Google is offering a Podcasting Accelerator Program for Minorities and Women


If you are a minority or women entrepreneur, startup or business owner in NYC and you want to start a podcast or you already have a podcast where you tell stories, inspire, educate and promote your business, Google wants to help you.

Based on the numbers, Google has realized that there is a lack of diverse voices in the podcasting industry and Google wants to do something about it. They are teaming up with PXR to launch the Google Podcasts creator program.

What does the Google podcasting program include?

Here is what selected teams in the program will receive :

  • Seed funding, up to $40,000

  • Intensive 20-week training program.

  • Mentorship and skill building on editorial content, marketing, promoting, budgeting, visual branding and best social media practices in starting up a podcast.

  • Submission of willing shows to well-known third party distributors such as Google Podcasts, Apple Podcasts, TuneIn, Stitcher, NPR One, PRX Remix, Spotify and RadioPublic.

How do you apply?

You can learn more about the google podcast creator program and apply on their website here. The deadline to apply for the first cohort is December 2nd, 2018. Don’t forget to share this with anyone that you think it can help.

Why is Podcasting a big deal for NYC entrepreneurs?

In case you were wondering why podcasting is such a big deal and why you might want to integrate it into your business, check out some of the stats on podcasting below.