HireHunt, Egypt announces partnership with Microsoft 4Afrika

HireHunt, Egypt announces partnership with Microsoft 4Afrika

Microsoft will give the Egypt startup technical and business support in new partnership.


Digital recruitment solutions company HireHunt announces partnership with Microsoft. The collaboration through Microsoft 4Afrika will see HireHunt recieve leads from Microsoft’s network. Microsoft will also provide them with technical and go-to market resources.

Sherif Aziz, Partners and Start-ups Lead, Microsoft 4Afrika said this about the collaboration.

As we strive with our customers towards digital transformation, HireHunt makes that possible on a recruitment level. A clear example of how technology can enable companies to hunt for the best most suitable talents. Microsoft 4Afrika is very excited to partner with HireHunt where we will support them on both technical and business level.”

About the Startup

HireHunt is a digital recruitment solution startup based in Egypt bringing the right employers and talents together. Providing a talent platform where applicants showcase their skills, expertise and personalities through interactive job applications.

For employers the platform handles the time consuming tasks faster, so they can focus on filling positions with higher accuracy. With their mantra “Do less, hire faster”.

How HireHunt works.

On HireHunt, applicants can show who they are and what they can do by answering interesting questions about themselves and their work experience to attract the attention of employers.
Questions can be answered by text or recording voice. You can solve games to earn badges and get more visibility from positive interactions with employers. Every interaction gives them feedback about their capabilities. Helps them explore new career paths and discover their next opportunity at the same time.
Employers now have access to a ‘swiss army knife of recruitment technology’ to help them hire the right people faster.
Using Artificial Intelligence and interactive screening, high-growth companies can cut up to 80% of their hiring time by automating the dull parts of sourcing, screening and tracking so they can focus on what’s important.
82% of employers identify their next hire within 2 weeks using our sourcing campaigns powered by machine learnin

Senegal startups SunuBus and CoinAfrique recieve Microsoft support

Senegal startups SunuBus and CoinAfrique recieve Microsoft support

Microsoft supports two startups in Senegal, SunuBus(Weego) and CoinAfrique using technology to add value to people’s lives.

In the last six months Microsoft says through its 4Afrika arm it has supported over 300 startups across Africa. Giving them access to digital tools, resources and skills. Amongst these are 3 startups from Senegal; ADN Tech, SunuBus and CoinAfrique. ADN Tech being an earlier beneficiary.

Microsoft’s Partner and Startups strategy Lead 4Afrika, Muhammed Nabil says “Microsoft is here to support and help accelerate Senegal’s 2025 digital vision, which promotes ICT-driven development.
By partnering with these organisations, we’re bringing digital solutions to more industries and people. Investing in startup growth is also important to us, due to the significant role they play in job creation and using technology to help achieve sustainable development goals

SunuBus and CoinAfrique are recent recipients of Microsoft’s technology and business support to scale up and grow. The partnership will see the startups use Microsoft’s cloud service Azure.
SunuBus(Weego) is a transit app that helps make public transportation travel easy. It allows users to find buses, monitor arrivals in real-time, and share their position to assist others and earn rewards.
CoinAfrique is a free classifieds platform for new and used products. Users make money selling unused items and also find bargains.

CoinAfrique’s founder, Matthias Papet says Microsoft has supported them in getting investment-ready for series B funding.

Microsoft 4Afrika has supported CoinAfrique in getting investment-ready for series B funding. Developing a data strategy for enhanced business insights and scaling up to reach our goal of becoming the number one francophone classifieds marketplace.” – Matthias Pape

Microsoft 4Afrika’s support helps startups access consumers, financing, information, skills and services and technology.

Microsoft 4Afrika backs Moroccan eGovernment solution Wraqi to facilitate eGovernance

Microsoft 4Afrika backs Moroccan eGovernment solution Wraqi to facilitate eGovernance

Casablanca, Morocco, 19 February 2019 – As technology transforms industries and organisations across Africa, government agencies in Morocco are increasingly taking advantage of ICT to reach national development goals. Local technology company, ALGO Consulting Group, has developed a solution to promote eGovernance – and Microsoft has thrown its full support behind its development.

Known as Wraqi, this online administration solution uses machine learning, the Internet of Things and blockchain to improve citizen-government relations. Powered by the Microsoft cloud, Wraqi allows users to create an account with a signature repository, which government entities can use to identify, authenticate and authorize citizens.
Any government service that used to require the physical presence of a citizen can now be carried out remotely using electronic signatures and multi-factor authentication, which is likely to accelerate but also facilitate access to services.

