UK-based Facebook accelerator now open to African tech startups

Social networking giant Facebook has opened its London-based accelerator dubbed LDN LAB from Facebook to African tech startups.

Previously only available to tech firms in Europe, the incubation hub is also accepting applications from tech startups from the Middle East.

A statement announcing the call for applications says the Facebook accelerator is “looking for companies that are harnessing the power of technology to have a transformative impact on the world.”

The startups that will qualify will undergo a 12-week programme in which they will get business advice, training, mentorship and access to a network of experts.

The startups will also travel to London with a team of up to five, if you have, where they’ll use LDN_LAB’s office space based at London’s Rathbone Square.

To apply, a startup should be using cutting-edge technology to create a positive impact on the world, have a skilled and focused team in place and able to demonstrate progress in product, growth and revenue.

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Applications opened on Sept. 18 and they will end on Oct. 18. Starting from Oct. 28 officials will start interviewing applicants. This will end on Nov.1.

After this, startups that would have qualified to travel to London for the bootcamp will be announced.

Find more details here and apply.

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