Google Cloud Startup Summit introduces benefits for AI startups

Google Cloud is committed to supporting the growth and advancement of startups, with particular focus on helping startups looking to build and scale. We’re seeing tremendous innovation from startups choosing Google Cloud to advance their generative AI development, thanks to our fully-managed and serverless data, AI, and infrastructure solutions. That’s why today’s Startup Summit, and announcements, are focused on AI.

Following our March 14th announcement that we were expanding the Google for Startups Cloud Program with exclusive benefits for AI startups, we’re excited to announce that the program is now live. Starting today, eligible seed to series A startups that use AI as their core technology to develop their primary products or solutions can apply here. This gives them access to all the Google for Startups Cloud Program benefits, including:

Up to $350,000 USD over two years in Google Cloud credits 
For Google Cloud and Firebase usage covered in:

  • Year 1: 100% up to $250,000 USD in Google Cloud credits [1] (includes standard program credits plus an additional $150,000 USD for the AI startup program)

  • Year 2: 20% up to an additional $100,000 USD in Google Cloud credits

Technical & collaboration support
We’re providing credits to allow AI startups access to fast, high-quality Customer Care Enhanced Support, access to Google Cloud Startup Customer Engineers, and a dedicated Startup Success Manager to accelerate onboarding with Google Cloud. We’re also offering 12 months of freeGoogle Workspace Business Plus for new sign-ups.

Additional AI benefits, such as access to AI experts, training, and resources include: 

Webinars & live Q&A sessions 
Exclusive access to join webinars and live Q&As with our Google Cloud AI product managers, engineers, and developers.

Insight into AI innovation
Direct visibility into Google Cloud’s latest AI advances and product roadmap.

Hands-on AI learning labs
Free access to advanced hands-on learning labs focused on AI/ML and the latest Google Cloud technology.

Exclusive AI ISV/Saas startup access toBuilt with Google Cloud AI 
Access to the AI Center of Excellence, tools and training, co-marketing, and amplification on Google Cloud Marketplace. These resources have historically been available only to AI enterprise ISV/SaaS companies, but will now also be offered to ISV/SaaS startups in our program.

Dedicated AI technical guidance, workshops, and best practices
Architectural guidance and best practices to get started  and build with Google Cloud AI solutions, including technical deep dives and hands-on workshops.

We’re also excited to announce an inaugural North American Google for Startups Accelerator: Cloud. This 10-week virtual Accelerator is equity-free and best suited for cloud-native startups leveraging AI and ML in their operations.  Designed to help prepare for the next phase of the growth journey, participating startups will work with the best of Google’s programs, products, people, and technology. Applications are open now until May 30th and the program kicks off in July.  Find out more here

Our goal is to enable more AI-first startups and give them the technology, community, and resources they need to build and grow their startup faster, smarter, and cheaper.  Furthermore, partnering with Google Cloud lets startups seamlessly integrate with other Google solutions and leverage our global infrastructure. Google Cloud’s AI platform, Vertex AI, gives startups the intelligence they need to make smart business decisions and allows them to easily build, deploy, and scale machine learning (ML) models faster. They can also quickly build with Google Cloud’s advanced generative AI technologies or use our best-in-class speech, vision, translation, and language APIs. To learn more about Google Cloud’s recently-announced Generative AI Support in Vertex AI, check out this deep dive, and to keep up with Google Cloud’s latest generative AI news and thought leadership, read The Prompt on Transform with Google Cloud

Startups around the world are choosing Google Cloud. Join us and let’s build the future, together.