Google selects Ukrainian startups to receive up to $100k in grants

Google has announced the first 2024 recipients of the fund to support Ukrainian startups in Ukraine, which provides a total of $10 million in funding. In addition to grants of up to $100,000, selected startups receive Google Cloud credits, as well as mentoring support from Google.

The first startups that will receive grants in 2024:

  • Ailand Systems — smart autonomous drones for detecting mines;
  • BazaIT is an all-in-one recruiting solution for technology companies;
  • Carbominer is a Ukrainian climate startup that has developed a new technology for capturing CO₂ from the open air;
  • Clearly is a technological platform that effectively connects psychotherapists with clients;
  • Eddy — a comprehensive digital space for the needs of teachers, parents and students;
  • Eventmate is an all-in-one app that allows event organizers to engage their audience and build community using popular messengers;
  • Natively — easy conversion of any website into iOS/Android apps;
  • Spendbase is a platform for optimizing the costs of companies for the creation of software, cloud technologies and corporate cards;
  • Uspacy is a single digital workspace for small and medium-sized businesses that simplifies communication, collaboration and CRM.

About Google fund

Google created a $5 million Ukraine support fund in March 2022. Its fund selects startups based on predefined criteria and assessment during interviews. The fund seeks to help Ukrainian technology companies develop and contribute to the economic recovery of the country after the war.

  • Entry criteria for startups:
    • Have at least one of the entities registered in Ukraine;
    • Must be post-MVP stage with proven traction (product launched, pilots, early revenue);
    • Companies that use AI and have a social impact mission will be prioritized;
    • Founders that will use the non-dilutive cash award to continue growth, resume business, or pivot their products or operations impacted by the war and current crisis;

Applications for the next cohort are open, and Ukrainian startups can apply until July 31.