Four Nigerian Startups to Participate in Google’s Launchpad Acceleration Program

By May 27, 2017 Investment News

A total of four startups from Nigeria will be part of the fourth class of Google’s Launchpad Accelerator.

The selected startups are Delivery Science, which provides Enterprise Supply Chain Software as a Service (SaaS) solution to companies operating robust logistics and supply chain business processes; Gidi Mobile Limited offering gidimo which is a mobile learning platform that uses mastery learning and social gamification to deliver personal advancement, in a fun way, and at unprecedented scale; Flutterwave which is building technology and infrastructure for digital commerce across Africa starting with Rave, an app that helps merchants accept mobile money, cards and bank account payments across 4 African countries; and Paystack a startup that helps African businesses to accept payments from their customers.

They will join other startups from across the world to participate in Launchpad Accelerator which is a six-month acceleration program offering mentorship and access to Google Product Managers. They will also receive equity-free support, product credits, and access to Google’s full suite of Launchpad initiatives and connections.

They will enjoy an all-expense-paid trip to Google Headquarters in Mountain View to collaborate with Google engineers/product managers and regional VCs.

Roy Glasberg, Global Lead, Launchpad Program & Accelerator, said, “We’re back at it again and excited to welcome an inspiring group of startups from all over the world for the 4th class of Launchpad Accelerator.

“This time around, startups from Asia and Latin America will be joined by peers from Africa and Europe.

Source: Tech City