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Apply Now: Google $3 Million Female Grants for African Cloud Credits Startups Program 2023

Google $3 Million Female Grants for African

Africa Cloud Credits Program: Google for Entrepreneurs and the UK-Nigeria Tech Hub Africa has joined forces to provide up to $3 million in Google Cloud Credits to female technology startups. The UK-Nigeria Tech Hub is a UK government effort led by the Department for Digital, Culture, Media, and Sports (DCMS) to encourage the expansion of Nigeria’s technology ecosystem. The UK-Nigeria Tech Hub is a component of the larger Digital Access Programme, which aims to accelerate digital inclusion across Africa.



Program Details

Sponsor(s): Google

Program Type: Grant

Grant Value: Up to $3 Million

Eligible Candidates: Female Founders

Application Deadline: Open

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Benefits of the Google Startups Africa Cloud Credits Program

All applicants will become members of the UK-Nigeria Tech Hub Female Founders Community

START TIER

Google Cloud and Firebase usage by the beneficiary, will receive:

  • Up to $2,000 USD in Google Cloud credits, valid for two years



SCALE TIER

Google Cloud and Firebase usage by the beneficiary to cover:

  • Year 1: 100% up to $100,000 USD in Google Cloud credits in year 1.
  • Year 2: 20% up to an additional $100,000 USD in Google Cloud credits in year 2.



Apply Also: International Internship: African Development Bank (AfDB) Virtual Internship for Africans

Eligibility Requirement of the Google Startups Program

There are two tiers under the Google Cloud Credit Programme; The Start Tier and Scale Tier.
You are encouraged to apply even if you do not fall under any of the tiers.



START TIER: Ideal for beginner enterprises.

To qualify for the Start Tier, the female-founded enterprise must be:

  1. Founded within the last 5 years
  2. A technology Startup that is not yet funded by an institutional investor
  3. Not yet received Google cloud credits (beyond the free trial)
  • *Bonus: Beneficiaries under the Start Tier will be eligible to apply for $100,000 USD credits once $2,000 USD is exhausted.



SCALE TIER: Ideal for established enterprises.

To qualify for the Scale Tier, the female founded Startup must have:

  1.  Founded their company within the last 10 years
  2. Received startup equity funding* from pre-seed to Series A
    (if Series A, raised within the last 12 months) or common Web3 funding sources
  3. Not yet received more than $4,000 in Google Cloud credits.



How to Apply

Interested and suitably qualified female founders should click the Apply Button below to apply.

Click Here to Apply



Visit The UK-Nigeria Tech Hub Official Website For More Information

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