Google opens accelerator for SEA and Pakistan businesses

At least 15 seed and Series A startups in Southeast Asia and Pakistan regions will have doors opened for them as the seventh edition of the Google for Startups Accelerator commence its applications.

In a statement, Google said it would accept applications from startups focused on solving the region’s most critical challenges, particularly in Fintech, Healthtech, Retail/E-commerce, and SME-focused B2B solutions.

A three-month program, GFSA will help startups solve their specific challenges by providing the best of Google resources: Its people, network and technologies.

Throughout the program, startups will receive customized mentorship from Google’s global mentor network, access to Google’s artificial intelligence, machine learning, cloud, Android, and web experts, and training in product design, business strategy, customer acquisition, and leadership development.

Since Google’s first GFSA launch in 2016, it has supported over 90 startups, raising over US$5.4 billion in funding and creating more than 1,600 jobs across Southeast Asia and Pakistan.

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