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Facebook Commerce Accelerator programme shortlists eight African startups

Eight African tech startups focusing on the commerce sector have, today, November 18, been selected for the prestigious Facebook Accelerator Programme.

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According to Facebook, the 12-week non-equity virtual programme aims to assist selected startups in improving their customer relations and creating a seamless shopping experience for users.

Founded and run by Facebook, a total of 36 startups from Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America have, till date, been selected for the commerce accelerator programme.

Speaking on the initiative, in an official statement, Michael B. Huang, Head of Startup Programmes at Facebook, while providing insight into the benefits and aim of the programme, noted that the goal was to build an indomitable workforce for the world.

He said: “Over the course of three months, we’re bringing together innovative commerce startups in Europe, the Middle East, Africa, and Latin America to help create a unified shopping experience across all Facebook apps.

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Throughout the virtual program, the selected startups will have access to a dedicated Facebook mentor, comprehensive training, Facebook’s suite of products and technologies, and a valuable network of product experts and fellow founders to connect with.”


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