After graduating its first class, applications have been opened for the second class of the Google Launchpad Accelerator Africa program. The Launchpad Accelerator Africa accepts applications from startups located in the following countries: Algeria, Botswana, Cameroon, Cote D’ivoire, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, and Zimbabwe.
These accelerators which are meant for people building great businesses or products in Africa, is also to be held in other regions. However, the Launchpad regional accelerators are very well tailored to suit their local markets, while providing access to the best of Google – its people, network, and advanced technologies.
Asides the accelerators, the initiatives include exclusive events, mentorship opportunities, and trainings.
Here are other benefits:
+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)
12 startups that graduated from the first class includes, Babymigo (Nigeria), Kudi (Nigeria), OkadaBooks (Nigeria), Piggybank.ng (Nigeria), Riby (Nigeria), Thrive Agric (Nigeria), Flexpay (Kenya), Pezesha (Kenya), OMG Digital (Ghana), swiftVEE (South Africa), TangoTv (Tanzania) and Teheca (Uganda).
So, if you’re a top seed stage startup, and building a great business or product, do well to APPLY HERE.