Google for Startups Accelerator Africa selects 20 For Virtual Program.

Google for Startups Accelerator Africa selects 20 For Virtual Program.

Google has selected Twenty African tech startups For their fifth Cohort,  Google for Startups Accelerator Africa, which will take place online, and the aim is to help participating startups leverage Google’s technologies.

Google for Startups Accelerator Africa program was first launched in March 2018 with the most recent one taking place late last year. All of the previous programs have included 12 startups, and the fifth edition will feature 12 as well but the program will be fully virtual.

The accelerator Africa program will go on for three months, and each month comes with a virtual boot camp.  The program will begin on the 29th of June and end on the 11th of September

From the selected startups, eight of them are from Nigeria,  and they include; consumer credit platform CredPal, farmer financing startup Crop2Cash, insurtech platform Curacel, event platform Festival Coins, legal database Judy, freight forwarder Send, media platform Stears, and e-health platform The Smarthub.

Four of the startups selected also hail from Kenya and the startups include; logistics platform AmiTruck, transport-tech startup BuuPass, consumer lending service Crediation, diagnostics software provider Ilara Health, enterprise resource planning tool UzaPoint, and blended learning platform Zuka Data Science.

South Africa also has two of its startups selected and they are video-making platform Beamm and mobile money management service Franc.

Tunisia also has one of their startups selected which is their financial startup “Kaoun.”Zimbabwean logistics startup also have their Thumeza platform selected and  Ethiopian e-hailing service ZayRide was also selected and last completing the list is the Ghanaian tech-based skincare company Adi+Bolga.

Google for startups accelerator program was created six years ago. Known as the “Launchpad”, the Google for Startups Accelerator connects startups from around the world with Google staff, networks, methodologies, and technologies, and has been able to work in over forty countries with its market leaders.