African healthcare startups, brace yourself – Google’s growth academy is calling for you! But wait, what on earth are the criteria?
In contrast to rapidly announcing and executing massive layoffs, European businesses tend to handle these situations differently.
Behold! Google has unveiled its groundbreaking Startups Growth Academy, an innovative program that empowers startups in Africa and the Middle East to optimize AI in the creation of groundbreaking healthcare solutions! The three-month intensive program provides participating startups with invaluable insight from expert industry veterans, while fostering invaluable networking connections between peers. Participants will also receive unrestricted access to Google’s groundbreaking technological resources.
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Google has reaffirmed its commitment to improving the healthcare and wellness industry, while simultaneously supervising the growth of affiliated startups. They have chosen to focus on AI and machine learning in this endeavor, and with good reason. By integrating these cutting-edge technologies into healthcare solutions, Google aims to significantly improve the health and well-being of millions worldwide. Are you excited yet?
Startups that participate in this unique program will develop growth skills, acquire essential tools and products from Google, and learn strategies to help expand their reach into international markets. The program also emphasizes responsible innovation with emerging technology, enabling founders to develop data-driven strategies for securing new partnerships and customers.
Founders seeking to join the program must meet all of the following criteria: be Seed to Series A startups located in Europe, the Middle East or Africa, working on AI applications that solve health or well-being challenges, with a clear track record of revenue and users. They must also possess scalable products and services with a substantial total addressable market and a defensible growth model.
The deadline for applications is on July 10, 2023. Interviews will be conducted between July and September, and announcement of the selected cohort will be made in September. The program begins in October.
This revolutionary program already boasts a successful alumni of AI-powered healthcare startups, including LifeBank CEO, Temie Giwa Tubosun. Lifebank, established in Lagos, Nigeria, is a motorcycle-based network that connects blood banks to hospitals in critical need of blood. The organization relies heavily on AI to provide cost-effective logistical solutions while producing life-saving results, including 20,000 saved lives since launching in 2016.