UK-Nigeria Tech Hub and Google for Startups collaborate to provide $3 million cloud credits to women founders
The UK-Nigeria Tech Hub, a Digital Access Program (DAP) initiative by the UK government, has partnered with Google for Startups Africa to offer $3 million worth of Google Cloud credits to women founders in Nigeria. The support will cover the cloud technology-related expenses for startups, allowing them to focus on growth and innovation without incurring additional costs.
The joint venture between UK-Nigeria Tech Hub and Google for Startups Africa aims to promote digital inclusion and support technology businesses led by women founders. To mark International Women’s Day, the two entities organised an event in Lagos that brought together investors, ecosystem stakeholders, and women founders to discuss the technology funding landscape. The event aimed to empower women founders by providing insights on how to position themselves to secure funding for their startups.
Justina Oha, the Country Director for UK-Nigeria Tech Hub, said, “We are excited to collaborate with Google for Startups at a time when the world is celebrating International Women’s Day. This partnership is a demonstration of our commitment to supporting women founders and helping them achieve their full potential. By working together, we can advance Nigeria’s tech ecosystem at an accelerated pace.”
Folarin Aiyegbusi, Head of Startup Ecosystem Google Africa, said, “We are thrilled to partner with the UK-Nigeria Tech Hub to empower women entrepreneurs in Nigeria. This collaboration presents a unique opportunity to provide women founders with the necessary resources to scale their businesses and contribute to the growth of Nigeria’s tech ecosystem. At Google for Startups, we are committed to supporting startups and entrepreneurs worldwide, and we believe empowering women founders is critical in building a more diverse and inclusive tech industry.”
Title: UK-Nigeria Tech Hub and Google for Startups partner to award $3 million cloud credits to women founders in Nigeria.