Paylater, Helium Health Make Google’s 5th class of Launchpad Accelerator!
Google has announced the 5th class of its hands-on mentorship program, Launchpad Accelerator. This includes a diverse group of startups from all over the world looking to tackle a number of World’s problem.
This was made in a post on the company’s blog by Roy Glasberg, Global Lead, Google Developers Launchpad.
22 Startups from across the world have been selected to take part in the latest class. These include three from Africa. Paylater, a Fintech startup and Helium Health, an electronic medical records startup represent Nigeria on the list while South African startup which helps Farmers optimise yields and reduce costs, Aerobotics makes the third African contingent.
We're in! 🕺🏽
— Paylater (@paylaterNG) November 30, 2017
The remaining finalists are from Bangladesh, India, Thailand, Hungary, Poland, Russia, Argentina, Brazil and Mexico.
Launchpad Accelerator is Google’s six-month program that includes an intensive two-week Bootcamp in San Francisco and mentoring from 30 plus teams across Google and expert mentors from top technology companies and VCs in Silicon Valley and globally.
📣 Introducing the 5th class of #LaunchpadAccelerator!
— Google Developers (@googledevs) November 29, 2017
Participants receive equity-free support, credits for Google products and media training, and continue to work closely with Google back in their home country. Class 5 kicks off January 29th, 2018 at the Google Developers Launchpad Space in San Francisco and will include 2 weeks of all-expense-paid training.
Recently, Google has taken the #LaunchpadStart to major African cities. Recall that it hosted the first Google Developers Launchpad in Lagos in partnership with CcHUB. It brought together over 100 local mentors and 21 start-ups. It was problem-solving Bootcamp, in many ways for the early stage start-ups present. Focus topics include Products, Design, Marketing, Business and Growth.
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