Ukraine Support Fund
The $5 million 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.
About the program
About the program
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.
The non-dilutive $5 million Google for Startups Ukraine Support Fund is being allocated across Ukrainian-founded companies throughout 2022, coupled with Google Cloud credits and support from Google mentors. This equity-free financial investment and hands-on support are designed to help Ukrainian entrepreneurs maintain and grow their startups, strengthen their communities, and build a foundation for post-war economic recovery. The fund is operated by Huge Thing.
Selected startups have been announced
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Access to capital
Receive up to $100k equity-free cash awards.
Receive tailored product and leadership support from Google mentors and industry experts.
Become a more effective leader through research-based strategies and expert coaching.
Connect and get support from fellow founders as part of the Google for Startups alumni network.
Google Cloud credits and support
Receive Google Cloud credits and dedicated support via the Google for Startups Cloud Program.
- Startups must have been founded and based in Ukraine before February 24, 2022
- Must be post-MVP stage with proven traction (product in market/pilots/early revenue)
- Companies with a social impact mission will be prioritized
- Founders that will use the non-dilutive cash award to continue growth/resume business operations impacted due to war
- Founders that will use the non-dilutive cash award to pivot product to address new challenges and current crisis
During a time of uncertainty, the Ukraine Support Fund stepped in with a clear agenda and helped us get back on track. We couldn’t have asked for more: unique expertise, mentorship, connections and resources that helped us pivot to new business models and products.
Some of our alumni