Following the fidelity of the Google CEO Sundar Pichai, the African continent is due to welcome the first ever Google Launchpad Accelerator on the soil of the Sub-Sahara. This is a major development that will bring an increase to African Entrepreneurs. The CEO made a commitment earlier this year, to help African entrepreneurs.
The organisation has announced Google Developers Launchpad Africa, a program set to aid startups in Africa. This will kick off on a new Google Launchpad Space in Lagos, this is the first record of such outside the United States.
The program is set to support the startups in the next three years with over $3-million in equity-free support, working space, and access to expert advisers from Google, Silicon Valley, and Africa. The program that is set for three months will ensure its participants get Travel and Public relation support.
The virgin application is now opened till 6pm (GMT) on the 11th of December and classes commences early 2018 as we look forward to more classes through the year.
“Anyone who spends time in the African technology space knows that the continent is home to some exciting innovations,” says Andy Volk, Sub-Saharan Africa Ecosystem Regional Manager. “Over the years, Google has worked with some incredible startups across Africa, tackling everything from healthcare, education, streamlining e-commerce to improving the food supply chain. We very much look forward to welcoming the first cohort of innovators for Launchpad Africa and continue to work together to drive innovation in the African market.”
All startups are expected to have already raised seed funding, and should be based in the Sub-Saharan Africa having the same location as its target market and should deal in technology.
Considerations will also be given to you based on:
The problem you are dealing with, How it brings value to others, and the way you are addressing such challenge for your hom, town, country or Africa as a whole, plus you making the knowledge aquired in silicon valley available to other startups.