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8 African startups selected for 3-month Facebook accelerator: commerce programme

The programme will run in partnership with Plug and Play


Facebook runs a 12-week non-equity programme supporting innovative commerce startups that offer revamped shopping experiences for buyers and sellers. Among the e-commerce solutions Facebook is aiming for are those that offer:

  • Technology that simplifies uploads and the management of online inventory
  • Solutions that enrich product catalogs
  • Shopping experiences that help buyers make informed decisions
  • Solutions that drive innovation and enhance the shopping experience.

The commerce startups can be either B2B or B2C with Seed or Seed A funding. There must be evidence of growth in business revenue, with products that drive value. A diverse and focused leadership team is necessary to work with Facebook.

Here are the eight African startups shortlisted at the 2020 Facebook Accelerator:

  • BoxCommerce from South Africa is a platform where MSMEs can create e-commerce websites, payments, and logistics for emerging markets.
  • Convertedin from Egypt is an automated platform for both retailers and e-commerce businesses.
  • FeedGeni from Ghana is a product feed generator helping merchants increase their sales and product visibility.
  • OkHi from Kenya is building the next addressing system
  • ShoppingFeeder from South Africa is a lead feed management and multi-channel marketing platform targeting online stores.
  • WideBot from Egypt empowers businesses to build smart AI-powered chatbots.
  • Digiduka from Kenya helps informal kiosks access digital inventories
  • Botme an Egyptian e-commerce chatbot for small and medium-sized businesses.

You can check out more information on joining the programme here


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