November 5, 2021

Google Opens Applications For African Startup Accelerator Initiative

Google is taking applications for its seventh ‘Google for Startups’ accelerator program. 

Applications for the three-month virtual accelerator program are now open to technology startups located in Algeria, Botswana, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, and Zimbabwe.

The accelerator program launched in 2017 is designed to help Startups scale their solutions across the continent.

Successful applicants from Seeds to Series A will gain access to free support alongside Google’s networks, advanced technology, experts, and mentors through virtual boot camps every month from March to May 2022.

82 Startups from 17 African countries have successfully raised more than $117 million in funding and created 2,800 jobs on the continent already.

“We know that as with the previous classes, we are on the cusp of uncovering more outstanding technology-led solutions to some of the continent’s most pressing challenges developed by Africans themselves,” said Andy Volk, lead Google developer and startup ecosystems, Sub-Saharan Africa.

Startups may submit their applications at until 14 January 2022.

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Abbianca Makoni

Abbianca Makoni is a content executive and writer at POCIT! She has years of experience reporting on critical issues affecting diverse communities around the globe.

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