Applications are now open for the next cohort of Google’s Launchpad Accelerator. The six-month zero-equity acceleration programme is aimed at growth-stage startups from emerging markets.

The programme is now open to more countries around the world.

Before now, it included African startups in Nigeria, Kenya, and South Africa, but this has been increased to 10, as Algeria, Egypt, Ghana, Morocco, Tanzania, Tunisia, and Uganda have been added to the list.

More countries in Asia, Europe and Latin America have also been included.

Selected developers will be invited to the Google Developers Launchpad Space in San Francisco for 2 weeks of all-expense-paid training.

Training includes intensive mentoring from 20+ Google teams, and expert mentors from top technology companies and VCs in Silicon Valley. Participants will receive equity-free support, credits for Google products, PR support and continue to work closely with Google back in their home country during the 6-month program.

The application process for the equity-free program will end on October 2, 2017 at 9AM Pacific Standard Time (7pm Central African Time).

Click here to apply.