How to Apply for the Google for Startups Accelerator Africa Program

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Google for Startups Accelerator Africa program has been around since 2017.

Now, interested groups can drop their applications for the search giant’s three-month virtual accelerator fair.

African innovators or tech startups based in Kenya, Algeria, Botswana, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Morocco, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, and Zimbabwe can apply.


According to Google, successful early-growth stage startup applicants (from seed to Series A) will gain access to equity-free support alongside the best of Google’s networks, advanced technology, experts, and mentors through Google for Startups Accelerator Africa’s (GFSAA) week-long virtual boot camps every month from March to May 2022.

To note, the program follows Google’s commitment and plans to grow Africa’s startup ecosystem through $6 million in grants and funding from the Black Founders Fund (BFF) Africa program and to the Tony Elumelu Foundation.

The program is designed to help startups scale their solutions across the continent.

Up to now, 82 startups from 17 African countries have participated and successfully raised more than US$117 million in funding and created more than 2,800 jobs on the continent.

“We are honoured to have yet another opportunity to connect with African innovators and empower them through the seventh class of GFSAA. We know that, as with 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,” says Andy Volk who leads Google’s developer and startup ecosystem efforts in Sub-Saharan Africa.

Application


The application is simple: just go HERE, and follow the prompts. Make sure you provide all the details for qualification.

Applications are open from today all the way to 14 January, 2022.


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