Google is supporting the launch of an accelerator programme called 440 to create an early stage fund for mobile web startups in Nigeria.
The programme which is initiative of 88MPH and L5Lab will provide a platform for Nigeria’s startup community to get access to early stage funding, mentoring, and other forms of support, according to the technology company.
Application for the programme is opened for interested tech startups in Nigeria while the programme which begins September 30, this year will last for three months.
Elijah Kitaka, Programme Manager says “we are very excited to be supporting 440 in creating new opportunities for Nigerian startups to build great products for the local market, Africa and the world. Applications for the 3-month accelerator program which begins on September 10th are now open.”
According to him, startups joining this year’s batch will have access to over 30 mentors that include prominent business people, investors, serial entrepreneurs, and heads of corporations, “to help them navigate their way through the process of turning an idea into a business.”