Six Kenyan Startups have been selected among Twenty African tech startups for the fifth cohort of the Google for Startups Accelerator Africa, which will take place virtually for the next 3 months starting on June 29 until September 11.
Having launched its first African programme in March 2018, Google has held a further three programmes in Africa, with the most recent one taking place late last year. All of the previous programmes have included 12 startups, but the fifth edition will feature 12, and will be entirely virtual.
Kenya is represented by four – logistics platform AmiTruck, transport-tech startup BuuPass, consumer lending service Crediation, diagnostics software provider Ilara Health, enterprise resource planning tool UzaPoint, and blended learning platform Zuka Data Science – and South Africa by two, namely video-making platform Beamm and mobile money management service Franc.
The other participants include 8 startups from Nigeria: Consumer credit platform, Credpal, Insurtech platform, Curacel, legal database Judy, Farmer financing Starup, Crop2Cash, Freight forwarder, Send, e-health platform, The Smarthub and media platform, Stears.
Others are Tunisian financial inclusion startup Kaoun, Zimbabwean logistics platform Thumeza, Ethiopian e-hailing service ZayRide, and Ghanaian tech-based skincare company Adi+Bolga.