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Google’s 6-month Launchpad Accelerator Has Just Launched Across 4 Countries in MENA

The global accelerator for startups in emerging markets has just opened up to 20 new countries, including Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco and Algeria.

An all-expenses-paid bootcamp in San Francisco, mentorship from Google’s top managers and engineers, and equity-free support from the tech giant; what more could a tech entrepreneur aspire to?

Google has just opened its famous Launchpad Accelerator programme in 20 new markets across several region, including North Africa. Entrepreneurs from Egypt, Tunisia, Morocco and Algeria who are running tech startups targeting their local markets and with a proven product-market fit will now be able to apply to this six-month acceleration programme.

Focused on growth startups in search of “their next million users,” the accelerator was first launched in some countries across Latin America and Asia in 2015, and later expanded to Europe and Africa. Now, as the company doubled its markets to 20 across Asia, Europe, Latin America and Africa, the internet giant will invite winning startups to the Google Developers Launchpad Space in San Francisco for a 2-week all-expense-paid training.

Now only will startups access intensive mentoring from over 20 Google teams, but also other tech companies and VCs in Silicon Valley. But, more than the chance to get top-notch mentorship, winning entrepreneurs will also get equity-free support, PR support, and credits for Google Products, in a partnership with the iconic company that will stretch as participants return home during the six-month programme.

Applications are open until October 2nd, at 9AM PST, by filling the form here.

Main Photo: Google Offices in London. Credit: Martin Varsavsky, licensed under Creative Commons.


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