Google for Startups Accelerator: AI First Program Now in India – Eligibility and Application Details

Google for Startups Accelerator AI First Program Now in India – Eligibility and Application Details

India’s vibrant startup ecosystem, ranked third globally, is witnessing a remarkable surge in AI-driven innovation. From ImmunitoAI’s accelerated antibody discovery to SpoofSense’s identity fraud prevention and’s pioneering video personalization capabilities, AI startups are reshaping industries across the nation.

Recognizing the transformative potential of AI startups, Google has bolstered its support through the Google for Startups Accelerator program. Now, this initiative extends its reach to startups harnessing large language models for generative AI solutions.

In a recent announcement, Google unveiled the launch of applications for the Google for Startups Accelerator: AI First program in India for 2024. This program offers three months of equity-free support to startups addressing various industry challenges using AI.

Selected startups will receive expert guidance in crafting human-centered and responsible AI solutions. They’ll gain access to Google’s extensive mentor network, receive training in design, marketing, and leadership, and access tech stack credits and cutting-edge AI tools.

A Google spokesperson remarked, “The Google for Startups Accelerator: AI First underscores our commitment to nurturing early-stage startups worldwide, leveraging AI, machine learning, and cloud technology to tackle global challenges.”

Eligible startups, preferably at the Seed to Series A stages, must be based in India and have AI as a core component of their solution, including generative AI.

To apply, interested startups can visit the program’s website. Google also invites entrepreneurs to join weekly virtual open forums every Friday from 4-5 PM (IST) to gain insights and address queries. Registration for these sessions is available on the program’s website.