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Google Announces Launchpad Accelerator Africa Class 3

The third Launchpad Accelerator Africa class was announced today by Google as part of its ongoing efforts to support entrepreneurship on the continent.

This third class, which starts on 1 April 2019, involves 12 startups from six African countries – Egypt, Kenya, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa and Uganda. Of these 12 startups, 6 have female co-founders and 9 are either AI-enabled or have AI potential.

“These companies will join other startups in the Launchpad programme, present and past, that are using technology to create a positive impact on key industries in their region. We look forward to supporting  and connecting them with startup ecosystems around the world,” says Fola Olatunji-David, Google’s head of Startup Success and Services, Launchpad Africa.

The 12 startups, in alphabetical order, are:

 

  • 54Gene (Nigeria): Improves drug discovery by researching multiple genetically diverse African populations.

  • Data Integrated Limited (Kenya): Automates and digitises SME payments, connecting the street to high finance.

  • Instadiet.me (Egypt): Connects patients to credible nutritionists and dietitians online to help them maintain a healthy and optimal weight.

  • Kwara (Kenya): Provides a rich digital banking platform to established fair lenders such as credit unions or savings and credit cooperatives (SACCOs), with an open API to enable and accelerate their inclusion into the formal financial ecosystem.

  • OkHi (Kenya): A physical addressing platform for emerging markets that is on a mission to enable the 4 billion without a physical address to “be included”.

  • PAPS (Senegal): A logistics startup with a strong client-care orientation, focused on last mile delivery in the domestic market that features live tracking, an intelligent address system and automatic dispatch.

  • ScholarX (Nigeria): An education startup that connects high potential students with funding opportunities to help them advance in their studies.

  • Tambua Health Inc. (Kenya): The Tambua App turns a normal smartphone into a powerful, non-invasive diagnostic tool for Tuberculosis and Pneumonia. It uses a cough sound acoustic signature, symptoms, risk factors and clinical information to come up with a diagnostic report.

  • Voyc.ai (South Africa): Voyc.ai’s CX Research Platform helps companies understand their customers by turning their customer research into insights, personas and customer journey maps.

  • WellaHealth (Nigeria): A pharmacy marketplace for affordable high quality disease-care (such as malaria treatment) driven by artificial intelligence.

  • Zelda Learning (South Africa): Provides free online career guidance for students looking to enter university and then links them to funding and study opportunities.

 

  1. Swipe2pay (Uganda) – A web and mobile payments solution that democratizes electronic payments for SMEs by making it easy for them to accept mobile as a mode of payment.

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3 comments on “Google Announces Launchpad Accelerator Africa Class 3

  1. JohnJuwel says:

    Hey miss TECHY
    I think is a privilege that Nigeria is one of the African. cqountries selected for this.
    if we peep beyond the present I see this being a great opportunity for Nigeria in our medical sector.

  2. ỌBÁDÁRÀ says:

    … WELL, THIS IS A GOOD. TGE TWO NIGERIAN STARTUPS HERE ARE WHAT I HAVE HIGH HOPES IN ESPECIALLY THE ONE THAT DEALS WITH STUDENTS BEING CONNECTED TO FUNDING.
    I HOPE THOSE OF US WHO WILL VE CONSUMERS WILL 🔜 START SEEING THE EFFECT IF THESE TWO.
    GOOGLE, MAKING LIFE EASIER SINCE 0000 AD…

  3. Princewill says:

    Africa is definitely on the rise, look at all these incredible startups

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