Solar Freeze (Kenya) to participate in Google’s sustainability pilot

Google has announced 11 startups set to join the tech giant’s new sustainable development accelerator program.

In a statement, Google said: “Due to the current corona crisis all physical elements (e.g. workshops, events) of the program have been transformed into a virtual version in order to support both the startups and the people behind them. All 11 finalists will now have access to a five-months accelerator program provided by Google for Startups.”

The first phase of the program, which is scheduled to start on 21 April, will now take place virtually with teams asked to attend an online kickoff via Google Hangouts, where they will further develop their businesses with the support of external experts and mentors from Google.

One of the participating companies is Kenya based Solar Freeze. The company offers mobile cold storage units powered by renewable energy for rural smallholder farmers, to help them reduce the huge challenge of post-harvest loss in much of the developing world.

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