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Inviting applications for the Google Startups Accelerator Africa

Inviting applications for the Google Startups Accelerator Africa

In the bustling markets and vibrant streets of Senegal, a local startup called Lengo AI is proving that technology can empower even the smallest of businesses. They've created a simple, easy-to-use tool that helps shop owners track sales, manage inventory, and make smarter decisions—all with the help of artificial intelligence. By breaking down barriers to technology, Lengo AI is unlocking new opportunities for entrepreneurs who were previously underserved.

Lengo AI's success is just one example of the wave of innovation sweeping across Africa. From bustling cities to remote villages, startups are tackling the continent's most pressing challenges head-on. They're using technology to transform healthcare, education, finance, and countless other sectors. These startups are not just building businesses; they're building a brighter future for Africa.

Lengo AI is a Data-Driven Operating System for the Informal Sector.

We're continually inspired by the ingenuity of startups across Africa, and since 2018, the Google for Startups Accelerator Africa program has been our way of supporting the dynamic tech ecosystem throughout the continent.

And now we're thrilled to open applications for our 2024 Cohort!

Over the years, this program has supported 106 startups who have collectively raised over $263 million and created more than 2,800 jobs. We can't wait to discover and support the next generation of African innovators who will shape the future of technology on the continent.

Program Benefits:

  • Equity-Free Support: Up to $350,000 in Google Cloud credits to scale your infrastructure and technology.
  • Mentorship: Personalised guidance from Google experts, seasoned entrepreneurs, and industry leaders.
  • Technical Workshops: In-depth training on product development, business strategy, and cutting-edge technologies, including AI and machine learning.
  • Global Network: Access to a network of investors, partners, and customers worldwide.
  • Community: Join a supportive community of fellow founders for collaboration and learning.

Who Should Apply?

We're seeking Seed to Series A tech startups based in Africa or those developing Africa-centric solutions. We are particularly interested in startups addressing critical areas such as healthcare, education, agriculture, finance, and sustainability.

How to Apply

Applications are open from April 29 to May 20, 2024. Visit to learn more and submit your application. Don’t miss this chance to accelerate your startup with Google!