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Application window open for the first ‘Google for Startups Accelerator’ in MENA

Google for Startups Accelerator MENA is here

The MENA region is rich in homegrown entrepreneurs which during the pandemic have stepped up to solve for unexpected challenges with innovative technology and resilience.  I’m thrilled to announce that the application window for the first ‘Google for Startups Accelerator: MENA’ program in the region is now open. 

Announced earlier in October as part of its Grow Stronger with Google regional program, ‘Google for Startups Accelerator: MENA’ is a three-month digital accelerator program for Seed to Series A technology startups based in the region. The first cohort will include 10-15 selected MENA-headquartered startups, and will run virtually starting January 2021.

When applying, Google will consider the problem your startup is trying to solve, how it creates value for users and how it addresses a real challenge for your home city, country or the MENA region broadly. Further, Google looks at whether your startup aims to use AI/ML technology in the product, service or operations to help solve current business challenges and successfully scale in the long run.

The application window for the first ‘Google for Startups Accelerator’ program in MENA will remain open until December 31st, 2020. We will announce the selected startups in January 2021.