Launchpad Accelerator

Launchpad regional accelerators are tailored specifically to their local markets, and provide access to the best of Google - its people, network, and advanced technologies - helping startups build great products. In addition to our accelerators, Launchpad regional initiatives include exclusive events, mentorship opportunities, and trainings. Keep an eye out for opportunities to participate in over 40 countries around the world.

The program

As part of all Launchpad regional accelerators, startups receive:
  • Equity-free support

  • Access to Google engineers and intensive mentoring from 20+ teams

  • Access to silicon valley experts and top local mentors

  • PR training and global media opportunities

  • Close partnership with Google for three months (new classes are accepted twice a year)

Launchpad Accelerator Africa

For top seed-stage African startups

If you’re building a great business or product in Africa, for Africa we should work together! Launchpad Accelerator Africa accepts applications from startups located in Algeria, Botswana, Cameroon, Cote D'ivoire, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, and Zimbabwe.

Launchpad Accelerator Brazil

For top growth-stage Brazilian startups

We want to find and develop leaders who will foster the next generation of Brazilian unicorns! Based at Google’s Campus São Paulo, startups will have specialized product support, as well as access to Google’s AI / ML, Cloud, Android, and Web experts.

Launchpad Accelerator India

For top seed to growth stage Indian startups

Launchpad Accelerator India, based in Bengaluru, is focused on supporting great startups that are solving for India specific challenges using AI/ML. Startups will receive mentorship and support from the best of Google in AI/ML, Cloud, UX, Android, Web, Product Strategy and Marketing.

Launchpad Accelerator Israel

For top growth-stage Israeli startups

Launchpad Accelerator Israel is focused on helping the most promising applied-ML startups in Israel develop great products. All Launchpad Israel startups will receive a wide array of training, including support on a strategic technical project.

Launchpad Accelerator Japan

For top seed to growth stage Japanese startups

Launchpad Accelerator Japan supports Japanese startups focused on using AI/ML with a global mindset. All accepted startups will receive mentorship and support from the best of Google in AI/ML, Cloud, UX, Android, Web, Product Strategy, and Marketing. They’ll also be invited to international immersion programs.

Launchpad Accelerator Mexico

For top seed to growth stage Latin American startups

Launchpad Accelerator Mexico, based at Centraal in Mexico City, supports startups in Hispanic America focused on using AI/ML with a global mindset. All accepted startups will receive mentorship and support from the best of Google and our global mentor network in AI/ML, Cloud, UX, Android & Google Play, Web, Product Strategy, and Marketing.

Indie Games Accelerator

For top indie game startups from select countries

Indie Games Accelerator is a six-month program for startups from select countries in Asia, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America that are looking to supercharge their growth on Android. This is a special edition of the Launchpad Accelerator program, designed in close collaboration with Google Play, featuring a comprehensive gaming curriculum and mentorship from top mobile gaming experts.