American multinational tech company Google has selected five Kenyan startups to be part of the inaugural Google for Startups Accelerator: Women Founders Africa Programme.
The program which takes 12 weeks will look to empower and support women founders across the continent by providing adequate and relevant resources and opportunities.
The list of Kenyan startups includes eWaka, Farmer Lifeline, MosMos, Gobeba, and Zydii, which were part of the 15 startups selected in Africa for the project.
eWaka serves as a platform for commuter and commercial micro-mobility fleets, while Farmer Lifeline provides agricultural solutions to farmers.
MosMos is a startup that allows Kenyans to save and buy goods in installments while GoBeba delivers goods to clients across the country.
Last but not least Zydii provides businesses with an affordable, easy way to empower their teams with the skills to succeed.
“We are thrilled to announce the selected startups for the inaugural class of our Google for Startups Accelerator Africa: Women Founders Cohort. These women are tackling some of Africa’s most pressing challenges, and we’re excited to support them as they build the future,” stated Folarin Aiayegbusi, the head of the startup ecosystem for Africa at Google.
Aiayegbusi further stated that investing in women founders across Africa is critical for economic empowerment that will create jobs for the growing African youth population.