Galway startups encouraged to apply for 8-week Google programme

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Startups from across Galway are being encouraged to apply for Google’s Adopt a Startup Programme which this year launches in an exciting new format.

The new programme will last for 8 weeks and will focus on Priority Growth Areas which can have a huge impact on a startup’s development and success.

The Priority Growth Areas include 4 crucial stages of growth: Understanding Your Customer, Building Your Brand, Growing Globally and Scaling Your Organisation.

The new programme offers startups full support though a series of exclusive lectures and workshops, 1-on-1 on-site support with a team of passionate Googlers, and unique networking opportunities at Google’s EMEA Headquarters.

Paddy Flynn, Director, Google said: “We’ve achieved a lot of success over the past five years but we are always looking at ways to improve our impact.

“We’ve listened to feedback from startups and have reshaped this next iteration of the programme, including reducing the number of startups from 30 to 15 for this cycle.

“This will allow us to deliver a more intensive programme, will focus on 4 crucial stages in a startup’s growth cycle and will give participants more direct engagement with Google experts.

“We hope that this focus will enable them scale more effectively and learn from each other through the programme.”

Following the 8 week programme, each startup will have the opportunity to pitch their growth plan to a panel of select judges, with some unique prizes up for grabs including €10,000 in Google Ads credit and eligibility for the Google Cloud Programme which includes $100,000 in Google Cloud Credit.

Places on the programme are limited to 15 companies, with applications closing on 22 April.

More information can be found here.