From: BizTech Africa
Google’s new tech start-up incubator in South Africa has chosen the first four teams to begin the Umbono programme.
Umbono is an incubator that focuses on high-growth tech startups with global potential. It aims to help start-ups transform their web or mobile idea into reality. The programme will assist with seed capital and mentors including Google employees, VCs, and Angels.
After hundreds of applications, the first four teams have been chosen to begin the six-month programme. During these six months, Umbono will help the teams develop their ideas and get their products off the ground, with the intention of seeing some international success stories being made by the chosen teams.
Google says the goal of Umbono is to help develop a vibrant and sustainable internet ecosystem across Africa, and we hope that Umbono will encourage the growth of the developer community and support the South Africa’s already flourishing tech sector.