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Startup - September 14, 2020

Google Graduates 20 African Startups from its Virtual Accelerator Programme

A total of 20 African startups are set to graduate from the virtual class of Google’s accelerator programme – Google for Startups Accelerator Africa.

The 20 startups from across 7 African countries, went through 12 weeks of online training as part of Google’s virtual classes designed to to offer mentoring and workshops in such key areas as business development, business growth, and technology.

While commenting on the graduation, the Head of Google for Startups Accelerator Africa, Onajte Emerhor, said, “to date, we have celebrated wins with one Nigerian startup playing their part in the fight against COVID-19 and three raising funding – one notable win being Franc raising a seed round of $250,000 after joining the program.”

Below are the 20 graduating startups:

  • Adi+Bolga: This Ghanaian startup uses technology to provide virtual skincare consultations and accurate personalised product recommendations to consumers.
  • AmiTruck: Kenyan startup, Amitruck, is a digital platform that seeks to bring trust, transparency and efficiency to logistics by using technology to connect cargo owners and transporters.
  • Beamm: Beamm is a South African startup which allows users to make Hollywood style CGI and VFX videos with ease.
  • BuuPass: Kenya’s BuuPass works with transport operators to provide digital solutions that seamlessly facilitate convenient and reliable movement of commuters.
  • Crediation: Crediation is a Kenyan startup empowers tech startups to lend to their customers. It provides APIs and a dashboard to allow its partners to access funds for lending and process loans.
  • Credpal: Nigerian startup, CredPal, develops consumer credit infrastructure to ease consumer credit purchases, and enable retail businesses to provide on-demand credit for consumers in Africa.
  • Crop2Cash: Crop2Cash is a Nigerian offline accessible platform for farmers, making it possible for them to pay, get paid, and access agricultural credit via USSD while assuring financial institutions of their lending capital.
  • Curacel: Curacel is also a Nigerian Claims and Fraud Detection Platform for African insurers.
  • Festival Coins (Nigeria): Festival Coins is a suite of tools to help event organisers produce better events, with features including online ticketing, access control, cashless payments, and event reporting.
  • Franc (South Africa): Franc.app is an investment app that helps first time investors realise their dreams by providing access to the best cash and equity funds without minimums or restrictions.
  • Ilara Health (Kenya): Ilara Health brings essential diagnostic support and impactful software products to patients and providers across peri-urban sub-Saharan Africa, who currently are unable to access these basic life-saving tools.
  • Judy (Nigeria): The smart, comprehensive database of African case law and legislation.
  • Kaoun (Tunisia): Kaoun enables unbanked and underbanked individuals and businesses to access financial services through identification, payment and credit solutions.
  • Send (Nigeria): Digital freight forwarder and customs broker for Africa.
  • Stears (Nigeria): Stears is a trusted provider of high-quality African information that improves decision-making.
  • The Smarthub (Nigeria): A platform to build and develop smart ideas for social impact, scalability and investment.
  • Thumeza (Zimbabwe): A next-generation logistics platform utilising data in order to optimise the logistics function for enterprises.
  • Uzapoint (Kenya): UzaPoint is an enterprise resource planning tool that enhances the efficiency, profitability and business intelligence of small scale businesses in retail.
  • Zayride (Ethiopia): Zayride provides reliable, timely, and safe cab services using technologically enabled dispatch systems and integrated mobile money systems for payment.
  • Zuka Data Science (Kenya): A blended learning platform with engaging data science programs designed by experts to enable individuals and organisations at all levels become data fluent.

You may learn more about Google for Startups Accelerator Africa by watching the video below:

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