Google expands its Launchpad Accelerator program to Europe and Africa

Today, Google has announced the 4th class of its Launchpad Accelerator program, including the initial launch of the program in Europe and Africa. Launchpad Accelerator includes intensive mentoring from 20+ teams across Google and expert mentors from top technology companies and VCs in Silicon Valley.

Participants receive equity-free support, credits for Google products and continue to work closely with Google back in their home country during the 6-month program. Additionally, the latest class will kick-off on July 17th, 2017 and here’s the list of all the various participants:

Africa

  • Kenya
    • Twiga Foods Ltd: Tech-enabled sourcing and distribution platform that replaces informal wholesale markets in Africa’s urban markets.
  • Nigeria
    • Delivery ScienceMobile forms that help large organizations obtain field data.
    • Gidi Mobile LimitedMobile learning platform that uses “mastery learning” & social gamification to help users with personal development.
    • FlutterwaveFlutterwave builds technology and infrastructure for digital commerce across Africa.
    • PaystackHelps businesses in Africa accept payments from their customers.
  • South Africa
    • JUMO MarketplaceJumo is the largest scale, lowest cost financial services marketplace for emerging markets.

Asia

  • India
    • EdGE NetworksHR solutions provider powered by Artificial Intelligence
    • FastFilmzThe Super App for Super Fans of South Indian movies!
    • IndiaLendsCredit underwriting and analytics platform for unsecured consumer lending
    • RailYatriIntelligent, big data platform that leverages crowd-sourced content to help long distance travelers
    • RecipeBookIntelligent solutions in food and retail powered by deep learning computer vision.
    • SigTupleSmart screening solutions powered by data driven intelligence.
  • Indonesia
    • NADIPOSRestaurant Management Platform helping simplify operations and analytics
    • SIRCLOEmpowering businesses to sell online.
  • Malaysia
    • HealthMetricsAssisting companies managing their employee health benefits efficiently and cost effectively.
  • Philippines
    • BLOOMTransforming remittance businesses with blockchain technology.
    • Honesty AppsA Do-it-yourself mobile application platform for both iOS and Android.
  • Singapore
    • CicilWe allow Indonesian university students to purchase items online, and pay for them in monthly installments without a credit card!
  • Thailand
    • PiggipoAn application that helps users manage and monitor credit card spending more easily and effectively.
    • QueQHelps users manage time more wisely at crowded places.
  • Vietnam
    • eDoctorAllows users to consult doctors anytime, anywhere.

Europe

  • Czech Republic
    • GameeA social gaming platform.
    • SpendeeHelps users understand their finances.
  • Hungary
    • PublishDriveIntelligent SaaS enabled ebook publishing platform to increase sales globally.
  • Poland
    • DrOmnibusMultimedia tools that support special needs education and therapy for children with developmental and behavioral disorders.

Latin America

  • Argentina
    • IncreaseSimplifies and modernizes how merchants and companies understand, control and manage their income.
  • Brazil
    • ArquiveiEmpowers companies with smart data from fiscal documents fetch & analysis.
    • ContabilizeiTax reporting and accounting SaaS for small businesses in Brazil.
    • Contratado.ME: The marketplace that puts candidates at the center of their job search.
    • Guiche VirtualThe app for booking bus tickets in Brazil .
  • Chile
    • ComparaOnlineThe best and the most transparent marketplace for financial products in Latin America.
  • Mexico

It’s great to see Google lend its hand to these various startup businesses, and each class will include 2 weeks of all-expense-paid training. Additionally, the program will be working closely with each company for up to 6 months, and offers access to Google engineers, resources, and mentors.

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