LIFETAGGER SELECTED FOR GOOGLE FOR STARTUPS FOUNDERS ACADEMY
LifeTagger co-founders Marlon Brown and Kendrick Pullen, are two of 50 founders selected for Google for Startups program focused on high potential startups from underrepresented entrepreneurs based in the U.S.
Charleston, South Carolina -- February 26, 2021 --LifeTagger, a Black-owned, Charleston-based content delivery platform, 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. LifeTagger 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.
“This support from Google for Startups could not have come at a better time for our company as we continue to build a world class product and acquire new customers,” says LifeTagger co-founder Kendrick Pullen. “We look forward to developing great long-term relationships with our new Google partners and more importantly the 49 other companies represented in the program.”
“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 LifeTagger by connecting them to the best Google has to offer.”
Co-founder Marlon Brown added, “at LifeTagger, we believe that community is essential to the growth of every successful startup. It is our hope that LifeTagger’s participation in the academy can inspire more underrepresented founders to emerge from Charleston’s tech community.”
LifeTagger is a content delivery platform that lets you control when, where, and how your digital content is delivered to mobile devices. You can learn more about LifeTagger and our team by visiting our website lifetaggerapp.com. The LifeTagger app is available for download on both android and iOS devices.
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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