Yaayy… We are excited to announce that we are a part of the Google for Startups Accelerator 2020.
Since its launch in 2018, the Google for Startups Accelerator program has worked with 47 startups from 17 African countries: Algeria, Botswana, Cameroon, Côte D’Ivoire, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, and Zimbabwe. They have contributed to economic prosperity & empowerment by collectively raising millions of dollars in investment, and creating hundreds of jobs.
Adapting to this new normal, Google for Startups Accelerator (formerly known as Launchpad) Africa Class 5 will be done remotely. This year, it will be hosting one combined class, with 20 startups instead of 12. The program will run for the usual 3 months, with a one week 'virtual bootcamp' per month, beginning 29th June until 11th September 2020.
The selected pool of startups for this new class of Google for Startups Accelerator Africa 2020 are from Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, South Africa, Tunisia & Zimbabwe. The startups cut across an array of industries like logistics, transportation, education, agriculture, e-commerce, media, health and professional services. The 20 selected startups are:
Adi+Bolga (Ghana), AmiTruck (Kenya),
Beamm (South Africa), BuuPass (Kenya), Crop2Cash (Nigeria), Credpal (Nigeria), Curacel(Nigeria),Crediation(Kenya), Festival Coins (Nigeria), Franc (South Africa), Ilara Health (Kenya), Judy (Nigeria), Kaoun (Tunisia), Send (Nigeria), Stears (Nigeria), The Smarthub (Nigeria), Thumeza (Zimbabwe), Uzapoint (Kenya), Zayride (Ethiopia), Zuka Data Science (Kenya)
Being a part of this year's Class will give our team the opportunity to learn from Google mentors and experts. This will help us in developing better products for smallholder farmers and financial institutions lending to farmers.