A new class of Google startups has been selected for this year’s Googe startup Accelerator Africa. This is the fifth edition of the program, which was once referred to as Launchpad. This 2020, they will host an impressive 20 startups rather than their usual 12. The unique circumstances presented by the covid19 pandemic has compelled Africa Class 5 to proceed remotely.
After 3 weeks of continuous operation, there will be a week-long period dedicated to a virtual Bootcamp. The pool of startups was selected from Ghana, Ethiopia, Zimbabwe, Tunisia, South Africa, and Kenya. All these startups originate from industries such as e-commerce, agriculture, media, logistics, health, education, and transportation.
Of the 20 startups shortlisted, 6 come from Kenya. They are:
- AmiTruck which offers efficiency to transporters and cargo owners.
- Zuka Data Science which is a data science learning platform an offshoot of Zuka Academy’s Victor Mutunga.
- Ilara health offers diagnostic support and alongside impactful software products.
- BuuPass works with transport companies to ensure the steady movement of commuters.
- Uzapoint is an enterprise resource planning tool aimed at small businesses.
- Crediation a lending platform