Facebook set to mentor African e-commerce startups

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African e-commerce startups have been invited to apply for a new Facebook-run accelerator that will offer them access to mentorship and training as well as the company’s technologies and networks. Facebook Accelerator: Commerce is a 12-week non-equity programme supporting innovative commerce startups that renew shopping experiences for buyers and sellers. It is looking for technology that makes it quick and easy for companies to upload and manage inventory online, with startups required to be headquartered in Europe, the Middle East or Africa, Facebook said on Friday. “Companies need to be B2B…

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