Google’s Hustle Academy, has recently graduated over 5,300 small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) across Africa, showcasing their commitment to enhancing their business skills and knowledge.
The graduation marks a continuation of the program’s impact, with over 10,300 entrepreneurs having participated since its inception in 2022.
Alongside the graduation, 15 SMBs have been chosen to receive support from the 75 million Naira Hustle Academy Fund, aimed to provide a combination of financial assistance, mentorship, and business tool access to some of the most promising Nigerian SMBs.
Google West Africa Country Director, Olumide Balogun, stated that the passion and resilience shown by these SMBs are truly inspiring. Adding that the Hustle Academy is a testament to what focused training and resources can achieve.
He said, “We are not just celebrating their graduation today; we are recognizing their potential to reshape and invigorate the Nigerian business landscape.”
The Google Hustle Academy graduates and fund recipients represent a diverse array of industries, each bringing a unique story and vision for the future.