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FanBants Becomes First African Startup in Techstars Dedicated Program

In our bid to accelerate growth, we are thrilled to have been selected by Techstars, one of the leading global startup accelerators as the first-ever African startup into the Minnesota Twins Accelerator program.

The Minnesota Twins Accelerator program focuses on startups at the intersection of tech, sports, and entertainment, and FanBants as a platform where we are building the ultimate fan destination through sports and community, was selected alongside nine other start-ups in the world for the 2022 cohort.

In a statement released by Techstars, the Minnesota Twins Accelerator remains the first of its kind in Minnesota sports. And according to Chris Iles, Senior Director of Brand Experience and Innovation for Minnesota Twins, he envisioned a good future for what FanBants and the other startups would bring to the future of sports and entertainment.

“We’re thrilled to bring this visionary group of founders to Minneapolis for the next cohort of the Minnesota Twins Accelerator by Techstars, said Chris. “In their own way, each of these companies is working to expand the boundaries of the human experience and we’re excited about what that will mean for Twins fans in the future.”

Exciting Days Ahead – Fola Flowosele, FanBants CEO

FanBants is creating the most compelling African consumer brand by redefining fanhood through building the ultimate fan destination. We are creating more excitement for African fans by creating fantasy gaming experiences across sports and entertainment, and also connecting Africans through competition and community.

On the value of the Minnesota Accelerator Twins program for FanBants, “Exciting days ahead for our users,” Says Fola Folowosele, FanBants CEO.

"This a big step that will accelerate our growth, elevate our capabilities and enable us to continue to improve users' experience on our platform. We know we have a long way to go and we appreciate our users for being with us on this journey of building the ultimate fan destination together."


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