A program run by Google “Launchpad Accelerator Africa” third Class has graduated. This is part of its ongoing efforts to support entrepreneurship on the continent.
All of the teams that participated in Class 3 have been trained in machine learning technologies and are implementing AI in their offerings as a result.
Head of startup success and services, Launchpad Accelerator Africa, Fola Olatunji-David explained that
”This represents an alignment towards building AI-first startups powered by Google technology. The startups in this class have raised close to $9-million in funding, created more than 120 jobs and their products and services have over 270 000 users.”
“We know that Africa is awash with entrepreneurial potential”.
“The growth of entrepreneurship in Africa is critical to the survival of our continent”.
The graduating startups now form part of Google Launchpad Accelerator Africa’s alumni along with the 23 startups from Classes 1 and 2 who between them have created 385 direct jobs and raised over $19-million before, during and after they participated in the program.
Olatunji-David added that Class 4 will kick off later this year, and stressed that applications for Class 4 and will be open until 26 July.