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3 min readMay 7, 2023


Africa Chamber of Digital Commerce (ACOFDC) Launches New Startup Acceleration Program (Africa Startup Room) to power Africa’s Tech Ecosystem.

Africa Startup Room

Global Press Release

Minneapolis, MN — May 11, 2023. 10:00am CST, 4:00pm WATAfrica Chamber of Digital Commerce (ACOFDC) , an advocacy as a service organization, announced today the launch of its new startup acceleration program, Africa Startup Room.

Designed to support entrepreneurs and startups at various stages of development. This initiative aims to support aspiring entrepreneurs and emerging startups by providing them with access to venture funding, mentorship, expertise in crafting startup unicorns, and a comprehensive masterclass on the art of pivoting.

The Africa Startup Room team is composed of some exited founders, experienced entrepreneurs, investors, and industry experts, who will provide startups with valuable guidance and support throughout the acceleration process.

The African Startup Room is a transformative initiative that aims to empower African startups by providing them with venture funding opportunities, expertise in crafting successful startups, and a comprehensive masterclass on the art of pivoting.

Through curated pitching sessions, investor matchmaking, mentorship programs, workshops, webinars, and networking events, the African Startup Room seeks to foster a vibrant ecosystem of successful African unicorns that will drive economic growth, job creation, and technological innovation.

By providing startups with access to funding, expertise, and networking opportunities, the African Startup Room aims to address the challenges faced by African entrepreneurs, such as limited access to capital, lack of mentorship, and inadequate entrepreneurial skills. The initiative is committed to promoting entrepreneurship as a catalyst for economic development and empowering African startups to become the next generation of global leaders. says Eric Kaigama-Founder/CEO; Africa Chamber of Digital Commerce (ACOFDC).

I invites startups, investors, mentors, and industry experts to join this dynamic platform and contribute to the growth and success of the African startup ecosystem. Together, we can unlock the potential of African entrepreneurship and create a brighter future for the continent-Kelvin Jiraji, MD, Sub-Saharan Africa.

Startups can apply for the ASR by filling the form:

The ASR is for early stage startups and those that are looking to pivot. Application opens for the ASR from the 11th May to 28th May, 2023 after which successful startups will be selected within 2 Weeks for the program.

Africa Startup Room(ASR) is committed to fostering a diverse and inclusive startup ecosystem, and encourages applications from underrepresented entrepreneurs and startups.

Africa Chamber of Digital Commerce (ACOFDC) is excited to launch the Africa Startup Room, and looks forward to working with the next generation of innovative startups. The program represents ACOFDC’s continued commitment to supporting entrepreneurship and driving economic growth.


ACOFDC is a diaspora led nonprofit organization domiciled in the US whose mission is to accelerate the adoption of emerging technology across all industries in Africa through advocacy, education, and strategic partnerships in collaboration with policy makers, regulatory agencies, tech investors and captains of industries.

Note: The fee for the 6-Months program will be $250

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Prepared & Signed by:

Jiraji Kelvin Tersoo

Managing Director, Sub-Saharan Africa

Phone: +2347035652264


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