Apply for the 2nd Google Launchpad Accelerator Africa Program (Win Over US$3 Million Equity-Free Support)


About the Program:

The program, which runs for three months and will operate out of Lagos, will over the next three years provide African startups with over US$3 million in equity-free support, working space, and access to expert advisers from Google, Silicon Valley, and Africa.
The Google Launchpad Accelerators currently open are:
  • Launchpad Accelerator Africa: for African startups building a great business or product in Africa.
  • Launchpad Accelerators Sao Paulo: For the next generation of Brazilian unicorns. Based at Google’s Campus São Paulo, startups will have specialized product support, as well as access to Google’s AI / ML, Cloud, Android, and Web experts.
  • Launchpad Accelerator Tel Aviv: Launchpad Accelerator Tel Aviv is focused on helping the most promising applied-ML startups in Israel develop great products. All Launchpad Tel Aviv startups will receive a wide array of training, including support on a strategic technical project.


As part of all Launchpad Accelerators, startups receive:

  • Equity-free support
  • Access to Google engineers and intensive mentoring from 20+ teams
  • Access to silicon valley experts and top local mentors
  • PR training and global media opportunities
  • Close partnership with Google for three months (new classes are accepted twice a year)


  • Launchpad Accelerator Africa is open to top seed-stage African startups. Applications are accepted from startups located in Algeria, Botswana, Cameroon, Cote D’Ivoire, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Morrocco, Nigeria, Rwanda, Senegal, South Africa, Tanzania, Tunisia, Uganda, and Zimbabwe;
  • Launchpad Accelerator Sao Paulo is open to top growth-stage Brazillian startups;
  • Launchpad Accelerator Tel Aviv is open to top growth-stage Israeli startups.


Click here to apply for Launchpad Accelerator Africa

Click here to apply for Launchpad Accelerator Sao Paulo

Click here to apply for Launchpad Accelerator Tel Aviv

Application Deadline:

July 8., 2018


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