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  • XL Africa — aiming high to create continent’s next growth startups

    During one week each November, thousands of events and competitions in over 160 countries supported by a network of more than 15 000 partner organisations celebrate Global Entrepreneurship Week, which runs until Sunday (19 November). The World Bank Group is joining this global celebration through an innovative post-acceleration programme, XL Africa -- a pan-African initiative for growth startups seeking Series A funding, between $250 000 and $1.5-million. Over 900 of the most promising startups across Africa applied to participate in this programme, of which 20 were selected by an independent panel of experts. Read more: Startups aim to secure $1.5m as World Bank’s XL Africa...