In March 2018, Google announced OkadaBooks, as one of 12 start-ups participating in its first Launchpad Accelerator Africa class, modelled after the global program in Silicon Valley. The startup count was; 6 from Nigeria, 2 from Kenya with 1 each from Uganda, Tanzania, Ghana and South Africa.
We were in good company amongst fellow African startups that are making a difference by dominating old industries with new technologies. Our co-country invitees included; parenting community platform Babymigo, payments service Kudi, savings platform Piggybank.ng, P2P banking platform Riby, and agricultural crowdfunding platform Thrive Agric.
Google’s Launchpad is an acceleration program that matches African startups with the best of Google – its people, network, and advanced technologies – to help build great products. We arrive in Kenya for the second session and it was a beautiful experience for our team, as we dove into the Nairobi Ecosystem and networked with seasoned mentors and trainers to work on our brand.
Below are some of the pictures from our Kenyan deep dive…