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Google Says They’ve Trained 15K Developers & 35 Startups In Africa

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Google In Africa Recently shared a number of interesting developments they’ve made on the continent, at a recent Google For Nigeria event. From developers trained to startups assisted through Launchpad and so much more.

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Developers and startups

Google says they’ve trained 15k developers and recently partnered with Pluralsight and Andela, a partnership which has reached as far as Zim:

According to Google, the Launchpad Accelerator program has yielded positive results with 35 startups graduating and 385 jobs being created. The $19 million raised isn’t a number to scoff at either.

Google still has 25 startups to train before they meet their initial goal for Launchpad.

Digital skills…

Google’s Digital Skills for Africa has reached 4 million people (me being one of them!) and Google’s still got 6 million more people to go. With content being free they’ll reach this figure without any issues.

Funding…

Google Org -the non-profit that seeks nonprofit innovators that apply radical, data-driven innovation to solving the world’s biggest challenges- has pledged to give $4 million to youth empowerment, agriculture and gender equality:

Beyond tech

Google’s efforts will be going beyond startups and developers and will actually integrate artists. 10 of them…


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