The Google Developers Space is a hub for African developers, entrepreneurs, and startups.
The tech giant announced this on Tuesday, January 28th, 2020, and it will house the Google Launchpad Accelerator Africa.
Onajite Emerhor, Head of Operations, Launchpad Accelerator Africa, stated this in a blog on Tuesday, January 28th, 2020.
Emerhor said the Space will house the Google Launchpad Accelerator Africa.
“Starting today, members of the African tech community can use this Space for free. In addition to housing Google Launchpad Accelerator Africa, the Space will support developer meetups, training, experts office hours, Women in tech events, Startup programs (outside of Launchpad), partner events that support the wider entrepreneur and developer ecosystem, as well as Google initiatives for empowering people through digital skills training.”
Since the Launchpad Accelerator Africa programme kicked off in 2018, Google said it has worked with 47 startups from 17 African countries: Algeria, Botswana, Cameroon, Côte D’Ivoire, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Morocco, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, and Zimbabwe.
“They have collectively raised millions of dollars in investment, and created hundreds of jobs,” the statement added.
The Google Developers Space is the realisation of Google CEO, Sundar Pichai's commitment provide a hub where African entrepreneurs, developers, mentors, VCs, and investors can connect and collaborate.