Google has unveiled a pilot program that concentrates on achieving sustainable development goals as set by the United Nations. For the pilot accelerator, the tech company selected eleven startups from across Europe, the Middle East and Africa (EMEA).
The program, which had to be moved online amid the coronavirus pandemic, will run for five months, starting from April 21.
Google had this to say via a recent statement, “Due to the current corona crisis all physical elements (e.g. workshops, events) of the program have been transformed into a virtual version in order to support both the startups and the people behind them. All 11 finalists will now have access to a five-month accelerator program provided by Google for Startups.”
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Of the eleven selected startups, a Nigerian healthcare startup, mDoc, that uses technology to make health services more accessible to people is one. mDoc simply offers 24 hours support to people in sub-Saharan Africa with chronic diseases. The company makes this happen by connecting people via a virtual network to healthcare service providers using its application.