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15 small business owners in Nigeria get N75 million from Google’s Hustle Academy 



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Google’s Hustle Academy has awarded a combined N75 million to 15 small and medium-sized businesses (SMBs) in Nigeria. 

The SMBs will also get mentorship and regular support from Google’s initiative. 

A statement from Google on Thursday read: 


The recipients represent various industries and demonstrate the creativity of Nigerian entrepreneurs:

Also, it was announced that 5,300 small and medium-sized enterprises (SMBs) successfully graduated from Google’s Hustle Academy, demonstrating their dedication to improving their business acumen and expertise. 

Since the program’s inception in 2022, more than 10,300 entrepreneurs have taken part, and the commencement ceremony signifies the program’s prolonged influence. 

Developed to tackle the unique obstacles encountered by SMBs in Africa, the Hustle Academy programme provides these companies with strategic alliances and operational support.

As an expanding community of businesses committed to ongoing development and learning, this year’s graduation builds upon the momentum established with last year’s 5,000 graduates.
Quoted in the statement, Google West Africa Country Director, Olumide Balogun, said: