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Inviting applications for Google for Startups Accelerator: AI First in India


As home to the world’s third largest startup ecosystem, India's AI startup landscape is booming, with innovative companies tackling challenges across diverse sectors, whether it’s immunitoAI helping discover antibodies faster, SpoofSense helping combat identity fraud, or personalizing videos at scale.

The Google for Startups Accelerator program has enabled startups solving systemic challenges using AI, and this focus is now further sharpened to include startups that are using large language models for generative AI based solutions.

Today we're excited to open applications for the Google for Startups Accelerator: AI First program in India for 2024. The program provides three months of equity-free support to startups solving problems across varied industries and use cases using AI.

The selected startups will receive guidance on building human-centered and responsible AI solutions, access to the Google mentor network, training across design, marketing, and leadership, and access to tech stack credits and the state of the art AI tools.


The Google for Startups Accelerator: AI First is one of the several accelerator programs we offer throughout the year across the world, bringing the best of Google to early-stage startups using artificial intelligence, machine learning and Cloud technology to tackle some of the most urgent global challenges.

Who should apply?

Startups that meet the following criteria are eligible to apply:

  • Based in India
  • Using AI in their core solution or product, including generative AI
  • Preferably between Seed to Series A stages

How to apply?

To learn more and apply, visit the website. ​​Join one of our weekly virtual open forums happening on Fridays, 4-5 PM (IST) to learn more and get your questions answered - register here to join.