After launching their first Canadian accelerator earlier this year, Google Startups has shifted their focus to women-identifying entrepreneurs with a new initiative: the Google for Startups Accelerator for Women Founders.

Women-led tech startups are encouraged to apply to the Accelerator; applications are open until July 22 and 10 to 12 cohorts will be accepted. The program is best suited for Seed to Series A revenue generating tech startups, headquartered in the United States and Canada.

The program begins on September 28 and will run virtually until December 4. Those participating can anticipate detailed technical training and high-level strategic development opportunities with Google’s machine learning, people, product and growth labs.

“We are committed to supporting the startup community in North America, and we’re thrilled to bring an additional offering to the Canadian startup ecosystem,” said Ashley Francisco, head of startup developer ecosystem, Canada in a statement. “Part of our focus is to create opportunity for diverse communities, and we’ll use the best of Google’s people, network and advanced technologies to help women founders build and scale successful products and businesses, and bridge the gap between men and women in the startup ecosystem.”


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