The Google for Startups Accelerator collaborates with 13 black entrepreneurs.

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13 African American entrepreneurs are partnered with the Google for Startups Incubator.

Google’s rapid programs empower business owners who are addressing intricate issues and propelling significant change in their neighborhoods. This year’s Google for Startups Incubator: Black Innovators group embodies this ethos, with startups dedicated to everything from modernizing healthcare and enhancing public safety to revolutionizing the construction sector.

At the heart of the Google for Startups Incubator initiative, we provide innovators and their teams the chance to engage with Google consultants and technical specialists across subjects like generative AI, cloud enhancement, growth and sales tactics, leadership and more. Collaborating one-on-one allows busy business owners to take a moment, candidly disclose their challenges, and unleash their creativity. Such is the case with Aster, a health technology startup that enables women’s health clinics to manage, expand and scale their businesses. “Fred Sauer, an experienced technical coach, took the time to comprehend Aster’s operations; and then helped us address challenges, not by being overly prescriptive, or offering a quick fix; but rather by posing the right questions, and following frameworks to tackle issues,” said Aster cofounder, Fifi Kara.

Additionally to technical coaching, Google for Startups Incubator participants receive access to the most cutting-edge Google technologies. Participants utilize tools like Google Cloud, Gemini, Vertex AI, Flutter, Firebase and more to equip them for the following phase of expansion.

For instance, TracFlo, a construction administration platform, collaborated closely with Google coaches throughout the initiative to simplify the ticket creation process utilizing Gemini, achieving an estimated 80% enhancement in efficiency for their clients.

The impact of the program is visible in the remarkable growth and breakthroughs showcased by the startups. Past Incubator: Black Innovators groups have collectively drawn in $160M in fundraising post-program and generated over 350 jobs across North America. This year’s participants are also on course to launch new products, broaden into global markets, and form strategic alliances during the incubator program.

Lokum, a platform linking medical experts with healthcare facilities nationwide, secured $700,000 in early-stage funding that will be allocated towards further development of their technology.

Google incubators go beyond mere programs; it’s a community of like-minded business owners who aid and learn from one another. These thirteen companies are now part of the Google for Startups alumni network. We’re thrilled to witness what the future has in store for these skilled business owners and are eager to observe their future endeavors.

  • Allison (Birmingham, AL) is an AI-powered operating system for community banks and credit unions.
  • Assetlink (New York, NY) utilizes artificial intelligence to link asset managers, wealth managers and accredited investors via first-party contextualized data.
  • Aster (San Francisco, CA) empowers women’s health clinics to manage, grow and scale their operations.
  • Invy (Washington, DC) aids consumers in digitally managing valuable possessions—such as clothing, jewelry, furniture and art — and evaluates their real-time market values.
  • Lokum (Houston, TX) employs technology to grant employers of medical specialists direct access to much-needed staff, while enabling them to bypass recruitment agencies and save up to 92% of their current expenses.
  • NurseBrain (Wilmington, DE) simplifies nursing workflows to lower burnout, enhance patient outcomes and boost nurse retention rates.
  • OneCliq (Toronto, ON) is a personal creative AI assistant that helps users generate, share and manage their content across platforms through a simple conversation.
  • Oppos Incorporated (Toronto, ON) is a top provider of cybersecurity compliance solutions and IT audit preparation activities.
  • (Atlanta, GA) supplies talent solutions connecting brands to vetted local freelance and full-time production talent, saving time and funds in the process.
  • roboMUA (South Bend, IN) is a computer vision AI company developing inclusive datasets, predictive and generative AI models for diverse skin tones under various lighting and atmospheric settings.
  • Sivil (Los Angeles, CA) is a public safety software firm enabling local government agencies to conveniently collect, manage, and report on civilian feedback about law enforcement.
  • Skilbi (Chicago, IL) is a career exploration platform which employs advanced machine learning to suggest professions aligning with individual interests and skills, offering interactive challenges for skill development sought by early talent recruiters.
  • TracFlow (New York, NY) is an online platform allowing contractors to monitor all project costs in a mobile app and make real-time financial decisions.

Source: Google Blog

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