Google for Startups invites applications for the Google for Startups Black Founders Fund Africa in the USA in 2022.

Through the Google for Startups Black Founders Fund Africa, Google is supporting early-stage Black-founded startups and startups that are benefitting the Black community on the continent. It wants to bridge the existing fundraising gap for Black startup founders in Africa’s fast-growing technology landscape.

Applications are open to applicants from the following countries in Africa:

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Botswana, Cameroun, Cote D’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zimbabwe.

Worth of Award

  • Each startup will receive either $50,000 or $100,000. Funding varies according to each startup’s product development stage, current needs, and how much they’ve already raised.
  • The fund is open to all startups that meet the criteria, with priority given to Google for Startups Accelerator and Partner program alumni.
  • This fund will be given along with mentorship support and Google platform credits to help the startups grow.

Eligibility

The eligibility criteria include

A startup that is:

  • Headquartered in Africa or has a legal presence on the continent
  • Building for Africa and a global market
  • Creating jobs has growth potential to raise more funding, and making an impact

With a founding team that is:

  • Diverse, with at least one Black C-level founding member
  • Directly supporting the Black community

Technical requirements:

  • Technology startups with a live product in market or business where technology is core to their ability to scale (not for consultancies or not-for-profits)
  • Compatibility with Google products—our products can accelerate their growth

How to Apply

All applications should be made online via the official website.

Deadline: Applications are open now through until May 31, 2022

 

Click here for more details and to apply