Google for Startups Accelerator Africa has opened applications for a three-month accelerator program for Seed to Series A technology startups across the African continent.
The announcement was made during a virtual event at which Google hosted vital industry players, policy leads, startup executives and investors, driving the growth of Africa’s tech ecosystem.
Applications for the 6th Cohort of Google for Startups Accelerator programme, a three-month programme, slated to start on June 21, 2021, will be open until May 14.
The accelerator is designed to bring the best of Google’s programs, products, people and technology to startups that leverage machine learning and AI in their company today or plan to in the future.
The online programme, which includes three intensive virtual training boot camps, mentorship and Google product support, is open to applications from 17 countries across Africa, including Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal. South Africa, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda and Zimbabwe. The aim is to support the growth of the startups through their crucial growth phases.
For Google’s new developer scholarships, Android, Web and Google Cloud scholarships are being offered to beginner and intermediate developers resident in Africa.
A total of 40,000 scholarships will be offered to developers, spread across Mobile and Cloud development tracks.
The top 1,000 students at the end of the training will earn a full scholarship to certify on Android or Cloud development.
In addition to mentorship and technical project support, the accelerator also includes deep dives and workshops focused on product design, customer acquisition and leadership development for founders, specialized training, media opportunities and access to Google’s network of engineers and experts.
Click g.co/acceleratorafrica to apply now.