A 3-month equity-free accelerator program for Seed to Series A startups.
In this year's cohort, we will be accepting startups based in Vietnam only.
The accelerator connects the best of Google's products, people and network to empower startups for the next phase of growth, and ultimately contribute to the country’s economy.
Applications are now open.
Seed to Series A technology startups in Vietnam are invited to apply.
About the program
About the program
Google for Startups Accelerator: Southeast Asia 2023 is a 3-month, equity-free hybrid program for Seed to Series A startups across Southeast Asia. This year's cohort will be focusing on Vietnam-based startups only as we partner with Vietnam National Innovation Center and the U.S. Mission in Vietnam.
This Accelerator program aims to support and accelerate top Vietnam startups via in-person and virtual activities, 1:1 mentoring, and group learning sessions.
The Accelerator program features deep dives and workshops focused on business model, product design, business growth, and leadership development. Selected startups will also benefit from dedicated Google’s Play, Cloud, Android, AI/ML and Ads expertise and receive credits via the Google for Startups Cloud Program. These offerings set this accelerator apart.
3 months of equity-free support
Dedicated Google Play support
Receive direct support from Google to build and scale your app business on Google Play
Connect and get support from fellow founders as a part of Google for Startups alumni network
Receive tailored product and leadership support from Google mentors and industry experts
Google product support and advice
Learn product tips and tricks directly from the Googlers who built them
Google product credits
Eligible startups receive product credits
- Startups based in Vietnam with tech solutions solving a meaningful challenge.
- Startups from all industries, preferred but not limited to education, healthcare, agriculture, fintech, environment, retail and smart city.
- Building a scalable product or service with a significant total addressable market and defensible growth model.
- Startups demonstrating traction, ideally between Seed and Series A stage, and have a team of 5 or more.
- Commitment from CEO, CTO and/or technical roles to participate and engage in required program sessions.
Meet our mentors
Director of EIR
Developer Relations Engineer
Program Director - HCMC
App Acquisition Manager, Southeast Asia and Pakistan
Chief Investments Officer
COO / Co Founder
Founder & CEO
Group Product Manager
Chief Finance Officer
Country Marketing Manager
Co-founder & CEO
Google Cloud, Developer Advocate
Head of Startup Ecosystem, SEA, SAF and Greater China Region
Vice President of Engineering
Chief Growth Officer
Frequently asked questions
This cohort of Google for Startups Accelerator: Southeast Asia 2023 will accept applications from Seed to Series A startups with a technology-based product from Vietnam. These companies should have products solving meaningful problems, launched to market with user traction. Their team should have full time cofounders and at least one fulltime tech leader.
Founders selected into the accelerator will outline the visions, key focuses and challenges of their startup. They will enter the 5-day in-person bootcamp with content curated for them and 1:1 mentoring/coaching sessions. The bootcamp content include deep dives and workshops focused on business, product design, business strategy, customer acquisition, and leadership development for founders. Participating startups will receive 1:1 mentorship and specialized support from our global mentor network, as well as access to Google's Cloud, Play, Android, AI/ML, and Ads experts. After the bootcamp, startup and program team will continue to have mentoring and coaching sessions along with open workshops in the next 5 weeks leading to Graduation and Demo Day.
This cohort of Google for Startups Accelerator: Southeast Asia 2023 will run from October 13th to December 15th 2023. The bootcamp week will take place from October 23rd to October 27th, 2023 in Ho Chi Minh city. The follow-up workshops and mentoring will take place virtually from November 3rd to December 10th. This accelerator will run on Vietnam Standard Time (GMT +7).
The in-person bootcamp week will take place from October 23rd to October 27th, 2023 in Ho Chi Minh city. The follow-up workshops and mentoring will take place virtually from November 3rd to December 10th.
We are looking for Vietnamese startups that are solving meaningful problems with technology-based solutions with criteria listed above.
We review the completed applications from the startup in parallel to the application phase to check their eligibility for the accelerator program. The eligible applications will be reviewed by a panel of experts/program team and shortlist 50 startups for the interview/pitch session to evaluate the team, problem, solution and scalability. Then the shortlisted startups from the interview/pitch phase will be reviewed by the selection board for the final list. The final list of startups will receive the program contract to sign for the official announcement.
Note: All incomplete applications after the application deadline will be ineligible.