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Building Bridges Through Innovation

January 23, 2017

It is incredible how quickly 3 months flies in Silicon Valley! It seems like just yesterday that we introduced the first Pioneer Accelerator class to the world. Yet, today we are wrapping up our second cohort of companies after a memorable Demo Day at Google HQ last Thursday.

Over the past 3 months, we’ve worked closely with 14 ambitious, early-stage companies from the US, Mexico, and Brazil, and had an amazing time showcasing the graduating cohort to the Global Silicon Valley community. The magic of Silicon Valley is a mindset, one that is spreading from Austin to Boston, from Chicago to Sau Paulo, from Mumbai to Shanghai to Dubai.

For our second cohort, we partnered with Balero, an organization dedicated to promoting entrepreneurship and innovation in Mexico, to bring 10 early-stage startups to Silicon Valley for a 12-week program alongside 4 startups from Brazil and the US. The companies in this cohort represent 12 cities worldwide and developed diverse products, spanning seven major industries from manufacturing to entertainment, and harnessing the power of emerging technologies from drones to VR to artificial intelligence.

Last Thursday 300+ investors, innovators, and entrepreneurs joined us at Google HQ to highlight these dynamic global teams. Whether we were exploring Cardinal’s educational DIY drone, or being whisked away to view the Northern Lights with Happinss VR, it’s undeniable that the Global Silicon Valley was on full display.

We want to extend a special thanks to the Google Developers Launchpad team, our partner Balero, our world-class mentors and coaches, and all of the investors that participated last week.

Check out the videos and tweet @gsvlabs with your favorite technology from the night!

The Pioneer Accelerator is a collaboration between Google Developers Launchpad and GSVlabs focused on supporting early-stage entrepreneurs pursuing game-changing technology and business models.

GSVlabs is a global innovation center based in Silicon Valley that accelerates startups and connects corporations to exponential technologies, business models, and entrepreneurs. Its 60,000 square-foot facility houses over 150+ startups and partners. A global innovation platform, GSVlabs works with individuals, startups, and corporate partners to accelerate their growth, and is focused on key technology verticals, including Big Data, Sustainability, Education Technology (EdTech), Entertainment and Mobile. GSVlabs also houses three accelerators including ReBoot Career Accelerator for Women, Core Labs Game Accelerator, and GSVlabs’ Pioneer Accelerator with Google Launchpad.

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