Africa’s tech giant, Google recently launched its first developers space in Lagos. The space which was previously referred to as Google Launchpad is a hub for African developers, entrepreneurs and startups.


Speaking at the event, Google Country Director, Juliet Ehimuan, said that the space was the next step to Google support for developers across the continent. According to her, “ From our commitment to train 100,000 developers across Africa and the launch of developer merchant support in the Google Play store, making it possible for developers to earn money through apps they build. We are excited to continue our journey with the African startup and developer communities.

Onajite Emerhor. ,Head of operations also added that Google is strengthening its commitment to supporting the entrepreneurial ecosystem in Africa by opening the Google Developers Space . she further said that google had partnered with Impact Hub to bring the Space to life and worked with a local company called Spacefinish, which designed it specifically to create an environment that fosters collaboration and innovation.

The Google developers Space will house Google’s Launchpad Accelerator in Africa, support developer meetups, women in tech events, training, expert’s office hours, and startup programs (outside of Launchpad).


The Launchpad has accelerated startups from Nigeria and 16 African countries including Algeria, Ghana, Kenya and South Africa.

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