Google Startup Week commences next week in Lagos, precisely on November 27.
The first Google Startup Week to be held in Lagos, the week-long event will feature a focus on Google’s activities in the startup space across the continent, and an introduction to some of the top UK VCs who are flying to Lagos in support of the Google for Startups UK Africa Immersion Programme.
The week will conclude with the graduation of Launchpad Accelerator Africa Class 4.
During Google Startup Week, Class 4 will be joined by graduates from Class 1, 2 and 3 who have recently participated in the Google for Startups London Immersion – a 12 week immersion programme designed to bring the best of Google and the London startup ecosystem to tech companies from Africa that do not yet have a presence in the UK.
In partnership with Launchpad Accelerator Africa, the program aims to connect high potential early stage startups with the dedicated support of Google for Startups to help them take their startup to the next level.
Having completed their London Immersion, startups from class 1, 2 and 3 alumni will be meeting investors from the UK and Africa during Google Startup Week in Lagos, an event that will see graduates from all 4 classes will get a chance to meet, engage with each other, and share their experiences for the first time.
Launchpad Accelerator Africa, Google’s first regionally-based startup accelerator program, is a 3-month mentoring program that provides more than $3 million equity-free support to more than 60 African tech startups, helping them to build, scale and optimise their products using the best of Google. The program has graduated 35 startups from Classes 1, 2 and 3 who between them have created 385 direct jobs and raised over $19-million before, during and after they participated in the programme.