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Google Votes $6M For Start-Ups In Nigeria

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Google has unveiled new initiatives to help startups in Nigeria and other African countries get access to capital and best of its resources.

The programmes, which include a $3 million Black Founders Fund for African startups and a $3 million Google.org grant to help low-income communities develop entrepreneurial skills and funding.

Managing Director of Google Africa, Nitin Gajria, and Head of Google.org Europe, Middle East & Africa, Rowan Barnett, disclosed this in a joint statement yesterday.

“Through the Google for Startups Black Founders Fund Africa, we are supporting early-stage Black-founded startups and startups that are benefitting the Black community on the continent. We want to bridge the existing fundraising gap for Black startup founders in Africa’s fast-growing technology landscape.

“The programmes, which include a $3 million Black Founders Fund for African startups and a $3 million Google.org grant to help low-income communities develop entrepreneurial skills and funding, will help Black founders grow their businesses not only by providing capital but also by providing access to the best of Google resources,” the statement read.

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