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Google for Startups Accelerator Africa: A three-month accelerator program

Google for Startups Accelerator Africa is a three-month accelerator program for Seed to Series A technology startups across the African continent.

The accelerator is designed to bring the best of Google’s programs, products, people, and technology to startups that leverage machine learning and AI in their company today or plan to in the future. In addition to mentorship and technical project support, the accelerator also includes deep dives and workshops focused on product design, customer acquisition, and leadership development for founders, specialized training, media opportunities, and access to Google’s network of engineers and experts.

The announcements were made during a virtual event at which Google hosted key industry players, policy leads, startup executives and investors driving the growth of Africa’s tech ecosystem.

Program benefits

  • Three months equity-free support;
  • Mentoring from 20+ Google teams such as Android, Cloud, Machine Learning and Web;
  • Access to Google’s global network of industry experts and mentors;
  • Partnership on an advanced technology project;
  • Technical training on design, people, product and growth marketing;
  • Support on high-level company and product strategy;
  • Google product credits;
  • Early access to new Google products and tools.

What is the structure of the program?

  • The accelerator runs as a fully digital program for a period of 3 months. As part of the Google for Startups Accelerator, selected founders outline the top challenges facing their startup, and are then paired with relevant experts from Google to help solve those challenges. Participating startups receive deep mentorship on technical challenges and machine learning, as well as connections to relevant teams from across Google. Founders will also have access to labs and workshops addressing different aspects of managing a tech startup.

What countries are eligible for the program?

  • Accelerator Africa accepts applicants from 17 African countries. These are: Algeria, Botswana, Cameroun, Côte D’ivoire, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, Zimbabwe.

Applications will be open until May 14.

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