Ukraine Support Fund

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Google for Startups Ukraine Support Fund allocates equity-free cash awards and Google support to help Ukraine-based startups maintain and grow their businesses, strengthen their community, and build a foundation for post-war economic recovery.

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About the initiative

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About the initiative

Ukraine has long had a strong and vibrant startup community. But Ukraine’s economy and its businesses are facing a significant challenge. Startups are often working across borders with staff in both Ukraine and neighboring countries to ensure that their businesses maintain liquidity, continue operations, and incentivize further investment. We believe that these efforts should be supported in any way possible.

After the initial $5 million fund allocated throughout 2022, a new fund of $10 million has been announced for 2024 and 2025. Like the first fund, selected Ukraine-based startups will be announced on a rolling basis and will receive up to $100,000 in non-dilutive funding, as well as ongoing Google mentorship, product support, and up to $350,000 in Cloud credits. This hands-on support is designed to help Ukrainian entrepreneurs maintain and grow their businesses and build a foundation for post-war economic recovery. Applications will open later this spring.

Applications for the first cohort are closed.

Applications for the second cohort are now open. Apply by July 31.

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Key benefits

  • Access to capital

    Receive up to $100k equity-free cash awards.

  • Custom mentorship

    Receive tailored product and leadership support from Google mentors and industry experts.

  • Leadership training

    Become a more effective leader through research-based strategies and expert coaching.

  • Founder network

    Connect and get support from fellow founders as a part of Google for Startups alumni network.

  • Google Cloud credits and support

    Receive Google Cloud credits and dedicated support via the Google for Startups Cloud Program.

Entry Criteria

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Entry Criteria

  • Have at least one of the entities registered in Ukraine.
  • Must be post-MVP stage with proven traction (product launched, pilots, early revenue).
  • Companies that use AI and have a social impact mission will be prioritized.
  • Founders that will use the non-dilutive cash award to continue growth, resume business, or pivot their products or operations impacted by the war and current crisis.

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