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  Google is inviting startups in Africa that are building AI and ML-based solutions for the African market to apply for a place in its AI First Accelerator program. The 10-week accelerator is equity-free and will enable ventures operating in any sector and utilizing Artificial Intelligence in transformative ways to acquire the knowledge and resources they need to strengthen their productive, problem-solving, and fundraising capacities.
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The organizers of the Google AI First Accelerator say that they are on the lookout for companies with “a strong team and a clear vision for how AI can be used to solve real-world challenges”. After identifying such ventures, the Google AI First Accelerator will work with them to fine-tune their products and improve their exposure to potential partners and investors.
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Benefits This program provides the following benefits to startups that are accepted into it:
  • Receive 10 weeks of equity-free support
  • Enjoy product and leadership support from mentors and industry experts
  • Receive the support of fellow founders in the Google Startups alumni network
  • Be exposed to VCs and investors that show a preference for AI startups
  • Get product credits from Google

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The Google AI First Accelerator is open to startups that meet these criteria:
  • They should be between the Seed and Series A stages and must demonstrate traction
  • Must be building a product that’s scalable, targeted at a significant market, and part of a viable business model
  • Should be deeply technical, leveraging technologies like AI and Machine Learning
  • CTO and/or other persons in technical roles should be committed to attending required program sessions
Applications will remain open until September 6, 2023. If you would like to apply for this opportunity, you can do so HERE. Featured Image Source: Opportunities For Africans
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This article was first published on 29th August 2023


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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