‘Google for Startups’ (GFS) has launched a 3-month, online accelerator program to nurture high-potential, early-stage tech-startups across Pakistan, Indonesia, Singapore, Malaysia, Thailand, Vietnam and the Philippines. The program is committed to support homegrown entrepreneurs implement their solutions while en-riching local ideas to evolve. In the last few months, COVID-19 has ushered in an era of profound changes to the way we live and work, causing busi-nesses to rethink strategies and product roadmaps. At the forefront of this change are startups, stepping up to solve for new and unforeseen challenges as they always have done — with agility, innovative technology, and resilience. Developer-Relations Program Manager at Google – Thye Yeow Bok, announced that; “Applications are now open for Google for Startups Accelerator: Southeast Asia. This year, we are also inviting startup entrepreneurs from Pakistan, particularly the ones who are resolving today’s socio-economic issues in key sectors like; healthcare, education, finance or logistics.” He further emphasized that, “Use of Artificial-Intelligence, Machine-Learning or Data-Analysis is being encouraged, to enable smooth functioning of industries, while ensuring social-distancing.