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Google announced on September 6, 2022, that about 60 African tech startups had been shortlisted to be funded from its $4 million Black Funders Fund (BFF).
About 23 startups from Nigeria were named, dominating the list in the continent.
According to the search engine giant, the finalists will get $100,000 in cash awards added with $200,0000 in Google Cloud Credits per tech firm.
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In addition, they will also receive hands-on business and technical mentorship from Google’s network of business coaches on a wide range of topics, including artificial intelligence, organizational culture, people management and growth strategies.
Bookings Africa: Enables Africa’s gig economy and helps its workforce digitize and monetize their skills, connecting them to clients across the continent.
Clafiya: Connects people, families and businesses to healthcare workers and enables access to convenient, quality and affordable, on-demand primary care via their mobile phones.
Eden Life: Provides an ongoing operating system for getting and rendering essential services across Africa and concentrates on offering food, cleaning, laundering and beauty services to its customers.
Estate Intel: Provides reliable data for businesses that are investing or operating in the African real estate ecosystem.
Flex Finance: Helps firms on the continent manage workflow, access credit facilities, issue corporate cards to employees and disbursements from one platform.
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Gamr: An eSports tournament platform helping gamers in Africa discover tournaments they can play and get rewarded for.
Haul 247: A logistics firm connecting manufacturing firms and farmers with trucks and warehouses.
Healthtracka: Lets users access on-demand healthcare services from the comfort of their homes.
HerVest: Offers a highly secured, women-focused fintech platform that allows women to participate in major financial services, focusing on women founders.
Kyshi: Provides multi-currency accounts and remittance services to and from Africa.
LifeBank: Leverages technology to provide value in numerous segments of the healthcare supply chain, like blood, oxygen and medical supplies.
Norebase: Gives a single digital platform and technology tools for entrepreneurs and businesses to start, scale and operate in Africa and the US.
OneHealth: An online pharma and healthcare platform that gives access to medicines, healthcare info and solutions.
Pivo: A credit-centric digital bank for trade, supporting businesses across the continent.
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QShop: An easy-to-use DIY e-commerce platform meant to help small and medium-sized firms scale and sell online.
Scrapays: Creates an operating system infrastructure for recycling value chains in developing countries.
Shiip: Utilizes web, mobile and API technologies to connect people and businesses to delivery services in and out of Africa.
Spleet: Uses a ‘Rent Now, Pay Late’ system to ensure everyone in Africa can afford a place to live.
Stears: A financial intelligence firm providing subscription-based content and data to global professionals.
Terawork: An online freelance marketplace focused on matching freelancers to service buyers.
Topset Education: An ed-tech platform that provides quality and affordable education to Africans everywhere.
Wellahealh: provides technology and financial tools to healthcare providers and patients to enable affordability and accessibility.
Awabah: A digital platform for Africa’s workforce.
Google introduced the Black Founders Fund in 2021. It has supported about 50 startups from nine African countries that have raised over $87 million and created 518 jobs. The present 60 startups selected for 2022 cohorts were chosen from 10 countries.
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Legit.ng reported that Nigerian women are breaking grounds in what was formerly thought to be a male-dominated space.
These women are not only siting in leadership positions but are actively involved in product development.
ThisDay newspaper published a list of some of the ladies, their portfolios and achievements in the last few years.
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