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Women Founders Academy: APAC

Equipping 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's designed to help founders improve their leadership skills, strengthen their team relationships, and address their unique growth challenges like 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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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.

Key Dates

  • Application Deadline:

    June 25, 2021

  • Program Begins:

    August 23, 2021

  • Program Ends:

    November 12, 2021

Selection Criteria for Startups

  • 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 a week)

Applications are now closed. Successful applicants will receive individual notifications by email.

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