Microsoft’s partnership with ALGO began in 2006, and, in 2016, ALGO received a grant through the 4Afrika Initiative to develop Wraqi. 4Afrika’s support of the project has included technical guidance, business mentorship and capacity development, through programmes including MySkills4Afrika and Interns4Afrika. International Microsoft volunteers have supported ALGO in developing Wraqi on Azure, while interns have played a critical role in expanding Algo’s digital talent pipeline

We have dared innovation and disruption in the government space, sharing the dream of a socially responsible and technologically-advanced Morocco. With the support of Microsoft 4Afrika, we have benefited from access to technological tools, services in various fields such as training, communication, marketing and even the development of the business model. We encourage Moroccan and African startups to explore and take advantage of this programme,” says Tarik Fadli, Managing Director of ALGO Consulting Group.

Across Africa, Microsoft is promoting innovation in the eGovernment space, through a series of hackathons, AppFactory academies for developers, and startup / partner support. In December 2018, the company also hosted a Digital Government Summit in Rabat, showcasing solutions that enable governments to deliver new and improved citizen services at scale and make more data-driven decisions, while maintaining the highest levels of trust and compliance.

Armed with intelligent cloud technology, governments can do more and achieve more for the citizens they serve,” says Hicham Iraqi Houssaini, Country Manager for Microsoft French-Speaking Countries in Africa. “Wraqi is a fantastic solution that promotes both efficiency, accessibility and inclusivity. We believe in its ability to make life easier for citizens and enable governments to step away from outdated processes and costly paper-based methods. We look forward to continue supporting ALGO as they aim to scale Wraqi across Africa.”

Microsoft 4Afrika, Africa Digital Media Institute open game and mobile app development AppFactory in Nairobi, Kenya

Microsoft 4Afrika, Africa Digital Media Institute open game and mobile app development AppFactory in Nairobi, Kenya

Africa Digital Media Institute

Africa Digital Media Institute partners with Microsoft to open Kenya’s 3rd AppFactory.

Microsoft launched its 18th Africa skills development AppFactory academy in Nairobi today. The 3rd in Kenya after the Mawingu Network and the United States International University AppFactory.

This 3rd one is in partneship with Africa Digital Media Institue(ADMI), a digital media and technology training institute. The partnership will see ADMI establish a dynamic apprenticeship platform for mobile application and game development students.

Microsoft 4Afrika Regional Director Amrote Abdella, said this at the launch of the AppFactory. “Students will acquire skills in programming, cloud computing, and data analytics to address the mismatch of skills in the games and mobile application market.”

Africa Digital Media Institute founding director Wilfred Kiumi shared that “Globally, game development had estimated revenues of $137.9 billion in 2018 and in Kenya, it is predicted that the revenues will be over $31 million by 2022.” He talked about the excitement to launch a new era for skills development and youth empowerment.

The AppFactory academy will be hosted at the ADMI Africa campus in Nairobi. It will also be the first AppFactory to focus on equipping graduates with skills for the gaming sector.

Microsoft 4Afrika Dynamics 365 Akure, Nigeria Internship  #Interns4Afrika

Microsoft 4Afrika Dynamics 365 Akure, Nigeria Internship #Interns4Afrika

Microsoft 4Afrika’s Skills #Interns4Afrika Internship Africa initiative offers you a way to build work experience in a thriving environment.

Dynamics 365 Nigeria

Do you live in Akure, Nigeria? Get to be a Dynamics 365 Akure Technical Support, Sales or Marketing intern. Microsoft’s Intern4Afrika initiative will offer the intern a unique experience with a dynamic and agile technology organization.
The intern will get the opportunity to work for 6 months with a Microsoft partner organization on real projects. Get to collaborate and learn from your colleagues. You can also get to be hired by the firm depending on your performance and if you are interested in being hired after the internship program.

For more question about the Interns4Afrika program, check out the program FAQ’s 

Kindly click on links below to apply on the Microsoft 4Afrika Interns4Afrika FUZU page. Sign up and fill away. All the best.

Some responsibilities will include implementing, supporting and maintaining Microsoft solutions. You will also do demos during sale cycles and do other pre-sales works.

Dynamics 365 Akure Internship

All the best to you as you apply. If you do get in, come back and share the experience with us? Also kindly report any broken links so we can fix them. Thank you.