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The inaugural cohort of startups selected into the Google for Startups Accelerator: Black Founders are using technology to solve a wide range of complex challenges. From helping Americans to get out of debt to improving the healthcare system for at-risk youth to increasing sales for small businesses, we're inspired and honored to work alongisde these twelve companies over three months to solve their most pressing technical and business needs.

To meet the selection criteria, each of these startups is: using AI/ML to solve their business challenges, generating revenue, and between their Seed to Series A in funding stage or equivalent.

Chicago, IL

4Degrees is an AI-enabled customer relationship management platform for professional services like banking, consulting, and real estate.

San Francisco, CA

Clerkie is a debt relief marketplace that helps people get out of debt through automation.

Los Angeles, CA

Florence is a demand labor marketplace for healthcare organizations and an integrated accredited degree granting online nursing school.

Dallas, TX

Kanarys is a Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) focused SaaS platform that gives companies clear metrics to diagnose, prioritize, and optimize DEI efforts.

Durham, NC

LoanWell is a End-to-End platform for Lenders with Intake, Origination, Underwriting, Closing, Servicing, & Reporting all in one platform.

Memphis, TN

MedHaul is a tech-enabled marketplace for finding and booking safe, skilled special needs transportation.

Newark, NJ

MindRight Health provides culturally responsive mental health coaching over text message to communities of color and low-income families.

Mckinney, TX

ShearShare is the first mobile marketplace for stylists to manage and grow their small business on their terms, starting with space to work.

Atlanta, GA

TQ Intelligence uses voice recognition technology and AI to measure toxic stress and transform trauma care.

Austin, TX

Upswing partners with colleges and institutions to reverse the dropout rate of online and non-traditional students.

Louisville, KY

WeatherCheck monitors and measures weather damage to help insurance carriers reduce their overall claims expense.

San Mateo, CA

ZeroStoreFront uses data analytics to help small businesses acquire users, increase revenue, and retain customers.