Google’s Launchpad Accelerator Program expands to Europe and Africa


Google’s Launchpad Accelerator a program dedicated to helping and mentoring startups in certain countries outside of the U.S., has just expanded to Europe and Africa.

In addition to startups from a number of Asian (India, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, and Philippines) and Latin American (Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Colombia, and Mexico) countries, entrepreneurs from African nations Kenya, Nigeria and South Africa, in addition to European countries Poland, Czech Republic, and Hungary, can now apply to participate in Launchpad Accelerator.


This program, originally launched in late 2015 to help startups in Asia and Latin America, accepts applications from late-stage tech startups in its specified countries. Those who participate in the program are invited to engage in six months of collaboration and training beginning in a Google Developers Launchpad location in San Francisco. This program also offers equity-free support, access to Google’s talented employees and vast resources, and opportunities to receive credits for Google products and market their products.


Google plans to expand to even more countries in the future, focusing on emerging markets all over the world.