Google opens applications for 8th cohort of Startups Accelerator Africa programme


Google has announced the opening of applications for the eighth cohort of its Startups Accelerator Africa programme.

The Google cohort would focus on startups leveraging artificial intelligence (AI) and machine learning (ML) to address critical challenges and unlock new opportunities across the continent.

So far, the programme had reportedly supported 106 startups from 17 African countries and had collectively raised over US$263 million.

A report by Technext24 indicated that startups were the lifeblood of innovation, driving economic growth, creating jobs, and solving some of society’s most pressing challenges.

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“In Africa, digital transformation is accelerating rapidly and startups play a vital role in shaping the continent’s future, from fintech and agritech to healthcare and education.

“The Google for Startups Accelerator Africa is a three-month, equity-free virtual programme that provides African startups with mentorship, technical resources, and access to a global network of experts and investors,” according to the programme.

The Class eight programme would run from June to September 2024.

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