Fifteen startups have been selected for the 2021 Google for Startups Accelerator which is the 6th cohort since its inception.
Google for Startups Accelerator: Africa program was launched in 2018 to support the startup ecosystem, and has so far supported 67 startups from 17 African countries who have collectively raised US$72M and created 2800 direct jobs.
The selected high-potential startups to join this cohort are the most diverse class yet, with 47% women co-founders from across seven countries and seven sectors. These companies are using technology to build exciting products and solve some of Africa’s biggest challenges, with massive potential to contribute to the billion-dollar Africa internet economy GDP.
Below are the 15 selected startups:
- Angaza Elimu(Kenya): an Education technology startup delivering quality and relevant education on-demand using AI.
- Chekkit(Nigeria): A patented consumer intelligence, engagement & loyalty software-as-a-service for authentication, and tracking and tracing of consumer goods and pharmaceutical products.
- Emergency Response Africa(Nigeria): A healthcare technology startup connecting first responders and verified emergency-ready hospitals to emergency victims.
- Envisionit Deep AI(South Africa): RADIFY is the AI product developed by Envisionit Deep AI that detects and highlights abnormalities across medical diagnostic images.
- GeroCare(Nigeria): A cloud-based hospital that enables individuals to provide regular home medical care for their elderly loved ones.
- Khula! (South Africa): An ecosystem of digital platforms (mobile and web) that exist to make the agricultural value chain more efficient & fair.
- Ndovu(Kenya): A micro-investment platform providing access to financial markets, financial literacy, and tools to diversify financial risk.
- Nguvu Health(Nigeria): Preventive and Corrective Tech for mental health
- OneHealth(Nigeria): A digital-first pharmacy and healthcare platform, leveraging technology to provide access to medicines, information, and healthcare providers.
- PayWay Ethiopia(Ethiopia): With its fully functional payment technologies, PayWay is digitizing payments in Ethiopia.
- Tabiri Analytics Inc(Rwanda): Comprehensive and automated cybersecurity as a service for enterprises in underserved markets.
- Tendo(Ghana): Tendo enables anyone in Africa to sell online with zero capital investment.
- Design(Tunisia): A software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform that helps individuals easily design 3D immersive experiences.
- Vittas International(Nigeria): A tech-enabled financing platform that extends credit to healthcare SMEs in Nigeria.
- Whoosh(South Africa): A digital payments solution enabling merchants and businesses to expand online.