UK-Nigeria Tech Hub and Google for Startups Africa Join Forces to Support Women Founders

Empowering Women Founders: Tech Giants Collaborate to Boost Nigeria's Tech Ecosystem

UK-Nigeria Tech Hub and Google for Startups Africa Join Forces to Support Women Founders

The UK-Nigeria Tech Hub, an integral part of the UK government’s Digital Access Program (DAP), has announced a partnership with Google for Startups Africa. Through this collaboration, $3 million in Google Cloud credits will be awarded to women founders in Nigeria, subsidizing cloud technology expenses for their startups and enabling them to focus on innovation, customer acquisition, and growth.

This joint initiative between the UK-Nigeria Tech Hub and Google for Startups Africa aims to promote digital inclusion and support tech businesses led by women founders. To celebrate International Women’s Day, the two organizations co-hosted an event in Lagos, connecting women founders, investors, and other ecosystem stakeholders. The gathering was designed to help women entrepreneurs navigate the tech funding landscape and secure funding for their ventures.

Justina Oha, Country Director of the UK-Nigeria Tech Hub, expressed enthusiasm for the partnership with Google for Startups, highlighting the timing with International Women’s Day celebrations. She emphasized the collaboration’s significance in demonstrating their commitment to supporting women founders and helping them realize their full potential. Oha also noted that such partnerships are vital for advancing Nigeria’s tech ecosystem at a rapid pace.

Folarin Aiyegbusi, Head of Startup Ecosystem Google Africa, shared his excitement about collaborating with the UK-Nigeria Tech Hub to empower women entrepreneurs in Nigeria. He underscored the unique opportunity to provide women founders with the necessary resources and support to scale their businesses and contribute to the growth of Nigeria’s tech ecosystem. Aiyegbusi added that Google for Startups is dedicated to supporting startups and entrepreneurs worldwide, and promoting women founders is crucial for fostering a more diverse and inclusive tech industry.

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