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Google is one of the internet’s biggest companies that can’t be ignored easily by anyone. Actually, the company has been getting involved in different nice activities meant to get more people on the internet, and support tech companies towards growth (particularly to ensure they provide more jobs).

One of their most exciting activities is the Google Developers Launchpad Accelerator program. As at when writing this, the Google Developers Launchpad Accelerator Africa 2020/2021 for top seed-stage African startups is still on.

Know the Location (s):
–  Algeria
– Botswana
– Cameroon
– Egypt
– Ethiopia
– Ghana
– Ivory Coast
– Kenya
– Morocco
– Nigeria
– Rwanda
– Senegal
– South Africa
– Tanzania
– Tunisia
– Uganda
– Zimbabwe

Google is interested in start-ups that are “building a great business or product in Africa” and “for Africa”. They are ready to support such companies to ensure growth. So, Google’s Launchpad Accelerator is basically a 3-month program that helps startups build great products and companies by matching them with the the best of Google. Imagine if being selected to become part of this! Such start-ups will benefit from Google’s technology  people, network and so on.

As part of all Launchpad regional accelerators, selected startups will receive:
– Equity-free support
– Access to Google engineers and intensive mentoring from 20+ teams
–  Access to silicon valley experts and top local mentors
– PR training and global media opportunities
–  Close partnership with Google for three months (new classes are accepted twice a year)

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To be eligible as an African startup, you should be from any of these Africans countries:
– Algeria
– Botswana
– Cameroon
– Egypt
– Ethiopia
– Ghana
– Ivory Coast
– Kenya
– Morocco
– Nigeria
– Rwanda
– Senegal
– South Africa
– Tanzania
– Tunisia
– Uganda
– Zimbabwe

Launchpad Accelerator Africa accepts applications from startups located in the above mentioned countries. These training  are tailored specifically to your local markets, and provide access to the best of Google. This is a nice one from Google, and you can take advantage of their offer to grow adequately in your ventures.

It is a known fact that many businesses die before their fifth birthday. In fact, there are many start-ups in Africa they won’t go beyond two years. In some African countries, it is still traditionally difficult to run a business (as the economy is being run by incompetent people who are oblivious of the right strategies needed to bring about national growth and development). Additionally, due to lack of appropriate mentorship, a lot of innovative young Africans with superb ideas and products are unable to go far.


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Hence, what Google is offering is pretty nice, and will be of great benefit to selected African start-ups. You can ride on the waves to ensure appropriate growth and development, and turn your startup into a bigger firm that will not only create more wealth (both for you and others), but will also go on to create a lot of jobs for many other Africans

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