Participants of a previous cohort of the Google for Startups Accelerator (PHOTO CREDIT: Google Accelerator Africa)

Google for Startups Accelerator Africa Program 2024 for African Startups

Apply for the 2024 Google for Startups Accelerator Africa Program. Google for Startups Accelerator focuses on supporting growth-stage startups solving problems using advanced technology, such as AI/ML or data across key verticals.

Relevant Google and industry experts pair with the startups to solve the startups’ top challenges. The experts provide insights and best practices to improve the startups’ products and businesses. It is a 10-week equity-free accelerator program for Seed to Series A startups based in Africa or developing Africa-centered solutions.

Requirements for the Google for Startups Accelerator Africa Program

  • Google for Startups Accelerator Africa accepts applications from startups in Algeria, Botswana, Cameroon, Côte D’ivoire, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, and Zimbabwe.
  • Startups demonstrating traction, ideally between Seed and Series A stage.
  • Building a scalable product or service with a significant total addressable market and defensible growth model.
  • Deeply technical, preferably leveraging technologies like Machine Learning and AI.
  • Commitment from CTO and/or technical roles to participate and engage in required program sessions.


  • Equity-free support: For duration of program.
  • Dedicated mentoring from Google teams.
  • Exclusive invitations to technical bootcamps hosted by Google, where qualified.
  • Access to Google’s network of industry experts.
  • Eligible startups receive product credits.
  • Access to new Google products and tools as relevant.
  • Strategic support on company and product strategy.
  • Work hand in hand with experts from Google on your biggest tech challenges.


  • Application Deadline: May 20, 2024
  • Program Kick-Off: June 24, 2024
  • Graduation: September 12, 2024
  • Demo Day: September 12, 2024

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