Launchpad is a global mentoring program that helps startups build and scale great products by matching them with the best of Google - its people, network, and advanced technologies.

Launchpad is helping raise the ceiling of what’s possible for startups around the world.

With a global network of over 1,500 mentors and over 500 investors and partners, Launchpad mentors have delivered over 50,000 hours of one-on-one startup mentorship to date.

Our newest program, Launchpad Africa, is now accepting applications.

How does Launchpad’s mentor program work?

Launchpad’s mentors are world-class experts from both Google and across the industry. They work directly with Launchpad startups on product, tech, UI / UX, marketing, and more.

  • Launchpad connects startups to Google’s external network of the world’s leading experts
  • Launchpad works with product teams across Google, from Firebase to Cloud to AdWords
  • Launchpad gives startups insider-access to Google resources, products, and technologies

How is it different? Launchpad’s mentorship model uniquely tracks the advice that mentors give startups. Over time, our data tells us what advice works well against specific startup problems, and what doesn’t. That data is building an ever-refined methodology for startup success.

Why does Google support Launchpad? Most startups fail. But more success isn’t just good for startups, it’s good for Google too. Launchpad shares proven best practices with our startups, mentors, and partners, creating a cycle that benefits Google and startup ecosystems around the world.

Our Startups

See testimonials from startups we’ve mentored and learn how Launchpad can help you build a successful company.

Our Mentors

Interested in becoming a mentor? Hear from our current mentors on their motivation to give back to the startup community.