Last year, we launched our first Google for Startups Growth Academy program for the founders of 15 European cybersecurity startups, providing them with Google’s best security tools, practices and connections. From securing health apps to defending educators to anonymizing sensitive data, we’ve helped enable these companies to make important contributions in the region and beyond, in line with our aim to secure the European digital space.
Today, we are announcing another Google for Startups Growth Academy: AI for Cybersecurity program. And this year we’re opening it for top startups in both Europe and the U.S. Applications are now open.
AI is reshaping nearly every industry — and cybersecurity is no exception. The global market for AI-based cybersecurity products was roughly $15 billion in 2021 and will surge to an estimated $135 billion by 2030. But, like with any growing technology, safe adoption is crucial. Google has been using AI for years and is dedicated to sharing our experiences to help the industry safely and responsibly use the technology, just as we’ve committed ourselves to supporting the growing cybersecurity industry.
Accelerating AI cybersecurity growth with the ‘best of Google’
This exclusive three-month program is designed for the most promising startups that are using AI technology to innovate responsibly in cybersecurity. By accelerating their growth with the best of Google, the program will help startups to increase the number of customers, generate more revenue, and internationalize their business.
AI is one of the most powerful tools that startups have at their disposal, and we want to help them innovate responsibly and use this transformational technology to bring meaningful and positive change to people across the world.