to the next level.

  • Metrics

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

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Who should apply

For this edition of the Google for Startups Growth Academy, we are looking for startups that are promoting a more sustainable world through technology by supporting other businesses or individuals with their transition to a more sustainable future. Some of the prerequisites to apply to the program are:

  • a diverse team
  • building an innovative and scalable product or service
  • demonstrating traction (users, revenue)
  • ideally between Pre-Seed and Series A
  • fully committed to the entire duration of the program
  • based in the Iberia Region

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Key dates 2022

  • June 8th

    Applications open

  • July 13th

    Applications close

  • September 7th

    Selected startups announced

  • September 12th

    Program kick off

  • November 11th

    Graduation

Past programs

Meet our startups from previous sessions.

Health and Wellbeing: selected startups

TravelTech: selected startups

E-commerce: selected startups