Nigerian startups continue to dominate in the African startup ecosystem. In the inaugural Google Launchpad Accelerator Africa, six companies were selected – four from Nigeria, one from each of Kenya and South Africa. The companies are as follows:
Twiga Foods, Kenya
Tech-enabled sourcing and distribution platform that replaces informal wholesale markets in Africa’s urban markets
Delivery Science, Nigeria
Mobile forms that help large organizations obtain field data
Builds technology and infrastructure for digital commerce across Africa
Gidi Mobile, Nigeria
Mobile learning platform that uses “mastery learning” and social gamification to help users with personal development
Helps businesses in Africa accept payments from their customers
JUMO, South Africa
The largest scale, lowest cost financial services marketplace for emerging markets
Launchpad Accelerator is a program to empower founders by supporting their startups through mentorship and equity-free support. The Accelerator leverages all that Google has to offer, to help participating tech startups reach their true potential.
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