Four Canadian startups are among the 12 chosen to participate in the second Google for Startups Accelerator: Women Founders program cohort.
The Women Founders accelerator is open to tech startups in the seed to Series A stages, with headquarters in Canada or the United States. The program is designed for companies with women founders, or members of the core founding team.
Vancouver’s SafetyDocs was among four Canadian startups selected for the second iteration of the North American accelerator that addresses gender disparity in the startup ecosystem and provides high-quality mentorship opportunities and support for women founders.
Starting in September, SafetyDocs will engage in a 10-week intensive virtual program featuring Google products, people and technology to help them achieve their business goals. The accelerator will focus on deep mentorship on technical challenges and machine learning, along with nontechnical programming that tackles the unique barriers faced by women founders in the startup ecosystem.
Founded by CEO Ingrid Polini, SafetyDocs is not new to accelerator programs. Originally founded in Brazil, the startup was chosen by the StartSe program in 2018 for an immersion in Silicon Valley and participated in LatAm to start its international journey to Canada in 2020.
Last year Vancouver’s Zennea Technologies participated in the inaugural cohort of the new program. Zennea has developed a medical device for chronic snoring and mild obstructive sleep apnea.