Google has announced that it is now taking applications of the seventh Google for Startups accelerator programme, open totechnology Startups located in 17 countries including Kenya.
Applications for the three-month virtual accelerator programme is now open to technology Startups located in 17 countries including Kenya.
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.
The seventh edition comes five months after Google renewed its commitment to growing Africa’s startup ecosystem through its $6 million in grant and funding for the Black Founders Fund (BFF) Africa programme, and the Tony Elumelu Foundation. The $3 million Black Founders Fund for Africa is expected to benefit 50 budding startups in Kenya, Uganda, Tanzania, Botswana, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Ghana, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, and Zimbabwe.
The accelerator programme launched in 2017 is designed to help startups scale their solutions across the continent.
To date, 82 startups from 17 African countries have participated and successfully raised more than $117 million in funding and created more than 2,800 jobs on the continent.