Google has announced a series of virtual trainings for startups, which will start later this month.

Google's Startup School programme will be available to startup founders and their teams throughout the country.

The initiative aims to provide support to startup founders and their teams by offering a series of free, hands-on virtual courses aimed at helping them to grow and advance their businesses.

The interactive sessions will cover a wide range of areas and will feature Google tools and products such as Google Analytics, Google Ads and Google Cloud.

Training around topics such as funding, expanding internationally and becoming an effective founder will also be covered.

A number of the training sessions will be led by successful founders including Pat Phelan, co-founder at SISU Aesthetic Clinic, Alison Sheehy, Digital Marketing Lead at GYM+COFFEE and Ryan Scott, CEO of Dropchef.

The Google for Startups Startup School is being run in collaboration with Enterprise Ireland and Dogpatch Labs, who will assist Google in reaching startup teams throughout the country.

Paddy Flynn, VP of Geo Operations at Google, said it os no secret that Ireland is well known for its entrepreneurial startup culture and building successful startups.

"We want to continue our contribution to nurturing the startup community and providing free access to this training is one way of doing that," Mr Flynn said.

"We are very proud of the great work Google has been able to achieve through partnerships with Irish startups and the startup ecosystem, and with the launch of Startup School we hope to reinforce our commitment to helping Irish businesses to grow and succeed," he added.