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Techinafrica – This post gives detailed highlights about the 11 Startup Graduates of Google Launchpad Accelerator Africa Program designed for tech startups within 17 African countries, including Algeria, Botswana, Cameroon, Côte d’Ivoire, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, Rwanda, Sénégal, South Africa, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, and Zimbabwe.
The 3 month program took place in Lagos and the graduation program was held in Ghana as these startups collecting $110,000 in funding from Google. Google believes that empowering entrepreneurs and startups is essential to drive employment growth, and enable both economic and social development on the continent.
The Google Launchpad Accelerator Africa Program was first announced in July 2017 and will keep continuing until 2020. Per year, there are at least 10 to 12 startups engaged in the program where they receive a fund of $3 million, and more importantly, have an access to advisers from Google, Silicon Valley, as well as Africa for about three years. An addition to that, they also get PR support during the program.
The 11 Startup Graduates of Google Launchpad Accelerator Africa Program with their country of origin are listed below:
The 11 Startup Graduates of Google Launchpad Accelerator Africa Program
#1. AppZone (Nigeria)
AppZone is Africa’s leading provider of software solutions to financial institutions. It allows merchants receive payments in physical outlets, on websites and directly from within the Zone app environment.
#2. Chalkboard Education (Ghana)
Chalkboard Education is a mobile learning platform that offers curricula accessible on all mobiles even without the internet.
#3. Cloud9xp (Kenya)
Cloud9xp is an online platform that helps people to discover tourism places and book leisure experiences across Africa.
#4. EzyAgric (Uganda)
This app aides a farmer to order for genuine agricultural inputs. Map their farm land for better decision making. Sell and buy produce. Record your farm transactions automatically on the App.
#5. Formplus (Nigeria)
For effective and productive work experience, FormPlus is a website that helps you Create Forms that Collect Data Online and Offline.
#6. Medsaf (Nigeria)
Medsaf is making the process of buying and selling medication in Africa’s complex health system easy by building strategic partnerships with the world’s most trusted drug manufacturers.
#7. Mintrics (Egypt)
Mintrics is a social media tool that helps people reduce save the stress of switching between millions tabs to analyze their videos across different social platforms; you can do it in just one dashboard.
#8. PayGo Energy (Kenya)
For big eatery businesses, PayGo Energy connects your cylinder fleet to a single platform, accelerating LPG adoption and revolutionizing distribution. By using PayGo Energy’s service and smart meter technology you can remove cost barriers to clean cooking fuel.
#9. Pineapple (South Africa)
Pineapple provides fair, instant insurance for your portable devices like smartphone, tablet, and laptop, smart watch, drones, Sports Equipment, Camera, electronic gadgets, Jewelry & Watches.
#10. Preeva (South Africa)
Preeva provides private tutoring, share tutoring and workshops for school and university. It is place for people who love to teach and want to learn how to do it best.
#11. Thank U Cash (Nigeria)
Thank U Cash is a payment processor that offers cash back to buyers every time they make a payment. The platform helps buyers save up to 50% on each transaction. It encourages customers to buy more from merchants.