Google announced the launch of 40,000 new developer scholarships for mobile and cloud development tracks in Africa. The scholarship is offered in partnership with tech talent firms Pluralsight and Andela. The top 1,000 students, at the end of the training, will be given full scholarships, with certifications in Android and cloud development. Google’s three-month accelerator program will begin on June 21.
Flipkart has launched a 16-week virtual startup accelerator program ‘Flipkart Leap’, to boost the growth of B2B, B2C Indian start-ups in the following areas: design and make for India, innovation in digi-commerce, tech for the retail ecosystem, supply chain management, and enabling deep tech applications. It will also offer $25K equity-free grant to selected start-ups. Registrations are open now. Applicants should have a working prototype with early adoption metrics.