Meet the class 7 members of Google for Startups Accelerator Africa

Google has announced that 15 African startups are now part of Class 7 in the Google for Startups Accelerator.

Launched in 2018, this accelerator is a virtual accelerator program for high-potential Seed to Series A tech startups in Africa. It lasts three months. It brings together the best of Google products, people and tech to help startups use machine learning or AI in their business today and in the future.

In addition to mentorship and technical project support, the Accelerator also includes deep dives and workshops focused on product design, customer acquisition and leadership development for founders, specialized training, media opportunities and access to Google’s network of engineers and experts.

Google for Startup Accelerator Africa was launched in March 2009. Since then, it has supported 82 entrepreneurs from 17 African nations. Together, they have raised $112 Million and created 2800 direct jobs.

Some notable Accelerator alumni include Thrive Agric and Kudi, Pezesha. OkadaBooks, OkHi, OkHi, 54gene. Curacel. Tix.Africa. Stears. Tendo. Ndovu.

Class 7 of the accelerator is made up of seven countries from Africa with Coté d’Ivoire making its debut at the programme. Five startups from Nigeria topped the list. South Africa and Kenya have three startups each. Similarly, Egypt, Uganda, Tanzania all have one.

The class is very diverse by sector with startups in healthtech, mobility and utility as well as AI, mixed reality logistics, data management, data management and digital identity.

Meet class 7 from Google for Startups Accelerator Africa

  1. Clafiya- Clafiya is a platform that connects patients to Health Practitioners in Nigeria to provide affordable and fast primary care services.
  2. Fleet simplify(Kenya), Fleetsimplify – A fleet management platform for shared mobility.
  3. HydroIQ(Kenya), HydroIQ: A virtual water network, HydroIQ gives utilities and consumers a single platform to manage and monitor their water consumption.
  4. iVerify.ng(Nigeria(: iVerify.ng, a digital identity-onboarding platform.
  5. LaRuche Health (Côte d’Ivoire): LaRuche Health offers inclusive apps that simplify care delivery & improve patient access to preventive healthcare services
  6. LyRise– LyRise, an Egyptian platform that allows companies to find and hire vetted AI/Data talent in Africa faster and easier than traditional methods.
  7. MDaaS Global (Nigeria): MDaas builds and operates modern, technology-enabled diagnostic services in clinically-underserved communities, starting in Nigeria.
  8. Multiplied (South Africa): Multiplied provides data-driven design at scale via infinitely personalized content for marketing.
  9. Nulitics (South Africa): Nulitics, a specialist in Mixed Reality (XR), software development and integration with a focus XR wearable technology.
  10. Ridelink: Ridelink makes cargo mobility affordable, accessible and convenient for small businesses in Uganda.
  11. SmartClass (Tanzania), is a skill-learning network that allows youth to learn from their peers
  12. Sukhiba(Kenya), Sukhiba: A decentralized platform for community-based commerce.
  13. Terawork(Nigeria: Terawork, a pan-African online marketplace that connects Africa talent to the global workforce, is located in Nigeria.
  14. The Marking App(South Africa) – The Marking App automates school administration and automatically marks handwritten school assessments.
  15. truQ(Nigeria): truQ is a tech-enabled logistics platform that automates, optimizes, and short-haul logistics (or intracity) for African retail distribution companies.
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