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  Applications are now available for the 2024 Google for Startups Accelerator Africa Program. This program is dedicated to supporting growth-stage startups in Africa that are tackling challenges with advanced technology, such as AI/ML or data, across various industries.
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Selected startups will be paired with relevant experts from Google and the industry to address their top challenges. They will also receive valuable insights and best practices to enhance their product and business. The Google for Startups Accelerator Africa Program spans 10 weeks and is equity-free, catering to Seed to Series A startups either based in Africa or developing solutions centred around Africa.
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  • Equity-free support throughout the program duration.
  • Dedicated mentoring from Google teams.
  • Exclusive access to technical boot camps hosted by Google.
  • Connection to Google’s network of industry experts.
  • Eligible startups receive product credits.
  • Early access to new Google products and tools.
  • Support on company and product strategy.
  • Technical project partnership with Google experts to tackle significant tech challenges.

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Eligibility Criteria

To be eligible for the Google for Startups Accelerator Africa, startups must meet the following criteria:
  • Demonstrate traction, preferably between the Seed and Series A stage.
  • Developing a scalable product or service with a significant total addressable market and defensible growth model.
  • Deeply technical, preferably utilizing technologies like Machine Learning and AI.
  • Commitment from CTO and/or technical roles to participate and engage in required program sessions.
Applications are open until May 20, 2024. Interested startups can apply HERE.
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This article was first published on 10th May 2024


Ikenna Nwachukwu holds a bachelor's degree in Economics from the University of Nigeria, Nsukka. He loves to look at the world through multiple lenses- economic, political, religious and philosophical- and to write about what he observes in a witty, yet reflective style.

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