Google For Startups Africa Accelerator

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.

A three-month virtual accelerator program for high potential Seed to Series A tech startups based in Africa.

If you’re building a great business or product in Africa, for Africa, we should work together! Google for Startups Accelerator Africa accepts applications from startups located in Algeria, Botswana, Cameroon, Côte D’ivoire, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, and Zimbabwe.

Key Benefits Of The Program

  • Three months of equity-free support
  • Mentoring from 20+ Google teams
  • Training on design, marketing, and leadership
  • Support on company and product strategy
  • Google product credits for your tech stack
  • Early access to new Google products and tools
  • Access to Google’s network of industry experts
  • Partnership on an advanced technology project

Eligibility Criteria

Seed to Series A-stage technology startups are eligible for the program. The Accelerator program is sector-agnostic and thus welcomes startups leveraging machine learning (or plan to in future) from any vertical.

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

SIDENOTE: The CEO and CTO must participate in all three online bootcamps of the program, and a third core team member can also attend, but this is optional. A maximum of three total company representatives can participate in each bootcamp.

How To Apply

Applications are ongoing

Access The Application Form

Visit the Startup Accelerator Page to learn more

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