Google expands partnership with Founder Gym to support underrepresented founders

TechCrunch | 2/12/2019 | Staff
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Google for Startups has expanded a partnership with startup training program Founder Gym to better serve underrepresented founders through a new scholarship program.

The program typically charges $396 to participate but thanks to this partnership with Google for Startups, Google will cover the costs for select scholarship recipients to participate in the six-week program. This partnership an extension of a pilot program that started last March.

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“Google for Startups took an early bet on Founder Gym when we were less than six months old, and as any founder knows, you never forget the first people to say ‘yes’ to your dream,” Schumacher-Hodge Dixon said in a statement.

“Our team at Founder Gym has used that early vote of confidence to help fuel our efforts to train a groundbreaking number of founders around the world in our inaugural year.”

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Founder Gym, co-founded by Mandela Schumacher-Hodge Dixon and Gabriela Zamudio (pictured above), unveiled its online platform to support and train underrepresented founders building tech startups in November 2017.

“We are deeply committed to supporting the growth and success...
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