The Sas Center for Entrepreneurship has teamed up with Google Developers Launchpad to start an accelerator program. The program aims to prepare and equip start-ups to take their businesses to the next level, through an intensive technical and business focused short-term program.

The program is a public-private partnership model that will contribute to the development of the ICT industry so that it can compete globally, create employment opportunities, products with innovative solutions and services, and establish economically viable Startups. Google Developers Launchpad is a branch of Google that operates a global acceleration program that helps startups grow.

This strategic partnership will connect the Sas for Entrepreneurship Center, its startups and its mentors, to an elite group of the world’s top accelerators and will also allow access to Google’s global network, insights from the company’s Silicon Valley-based startup programs, and twenty years’ worth of Google research and best practice insights on building businesses, products, and teams at massive scale.

Program Phases

After acceptance into the program, the startup teams will enter into a 10-week program. The program is designed in three stages, as follows:

Stage 1:  Explore

Discover more about your business – your team, your product and your customers

Stage 2:  Learn

Grow your knowledge toolkit in terms of tech, marketing, and financials

Stage 3:  Exhibit

Prepare your pitch with the help of experts and pitch in front of investors at Demo day