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Startup - December 18, 2020

Utiva, others to Get $25,000 each after Completing Facebook’s Community Accelerator programme

Four startups in Sub-Saharan Africa (including Lagos-based Utiva), have been selected by Facebook to receive additional funding to continue growing their businesses.

The four startups in Sub-Saharan Africa that completed the Facebook 2020 Community Accelerator programme include the following:

  • Utiva, a Nigerian digital training institute which specializes in facilitating the transfer of digital skills to Nigerians and Africans.
  • Mental 360, a Kenyan startup which provides an inclusive platform to learn about mental health and seek out solutions,
  • HelpMum, another Nigerian startup that specialises in eradicating infant and mortality in remote towns and villages across the West African country.
  • WomEng, a South African Startup that specialises in ensuring the inclusion of more girls and females in the engineering sector.

Note that two startups in Egypt (Atfal Mafkoda and Bekia) also made the list.


A statement made available by Facebook, which was seen by Business Elites Africa, noted that a total of 77 startups from across the world participated in the 6-month accelerator programme. The pitching events were conducted virtually due to the Cor0navirus pandemic. In the end, a total of 24 startups were selected to receive $25, 000 each to facilitate their business operations.

“We’d like to congratulate all 77 of our participants on the successful completion of the program and the ongoing work they do to create positive change and meaningful connections in people’s lives. To learn more about our Community Accelerator and get updates for 2021, please visit the programs section of our community website,” the statement by Facebook said.

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