Google wants to bridge the existing fundraising gap for black start-ups founders in Africa’s fast growing technology landscape through the Google for Start-up’s Black Founders Fund. They are supporting early-stage African start-ups that are founded by black-led or diverse teams or who are directly benefitting the black community.
Following the success of the first initiative in 2021, Google is increasing its commitment with an additional $1 million US Dollars in funding, and support for 10 more founders this year. This will result in a commitment of $4m to 60 eligible Black-founded start-ups across Africa.
Who should apply?:
The fund is open to all startups
Priority will be given to Google for Startups Accelerator & Partner program alumni.
The Black Founders Fund Africa is open to startups that meet the eligibility criteria in Botswana, Cameroon, Côte D'ivoire, Ghana, Ethiopia, Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and Zimbabwe.
While these thirteen countries are the prime focus due to their active tech and startup ecosystems, strong applications from other African countries will also be considered.
Applications will closing date:
31 May 2022