Nigerian technology company, Delivery Science has announced Wednesday that it is one of the beneficiaries of the fourth Google Launchpad Accelerator program, according to a statement.
This is the first time Google’s Launchpad Accelerator is accepting technology start-ups from Africa, and Delivery Science was selected as one of the start-ups to be a part of this unique initiative.
While commenting on the achievement, CEO/Co-Founder Delivery Science- Lanre Oyedotun, expressed Delivery Science’s delight at being of the start-ups accepted into the programme. According to Lanre, “It’s a worthy recognition of the innovative work the team is doing and it’s a step in the right direction, because part of our goals and objectives as an organization to scale across Africa.”
Co-Founder/CEA Delivery Science- ChukaOfili further added, “It is a positive feat for the Nigerian tech industry. The Google Launchpad Accelerator will not only catapult Delivery Science to the global stage, it will also help the local tech industry in Nigeria achieve global acclaim.”
As part of the Google Launchpad Accelerator, Google is providing the participating start-ups $50,000 in Cash and $100,000 in Platform Credits for Google products, the opportunity to work closely with Google for 6 months, a 2 week all-expense-paid training at Google Headquarters in the heart of Silicon Valley, Equity-free support, access to Google engineers, resources, and mentors as well as marketing opportunities.
In three short years, Delivery Science has made giant strides in the technology space. Delivery Science has been named among the Most Impressive Start-ups of 2016 by Ventures Africa, made the Disrupt 100 list- a global list of disruptive companies in various technological pursuits; and was listed among the 10 African Start-ups that rocked 2014 by CNN.
Operating from the heart of Yaba, its flagship product, FieldInsight, is an innovative solution that helps manufacturers collect and process data in the field using mobile devices handled by the manufacturer’s field workers.
The fourth Google Launchpad Accelerator kicks off on 17 July, 2017.