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Founders Academy

Engaging founders, growing leaders, deepening connections.

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About the program

The Google for Startups Founders Academy program arms startup founders with research-based strategies and coaching to take their leadership and people management skills to the next level. For three months, each cohort is given access to expert mentorship, wellbeing support, and strategy workshops to address their holistic needs and move their startup forward.

Key benefits

Founders Academy is designed around key themes to bring the best of Google to selected startups.

  • Office Hours: Individual leadership coaching and ad-hoc support

    Coaching time provided by Google mentors and industry experts. Work on short-term topics or work on what you, your co-founder team, or your organization needs right now.

  • Facilitated peer coaching

    A curated, intimate group of fellow founders meeting to learn from and support each other in a professionally facilitated setting.

  • Adaptive resilience program

    Develop the ability to recover from adversity, adapt and thrive by building the capacity to be productive, resourceful, and creative while dealing with changing circumstances or adversity.

  • Make time at work

    Actively and intentionally make better use of your time at work. This track helps entrepreneurs and professional teams actively and intentionally make better use of their time at work.

Selected startups

Meet the founders of the Women edition

Eleven women-founded startups from Spain and Portugal.

Previous cohort

Being a part of the community, talking to people in the network who are so amazing and proactive in helping you is very powerful. There are lots of great ideas that come out of simple conversations. The Google for Startups Founders Academy program is like a bridge. It connected me with lots of interesting people, fellow Founders and Google mentors, creating valuable links.

Blanca Vidal

Co-founder at Deplace

founder of Deplace