Ghanaian startup, Tendo, selected for Google Startups Accelerator Africa 2021

Ghanaian startup, Tendo, has been selected among 15 startups from the length and breadth of the African Continent to participate in Google’s Startups Accelerator Africa 2021 programme.

Tendo, the sole Ghanaian startup selected to participate in the programme, enables anyone in Africa to sell online with zero capital investment.

Launched in 2018, the Google for Startups Accelerator Africa programme helps startups leverage Google’s technologies and people to scale.

The startups use technology to build exciting products and solve some of Africa’s biggest challenges, with massive potential to contribute to the billion-dollar Africa internet economy Gross Domestic Product (GDP).

Six of the selected companies are from Nigeria; three are from South Africa, two from Kenya. In addition, the cohort is completed by one startup from Ethiopia, Ghana, Tunisia, and Rwanda.

This year, the selected 15 high-potential startups, including 47% women co-founders from across seven countries and seven sectors, will participate in a three-month online programme that includes three intensive virtual training boot camps, mentorship, and Google product support.

The 15 selected startups are:

Angaza Elimu (Kenya): an Education technology startup delivering quality and relevant education on-demand using AI.

Chekkit (Nigeria): A patented consumer intelligence, engagement & loyalty software-as-a-service for authentication, and tracking and tracing of consumer goods and pharmaceutical products.

Emergency Response Africa (Nigeria): A healthcare technology startup connecting first responders and verified emergency-ready hospitals to emergency victims.

Envisionit Deep AI (South Africa): RADIFY is the AI product developed by Envisionit Deep AI that detects and highlights abnormalities across medical diagnostic images.

GeroCare (Nigeria): A cloud-based hospital that enables individuals to provide regular home medical care for their elderly loved ones.

Khula! (South Africa): An ecosystem of digital platforms (mobile and web) that exist to make the agricultural value chain more efficient & fair.

Ndovu (Kenya): A micro-investment platform providing access to financial markets, financial literacy and tools to diversify financial risk.

Nguvu Health (Nigeria): Preventive and Corrective Tech for mental health.

OneHealth (Nigeria): A digital-first pharmacy and healthcare platform, leveraging technology to provide access to medicines, information and healthcare providers.

PayWay Ethiopia (Ethiopia): With its fully functional payment technologies, PayWay is digitizing payments in Ethiopia.

Tabiri Analytics Inc (Rwanda): Comprehensive and automated cybersecurity service for enterprises in the underserved markets.

Tendo (Ghana): Tendo enables anyone in Africa to sell online with zero capital investment.

Third Design (Tunisia): A software-as-a-service (SaaS) platform that helps individuals easily design 3D immersive experiences.

Vittas International (Nigeria): A tech-enabled financing platform that extends credit to healthcare SMEs in Nigeria.

Whoosh (South Africa): A digital payments’ solution enabling merchants and businesses to expand online.

The programme has so far supported 67 startups from 17 African countries, who have collectively raised $72 million and created 2,800 direct jobs.

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