Facebook announces 13 community leaders as winners of its Community Accelerator Program

AFRICA – Facebook announced the winners of the 2021 Facebook Community Accelerator Program, highlighting the 13 Facebook community leaders from Nigeria, South Africa, and Kenya out of over 13,000 applicants who entered the competition. The winners will receive training, mentorship and up to US$50,000 in funds to invest in an initiative that extends their community’s positive impact. The Community Accelerator is part of Facebook’s Community Leadership Program, a program to help leaders harness the power of their community to turn impactful ideas into action. Leaders will learn how to harness…

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Arab Bank launches its fintech-focused accelerator program in Egypt

EGYPT – Arab Bank, a financial institution, has launched its fintech-focused corporate accelerator program AB Accelerator in Egypt, following its successful launch in Jordan in 2018. The launch of this programme in Egypt comes as part of the bank’s strategic efforts to foster and support innovation in the fintech sector towards offering responsive and agile banking solutions in line with the evolving needs and expectations of clients across different segments. The AB Accelerator programme aims to accelerate the adoption of emerging technologies and solutions within the Arab Bank and support…

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Google launches first ever startup accelerator program for startups MENA

MENA – Google has announced that the launch of its first ever startup accelerator program, Google for Startups Accelerator, for startups in the Middle East and North Africa (MENA) region; consequently, applications are invited from suitably qualified startups. The initiative is a three-month digital business acceleration programme aimed at the MENA region that targets technology startups in the initial financing (Seed) and Initial Investment (Series A) stages. Launched in early October as part of the Grow Stronger with Google regional program, the Google for Startups Accelerator. With an aim to…

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