Cars45, the Nigerian marketplace for used cars, and Ghanaian fintech start-up, Inclusive Financial Technologies have been selected among 10 start-ups across the world that will be participating at the Google’s Developer Launchpad Studio.
The Launchpad Studio is a programme organized by Google for the world’s top start-ups creating a platform for their founders to work together with the Alphabet Inc. teams in order to solve specific technical challenges and also, optimise their businesses for growth with the use of machine learning.
“These Studio start-ups have been invited from across nine countries and four continents to discuss how machine learning can be utilised for financial inclusion, stable currencies, and identification services,” said Rich Hyndman, global tech lead at Google Launchpad.
“They are defining how ML and blockchain can supercharge efforts to include everyone and ensure greater prosperity for all. Together, data and user behavior are enabling a truly global economy with inclusive and differentiated products for banking, insurance, and credit.”
Other selected start-ups are from the United States, Singapore, India, Indonesia, Brazil and the United Kingdom (UK). Each start-up will be paired with a Google product manager to accelerate product development while also working alongside Google’s machine learning research and development teams.
Launchpad Studio is an interesting platform that provides one-on-one mentoring and access to Google’s people, network, thought leadership, and technology.
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