We’ve Been Selected For Google For Startups Founders Academy
Sheffie Robinson, is one of 50 founders selected for Google for Startups program focused on high potential startups from underrepresented entrepreneurs based in the U.S.
(Vicksburg, MS) — February 26, 2021 –Shamrck Education today announced it was selected to join the second cohort of the Google for Startups Founders Academy, a nationwide 6-month, equity-free program designed to help promising founders and their startups grow revenues and obtain access to capital.
The Founders Academy will begin on March 3 and consist of hands-on workshops across a range of topics including customer acquisition, hiring, and fundraising. Shamrck Education, a software company specializing in artificial intelligence for data-driven outcomes in education, is one of only 50 high potential startups that the Google for Startups team has selected for the first nationwide cohort. The Founders Academy model was piloted in Atlanta last year with 45 Georgia-based companies.
“I have followed Jewel and her work with Google for Startups and greatly value the effort put forth by her and the academy to grow underrepresented entrepreneurs. To be chosen to be one of the companies in this cohort is a tremendous honor,” says Sheffie Robinson, a native of Augusta, GA, Founder and CEO, Shamrck Education. “This support from Google for Startups comes at a critical time and will be used to help us increase the validity of our technology for our customers, connect us with valuable partnerships, and boost our go-to-market strategy significantly.”
“85 percent of participants from Google for Startups Founders Academy that we ran in Georgia reported that the program helped grow their startup, whether that be through job creation, fresh pathways to capital, new strategic partnerships, or increased brand and marketing exposure,” says Jewel Burks Solomon, Head of Google for Startups US. “By expanding the program nationally, we’re hopeful that we can continue to level the playing field for underrepresented founders and their startups, like Shamrck Education by connecting them to the best Google has to offer.”
Shamrck Education’s mission is to increase racial and gender equity by using technology to impact the future workforce with resources and career preparedness. With actual data about themselves and the world around them, students between 6th and 12th grades can explore career paths through experiential learning. Their revolutionary artificial intelligence algorithm not only matches students to careers that fit their interests but also provides a range of majors, occupational technologies, and local resources to help inspire their learning and their future.
ABOUT SHAMRCK EDUCATION
Headquartered in Vicksburg, MS, Shamrck Education creates personalized learning plans for high school students to enhance career preparation using machine learning and AI. Students can realize more interaction with their chosen career interests before making significant decisions in their adult lives. With a mission to solve racial and gender equity, we strive to apply technology to social impact issues for a better future for all. If we support our kids, we help our growth as a society, and we aim to change the world with technology.
ABOUT GOOGLE FOR STARTUPS
Google for Startups works to level the playing field for startup founders and communities to succeed by bringing the best of Google’s products, connections, and best practices to startups. Paired with a deep commitment to create diverse startup communities, many of our offerings are designed specifically to provide underrepresented founders with access to resources and opportunities. We support startups everywhere to build something better. Because when startups succeed, we all succeed.
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