Google For Startups Accelerator Has Arrived In Pakistan

Google is launching the seventh edition of the “Startups Accelerator” for Pakistan and South Asia, accepting up to 15 seed and Series A applications from its offices in Indonesia, Malaysia, Pakistan, the Philippines, Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.

They are dedicated to addressing the industry’s most pressing issues, particularly in fintech, health tech, retail and e-commerce, and SME-focused B2B solutions.

Google will provide three months of training to the companies in order to assist them in solving their problems by providing them with Google resources such as Googler mentors, where applicants will meet like-minded individuals and relevant examples to aid them through their business journey.

Throughout the programme, they will receive personalized guidance from Google’s global mentor network, as well as access to Google’s experts in artificial intelligence, machine learning, cloud computing, Android, and the web, as well as training in topics such as product design, business strategy, customer acquisition, and leadership development.

More than 90 firms have received funding from Google’s first GFSA since its inception in 2016. Since then, these firms have raised over $5.4 billion in capital and created over 1,600 jobs in Pakistan and Southeast Asia.

A notable graduate is DeafTalk from Pakistan, a GFSA 2020 participant and provider of accessible solutions for the deaf, such as online sign language interpretation, audio-video translation, and sign language teaching.

Applications for the GFSA are now being accepted at startup.google.com/accelerator.