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Founders Academy

Equipping APAC women founders with leadership skills to grow their startups.

Program Overview

Founders Academy is a 12-week, skill-building mentorship program for women-led startups in APAC. It is designed to help founders improve their leadership skills, strengthen their team relationships, and address their unique growth challenges including capital and funding. Through group workshops and 1:1 coaching run by Google advisors and industry experts, we aim to support founders solve roadblocks and take their companies to the next level.

All workshops and coaching sessions will be in English.

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Criteria

  • An APAC-based startup with at least one woman founder
  • Building an innovative and scalable product or service
  • Demonstrating traction (users, revenue)
  • Ideally between Seed to Series A stage
  • Willing to give back and contribute to the local startup community
  • Fully committed to the entire duration of the program (minimum of three hours per week)

Program Highlights

  • Workshops and Skill-Building Sessions

    Through hands-on learning, we share Google’s methodologies to tackle key challenges for women-led startups.

  • Networking and Mentorship

    To connect and empower founders, we bring together a community of Google advisors, venture capitalists, as well as business and culture executives. With a women-focused approach, selected startups will work with a dedicated mentor to help address their unique challenges.

Meet our Startups

Ten women-founded startups from Korea, Singapore, Indonesia, India, and Japan

  • Kokozi, Meet our Startups, Founders Academy, Campus Seoul, Google for Startups
    Kokozi

    Kokozi offers an extensive audio content platform and a dedicated audio device for children offering a unique audio experience that helps enhance their imagination.

    Location: Korea

  • CODIT, Meet our Startups, Founders Academy, Campus Seoul, Google for Startups
    CODIT

    CODIT helps companies navigate legal, regulatory, and policy risks and opportunities through an AI data intelligence platform.

    Location: Korea

  • EngageRocket, Meet our Startups, Founders Academy, Campus Seoul, Google for Startups
    EngageRocket

    EngageRocket is a cloud-based software that empowers organizations to improve employee experience with a strategy and action platform powered by relevant and timely people data.

    Location: Singapore

  • Cove, Meet our Startups, Founders Academy, Campus Seoul, Google for Startups
    Cove

    Cove is a co-living company putting renters first. We make it easier, faster, and more flexible to rent comfortable homes at honest prices.

    Location: Singapore

  • ErudiFi, Meet our Startups, Founders Academy, Campus Seoul, Google for Startups
    ErudiFi

    ErudiFi is a mission-driven technology company focused on expanding access to education in Southeast Asia.

    Location: Singapore

  • PRIEDS, Meet our Startups, Founders Academy, Campus Seoul, Google for Startups
    PRIEDS

    PRIEDS is an ERP and IoT Technology SaaS for SMEs and enterprises with a mission to help businesses grow with digital transformation.

    Location: Indonesia

  • Aruna, Meet our Startups, Founders Academy, Campus Seoul, Google for Startups
    Aruna

    Aruna is an integrated fisheries platform that connects small-scale fishermen to the global market through technology.

    Location: Indonesia

  • Zealth-AI, Meet our Startups, Founders Academy, Campus Seoul, Google for Startups
    Zealth-AI

    Zealth-AI is a digital, remote monitoring, and patient engagement platform that offers the easiest and fastest way to manage cancer.

    Location: India

  • BrainSightAI, Meet our Startups, Founders Academy, Campus Seoul, Google for Startups
    BrainSightAI

    BrainSightAI builds a neuroinformatics platform, VoxelBox, that uses a combination of cutting-edge imaging modalities, AI, and 3D simulation to help solve the most pressing problems in the mental health space.

    Location: India

  • DATA VIZ LAB, Meet our Startups, Founders Academy, Campus Seoul, Google for Startups
    DATA VIZ LAB

    DATA VIZ LAB is a data analytics and visualization consulting company with a cloud-based platform that helps brands navigate their data.

    Location: Japan

Meet our Alumni

Seven women-founded startups from Japan, Korea, Indonesia, and India

  • Grip

    Grip is a high-quality, live-streaming, e-commerce platform where sellers can seamlessly interact with online customers.

    Location: Korea

  • Mabo

    Mabo is a guided mindfulness meditation app that offers a safe space for users to practice mindfulness individually and to connect with others to improve their mental wellbeing.

    Location: Korea

  • Latona

    Latona provides an automated system using edge computing solutions for factories and unmanned retail stores for a more secure and cost-effective environment.

    Location: Japan

  • Stroly

    Stroly is an online platform that offers illustrated maps with real-time GPS data for entertainment, lifestyle, and travel-related purposes.

    Location: Japan

  • Gadjian

    Gadjian is a Software as a Service (SaaS) application that helps SMEs’ HR operations, such as keeping track of their employees’ pay and income tax deductions.

    Location: Indonesia

  • Halosis

    Halosis offers a fast, simple, and personal e-commerce solution that helps businesses convert social media chats into sales.

    Location: Indonesia

  • Zyla

    Zyla is a digital healthcare management platform that offers personalized, real-time service for chronic patients.

    Location: India

For program-related questions, please contact seoul@campus.co