Microsoft will collaborate with three Africa-based incubators under an initiative aimed at helping local communities grow their business and technical skills by using Microsoft platforms.
The goal of 4AfrikaInitiative is to provide African startups and developers access to Microsoft cloud computing technology and professional development services, Microsoft said Thursday.
Mteto Nyati, managing director of Microsoft South Africa, said the company aims for the program to “reach more people who are looking to turn their great ideas into a reality that can empower their community, their country and Africa at large.”
Africa’s Co-Creation Hub, Dar Teknohama Business Incubator and AfriLabs will work with Microsoft to create networking and investment opportunities for startups.
The cooperation also intends to offer workshops, internships and Microsoft devices that are meant to test software and applications from local information technology enterprises.