Announcing AI First Accelerator for startups in the Middle East and Turkey

From paving the way for economic revival and confronting climate change, and from empowering underrepresented entrepreneurs to rethinking healthcare, startups across the Middle East, North Africa (MENA), and Turkey are unlocking opportunities that could profoundly enhance the lives of billions and fuel economic development. 

AI has emerged as the sharpest tool for startups spearheading solutions to the world’s biggest challenges. To help these startups navigate the rapidly evolving AI landscape, Google’s Accelerator team is offering a 10-week, equity-free program for AI first startups based in MENA and Turkey. Designed for Seed and Series A startups, the Google for Startups Accelerator: AI First program helps them build and scale responsibly with AI and ML from the ground up.

Participants gain access to experts from Google Cloud and Google DeepMind through a mix of in-person and virtual activities, 1:1 mentoring, and group learning sessions. The program also features deep dives and workshops on product design, business growth, and leadership development. Selected startups benefit from dedicated Google AI technical expertise and receive credits via the Google for Startups Cloud Program. We will continue supporting these companies via the Google for Startups alumni network.

Interested? We’re accepting applications until August 18, 2024, and the  AI First Accelerator: MENA-T will kick off in October. Apply here.