Google celebrates International SMB Month with an ecommerce summit and digital marketing scholarships.

Google has announced new initiatives to support small retail businesses in Africa as part of a month-long commemoration of International Micro, Small, and Medium-sized Businesses Day in June. This includes a one-hour virtual training event, Shopping Small Business Summit, aimed … Continue reading Google celebrates International SMB Month with an ecommerce summit and digital marketing scholarships.

Applications open for the second cohort of Google for Startups Black Founders Fund for Africa

Google has today announced that applications for the second cohort of the Google for Startup Black Founders Fund for Africa are now open. Following the success of the first cohort last year, Google will increase its commitment with an additional Sh116.3 Million($1M) in funding, and support for 10 more founders this year. This will result in a commitment of Sh465 million($4M) to 60 eligible black-founded startups across Africa. The Black Founders Fund Africa is open to startups that meet the eligibility criteria in Kenya, Botswana, Cameroun, Côte D’ivoire, Ghana, Ethiopia, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Uganda and  Zimbabwe. While … Continue reading Applications open for the second cohort of Google for Startups Black Founders Fund for Africa

Google partners with women legislators to tame online trolls who target female politicians during elections

Google has today announced a partnership with the Kenya Women Parliamentary Association (KEWOPA) that will see women politicians equipped with online safety tools and skills that will help them mitigate the impact of online trolls and  cyber-bullying. The female politicians … Continue reading Google partners with women legislators to tame online trolls who target female politicians during elections

Tony Elumelu Foundation And Google.Org announce Inaugural Fellowship Program To Support African Entrepreneurs

The Tony Elumelu Foundation (TEF) and Google announced an inaugural Google.org Fellowship to provide one million additional Africans with access to TEFConnect, as part of the Foundation’s mission to empower young African entrepreneurs from all 54 African countries. The announcement … Continue reading Tony Elumelu Foundation And Google.Org announce Inaugural Fellowship Program To Support African Entrepreneurs

Demand for African developers at an all-time high: Google “Africa Developer Ecosystem  Report 2021”

Google today launched the “Africa Developer Ecosystem Report 2021” demonstrating that, despite the challenges associated with the pandemic, the continent’s developer ecosystem is on the rise. This is according to the findings of a study conducted across 16 Sub-Saharan African … Continue reading Demand for African developers at an all-time high: Google “Africa Developer Ecosystem  Report 2021”