Google for Startups through its US$3 million Black Founders Fund Africa has awarded fifty African tech. This initiative aims to help new black founded startups at an early stage in order to resolve the fundraising gap black founders face in the technology industry.

Google through Co-creation Hub(CcHub), a tech community hub in Nigeria, Kenya and Rwanda would distribute the funding to the selected startups and the startups would also receive Google Ad Grants and Cloud credits. They also have access to support from professionals at Google.
Twenty-seven of the startups selected by Google are from Nigeria and they are; Babymigo (e-health), Bumpa (retail-tech), Chekkit (e-health), CredPal (fintech), Crop2Cash(agri-tech), Curacel (fintech), Emergency Response Africa (e-health), Formplus (data collection), GeroCare (e-health), Gradely (ed-tech), Gricd (energy), Hitch (ed-tech), ImaliPay (fintech), Lifestores (e-health), mDoc (e-health), Medsaf (e-health), My-Medicine (e-health),
Pickmeup (transport), Reach (fintech), Send (fintech), Shecluded (fintech), Shopa (retail-tech), Tix Africa (events), Touch and Pay (fintech), TradeBuza (fintech), Treepz (transport) and Whispa (eHealth).

Eight and three startups are from Kenya and Ghana respectively with 2 from Rwanda. The last four include a Senegalese logistics platform, Paps, Cameroonian e-health startup, Infiuss Health, Zambian fintech, Lupiya, and Ethiopian home services platform, Taskmoby.


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