Microsoft announces new agreements in support of African startups

On Thursday at DEMO Africa, Microsoft announced a new commitment to support startups under the 4Afrika banner by entering into cooperation agreements with innovation hubs CcHub in Nigeria, DTBi in Tanzania and AfriLabs – a pan-African hub network spanning Cameroon, Egypt, Ethiopia, Ghana, Kenya, Liberia, Madagascar, Nigeria, Senegal, South Africa, Uganda and Zambia.

Through these agreements, Microsoft gives their communities access to Microsoft BizSpark memberships for startups, business networking, capital investment opportunities, events and workshops on the latest Microsoft technologies for developers and the 4Afrika Internship and Volunteer programs, providing access to Microsoft mentors and experts as additional resources.

“In short, we’ll be a catalyst for young innovators to have much easier access to the tools and resources they need to fully develop their ideas. This builds upon our existing agreements with Kenya’s iHub and m:lab which were announced in March,” according to the Microsoft on the Issues Africa Blog.

For the whole story, head on over to the Microsoft on the Issues Africa Blog.