Google Umbono | SampleBoard selected for Umbono programme

Last Updated on May 3, 2024 by

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SampleBoard is bouncing off the walls following the official launch party last week of the Google Umbono programme at a celebratory event in Cape Town.

‘Umbono’, meaning idea or vision in Zulu, is a Google Africa initiative to support and invest in technology development in South Africa.

We are one of four teams selected to take part in this accelerator mentorship programme for online entrepreneurs! This huge honour was announced by Nelson Mattos, VP of Googele Africa, Europe and the Middle East, in front of other top entrepreneurs, tech media and more! Sponsored by Cell C, the launch was held at the trendy Umbono offices at the Old Cape Brewery in Woodstock. It was quite an occasion!

We are more excited and invigorated than ever to spread the word about our eco-friendly, time-efficient web-based solution for creative professionals to output beautiful designs and moodboards! SampleBoard provides a creative tool plus an extensive image library to inspire and support designers in creating digital moodboards quickly and easily.

We underwent an extensive six month pitching process to be selected into the Google Umbono programme, and we are more assured than ever that there is a great need for SampleBoard’s professional cloud-based creative tool, much like Google Docs, it can be used anywhere online when the creativity strikes allowing you to access the most-commonly used image editing functionality at a fraction of the cost!

SampleBoard, as a Cape Town-based business, is also immensely proud to have been chosen for Umbono at this exciting and important time of Cape Town being selected as World Design Capital 2014. Design is a key element in our everyday lives, and SampleBoard wishes to empower and encourage its global community of designers and creatives to power the world’s creativity!

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