About the program
Every year, Google for Startups Advisor Summit brings an experienced group of Google mentors from across the world to support the local startup community with hands-on problem-solving for a two-week immersion. Startup Advisors Summit will be going online in 2020. We’re taking advantage of this opportunity to involve more Googlers to reach and impact more startups, as they won’t need to travel. We have also extended the duration of the program from two weeks to the whole month of June. This passionate and accomplished group of 19 mentors will be working during this time with the 19 startups from the combined Residency programs from Google for Startups Campus in Brazil and Spain. This will allow us to expand the reach of the program and do open Live Sessions for both communities, so that all startups can benefit from them. Startup Advisors Summit is a part of Google for Startups Residency, a program bringing growth-stage startups the best of Google's products, connections, and best practices, through tailored mentoring and workspace at our Campuses in Madrid, São Paulo, Seoul, and Tel Aviv.
Open live sessions
We’re launching online Live Sessions to share expertise from top Google mentors with the whole global Campus community. These YouTube Live Sessions will cover topics from product excellence to company culture, in order to address the diverse needs of startups.
Follow the user: How to build your product excellence capabilities from scratch
Anna Potanina, Mobile User Experience and Conversion Specialist at Google
Join this session with a Google UX expert, as she shares A/B test-ready best practices and processes for your websites or apps that you can adopt within your startup.
Customer experience: Driving positive perceptions of your brand
Dante Otero, Head of gUP User Evolution & gTech Users at Google and Rohit Shawarikar, Lead - Devices & Services, APAC Customer Care at Google
Google experts focus on critical topics related to customer experience, from multi-channel user support to key metrics and tools to the relationship between customer experience and the organization.
Company Culture: How can it drive long-term business growth?
Monali Shah, People Partner at Waymo
Learn why it's so important to build a consistent organizational culture and how it can boost your startup, keeping your employees happy.
Meet our 2020 edition advisors
Watch past sessions
Mergers and acquisitions
With Seshu Ajjarapu (Principal of Corporate Development Integration, Google)
In this session, Seshu discusses the process of merger and acquisitions deals at Google and answers commonly asked questions.
Building products that matter
With Matthew Conroy (Product Manager Lead, AdSense), Cristina Stancu-Mara (Engineering Manager Lead, Android), and Ivan Kuznetsov (Product Manager at AI/ML research team, Google)
In this event, they had an open talk with the audience about building products that matter and shared expertise with Brazilian product managers.
Winning on the mobile web
With Claire Illmer (UX Manager, Google)
Learn how to increase conversions for your company by improving your mobile websites.