NAIROBI, Kenya, Mar 3 – Microsoft, through its Microsoft for Start-ups initiative, has announced the launch of its Global Social Entrepreneurship programme in Kenya.
Microsoft4Afrika Director Amrote Abdella says the program is aimed at elevating start-ups who seek to address social and environmental challenges through their products, services or operations.
Social enterprises that become part of the Global Social Entrepreneurship program will receive access to free Microsoft cloud technologies, including up to Sh12.2 million in Azure credits, along with technical support and guidance.
Participants focused on sustainability, accessibility, skills, and employability will also be eligible for grants.
“Solving global social and environmental challenges requires a synergy of the right technology, partners, conducive environment and technology. When start-ups work together with investors, enterprises, governments, non-profits, and communities, we are able to unlock new potentials,” said Microsoft4Afrika Director Amrote Abdella at a plenary session of the Sankalp Africa Summit 2020.
The program, which will also be available in 140 countries, will actively seek to support underrepresented founders with diverse perspectives and backgrounds.