Nigeria mDoc, Kenya’s Flare and Solar Freeze have been selected into Google for Startups’ first Accelerator Program on Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs).
mDoc Healthcare is a digital health social enterprise which leverages data, quality improvement and behavioural science to support people living with chronic health needs such as pregnancy, hypertension, cancer, diabetes, depression and anxiety through our digital platform CompleteHealth™ and our in-person NudgeHubs™.
Flare offers software infrastructure and operational support for emergency response services. Solar Freeze is pioneering mobile cold storage units powered by renewable energy for smallholder farmers, to help them reduce post-harvest loss in the developing world.
In the face of the COVID-19 pandemic, mDoc has amplified its teleconsultation services, tele-education services for healthcare workers and patients, and created a pan-African directory of testing and isolation centres for COVID-19.
The two African startups were part of the almost 1,200 startups from Europe, Middle East and Africa that applied. 11 startups were selected from France, Germany, Israel, Kenya, Netherlands, Nigeria, Pakistan, and the UK.
The Google for Startups Accelerator: Sustainable Development Goals is aimed at startups who are leveraging technology to make progress towards the United Nations 17 SDGs. Due to the current COVID-19 crisis, all on-site events of the program have been transformed into digital events.
Google for Startups Accelerator is focused on sustainable development goals. Geared towards social impact startups working to create a healthier and more sustainable future, the accelerator provides access to training, products and technical support. Startup founders will work with Google engineers and receive mentoring from over 20 teams at Google, as well as outside experts and local mentors.
The 11 successful startups have been selected based on the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals including poverty, inequality, climate, environmental degradation, prosperity, and peace and justice.
The program is designed to help founders with product and engineering expertise, business development and access to funding.
The accelerator is part of Google for Startups which help startups build and scale great products by matching them with the best of Google—our people, network and advanced technologies. To learn more about Google for Startups, visit startup.google.com or follow us on Twitter (@GoogleStartups).
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