Empowering Innovation

Google has launched applications for the eighth cohort of its Google for Startups Accelerator Africa programme, with a special emphasis on startups harnessing the power of artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to tackle pressing challenges and open up new avenues of opportunity across the continent.

The Google for Startups Accelerator Africa

The Google for Startups Accelerator Africa is a virtual programme spanning three months, offering participating African startups invaluable mentorship, technical support, and access to a global network of experts and investors. Since its inception in 2018, the programme has nurtured 106 startups from 17 African countries, driving innovation and fostering growth in the region.

Championing AI Innovation

Folarin Aiyegbusi, head of startups ecosystem for Africa at Google, expressed enthusiasm for the next wave of African AI pioneers. With a commitment to providing essential resources and mentorship, Google aims to empower startups to build impactful businesses that harness the transformative potential of AI across various sectors.

Programme Details: Fueling Success

Scheduled to run from June to September 2024, the programme offers selected ventures a comprehensive package of support, including up to US$350,000 in Google Cloud credits, personalized guidance from Google AI experts and industry leaders, intensive training on AI/ML development and scaling strategies, and invaluable connections to potential investors, partners, and customers. Additionally, participants gain access to a supportive network of fellow founders navigating similar challenges and opportunities.

Act Now: Seize the Opportunity

Applications for the Google for Startups Accelerator Africa are open until May 20. Don't miss the chance to be part of this transformative journey, propelling your startup towards success and making a lasting impact in Africa's dynamic tech ecosystem. Apply now to unlock the full potential of your AI-driven innovation.