- Startups Accelerator Programme for Africa created by Google has began to receive applications from developers
- Nigerian startups and developers can apply for the programme alongside other African countries
- The event is in its sixth edition, and the head of the programme says Google will continue to offer the innovators access to growth
Google for Startups Accelerator Programme for Africa is about to kickoff as the tech giant has began receiving applications from innovators. The programme will hold for three months.
The programme is in its sixth edition and it offers three intensive virtual training bootcamps, mentorship, and Google product support. Last year, applicants of the accelerator programme participated virtually.
The tech programme is opened to Nigerian innovators, as well as other West, East and North African countries. The last virtual event had 20 startups from seven countries.
Early-growth stage startup participants will be exposed to Google's networks, advanced technologies, product design, growth and fundraising.
Commenting on the coming edition, Onajite Emerhor, Head of Google for Startups Accelerator Africa, said the tech firm plans to maintain its support for African developers and startups, while offering the innovators access to growth.
Nitin Gajria, the managing director of Google Sub-Saharan Africa said African developers and startups are crucial in creating new opportunities and paving the way for the economic and social development of the continent.
Meanwhile, Legit.ng had previously reported that workers of the Central Bank of Nigeria have been warned against visiting restaurants and public places such as bars.
The financial regulator said there's a plan by unknown persons to kidnap or participate in terrorist attacks, so they should keep a low profile and ensure they close early from work.
The apex bank directed Bank heads of its branches to ensure employees don't use beyond their official work time in order to get home early. The workers were also told to avoid travelling by road or air.