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ecosystem

Microsoft’s drive to build a self sustainable startup ecosystem across Africa and the Middle East

Microsoft last year changed its business approach to dealing with Partners. Introducung a new win win strategy. A startegy where Microsoft see's its partners as its growth engine. Ibrahim Youssry Microsoft Regional General Manager MEA MCC put's it this way. "Our success comes with success to our partner ecosystem. To

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Change-Makers

Ghanaian Teacher one of ten Change-Makers who inspired Microsoft CEO in 2018

Ghanaian Teacher, Richard Owura Kwadwo Hottish Akoto Appiah, one of ten Change-Makers who inspired Microsoft CEO, Satya Nadella in 2018 10 Change-Makers that inspired Satya Nadella in 2018 Satya nadella has named Richard 'Owura Kwadwo Hottish' Akoto as part of individuals and teams who inspired him in 2018. The CEO of

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AI for Earth

Kenya and Uganda projects receive Microsoft and National Geographic AI for Earth Innovation Grant

3 Kenyan and Ugandan projects receive Microsoft and National Geographic AI for Earth Innovation Grant to support research and scientific discovery with AI technologies. Microsoft announces new recipients of its AI for Earth Innovation award. A joint $1.2M grant program offered by Microsoft and National Geographic to 11 grantees. AI

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azure datacenters

Microsoft’s Johannesburg and Cape Town Azure Datacenters weeks away from going live

Africa's Microsoft Azure datacenters will be live soon, before year ends      UPDATE:  It's been reported that the planned 2018 initial availability of Microsoft's datacenters didn't go live because of "the inability of a third-party supplier to deliver to specification". It is however expected in 2019, but no dates have been confirmed yet

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head start

Microsoft launches Head Start program for Startups in South Africa

Head Start initiative to provide support for startups in South Africa    Microsoft introduced a new initiative designed to help startups at this years Global Entrepreneurship Week in South Africa. During the tech day session it announced Head Start, an initiative to provide the package it offers its partners to Startups in

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Microsoft Innovation Lab

Microsoft Innovation Lab opened at KidZania

Microsoft opens the Microsoft Innovation Lab in partnership with KidZania, a Future Ready Initiative.    Through Microsoft's Future Ready initiative it has partnered with KidZania Kuwait to open an innovation lab. The Microsoft Future Ready initiative is a partnership program with communities and organizations to bring computer science education to young people. The

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Microsoft Ignite The Tour

Microsoft Ignite The Tour is coming to Johannesburg, Tel Aviv and Dubai

Microsoft Ignite The Tour will take place in Johannesburg, Tel Aviv and Dubai in 2019     Microsoft's annual developers and IT professionals conference, Ignite, is hitting the roads. Microsoft Ignite is going global and will be in a city near you. Microsoft promises to bring the same vibe to you on this

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Microsoft Airband Initiative

Microsoft announce 2018 Microsoft Airband Initiative grant Africa recipients

Meet the grant recipients of the 2018 Microsoft Airband Initiative Microsoft has announced the eight early-stage companies selected for its third annual Airband Grant Fund. This year 3 companies from Africa become grant recipients. These are ColdHubs - Nigeria, MeshPower - Rwanda and Agsol - Kenya. This brings the total number of

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internship opportunity

Internship Opportunity with Microsoft 4Afrika Skills Initiative for Africa

Microsoft is offering you an internship opportunity to kick start your career and help you build some work experience in a thriving environment. The Interns4Afrika skills initiative program offers young people an experience with a Microsoft partner in the region. You get to join these organizations in your home country and

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Empowering refugees

Empowering refugees in Malawi through the Microsoft AppFactory initiative with UNHCR

The Microsoft AppFactory initiative with UNHCR is empowering refugees to create applications that solve real challenges faced by their community  Noah Ndahirwa and his friends are developing a software which will digitalise operations at the Dzaleka Camp Clinic. The clinic like many other rural clinics still work manually. The Dzaleka Microsoft AppFactory is

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