Startups Black Founders

Apply for Google for Startups Black Founders Fund Africa before 31 May 2022 

Google for Startups invites applicants for the Black Founders Fund Africa, a program that aims to support early-stage black-founded startups that benefit the black community on the African continent. The program seeks explicitly to bridge the existing fundraising gap for black startup founders in Africa’s fast-growing technology landscape. Google for Startups has set aside up to USD 100,000 in equity-free cash, up to USD 200,000 in Google cloud credits, and access to the best of Google – people, products, and practices. Additionally, participants will have the opportunity to receive mentorship support to accelerate business growth and to connect with Google for Startups Accelerator & Partner program alumni. 

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

  • Be from the following African countries including Botswana, Cameroun, Cote D’Ivoire, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Mozambique, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda, and Zimbabwe 
  • Have an existing product or service for Africa and the global market 
  • Demonstrate the ability to create jobs, raise more funding, and make an impact 
  • The founding team should at least have one black C-level founding member (COO, CEO, or CFO) 
  • The company should be operating as a technology startup or a business where technology is a core for the ability to scale  
  • Proposed startup products/services should be compatible with Google products 

To apply for this program, visit: Applications