Google for Startups invites applicants for the Black Founders Fund Africa. The program aims to support early-stage black founded startups that are benefitting the black community on the continent and specifically seeks to bridge the existing fundraising gap for black startup founders in Africa’s fast-growing technology landscape. Up to $3 million is available to support 50 successful investable startups in Africa.


How will successful applicants benefit?

Successful startups will access the following:

  • Receive seed funding of $50,000 or $100,000 depending on the startup product development stage.
  • Mentorship support and access to Google platform credits to accelerate business growth.
  • Opportunity to connect with Google for Startups Accelerator & Partner program alumni.


Who should apply?

The Black Founders Fund Africa is intended for startups in Africa seeking seed-stage funding that meet the following criteria:

  • Have an existing product or service for Africa and the global market
  • Are creating jobs, have the potential to raise more funding, and are making an impact
  • The founding team has at least one black C-level founding member
  • Operating as a technology startup or a business where technology is a core for the ability to scale
  • Proposed startup products/services are compatible with Google products


Eligible countries

The program is accepting applicants from the following countries in Africa: Botswana, Cameroun, Cote D’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zimbabwe.


How to apply

Eligible startups can apply online here.

Deadline: 7th July 2021

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