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Microsoft GrowthX Accelerator

15 startups selected for the first cohort of the Microsoft GrowthX Accelerator program

15 startups will participate in the first cohort of the Microsoft GrowthX Accelerator program. They will work to co-create technology solutions with partners such as Etihad Airways, Unilever, Flow, IKEA, KPMG and Akbank. The startups will spend 12-weeks of virtual and physical workshops and training in the United Arab Emirates.

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watch Google for Africa event live stream

How to watch today’s Google for Africa event live stream

Here is how to watch the first-ever virtual Google for Africa event on October 6. Google is hosting its annual Africa event online this year. This is different from the previous country-specific events held in only Nigeria, Kenya and South Africa. It will for the first time have participants from

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coding for employment microsoft africa AfDB

130K users enrol in the Coding for Employment digital skills program

The African Development Bank, AfDB, is announcing the enrolment of 130,000 users in its Coding for Employment digital skills program. The digital skills training platform was launched in December 2019 in partnership with the Rockefeller Foundation and Microsoft. The milestone comes as it works to equip African youth with information

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Pitch AgriHack competition africa

African startups to win up to $1.5 million in Pitch AgriHack competition

Agritech startups in Africa will be eligible to win up to 1.5 million dollars at the seventh edition of the Pitch AgriHack competition. Pitch AgriHack is a pitching contest aimed exclusively at African businesses bringing technological innovation to the agriculture sector. Organized by AGRF and Heifer International, the competition focuses

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Ecobank Group Academy Microsoft GSI SME Africa

Ecobank Group partners with Microsoft to upskill SMEs in 33 countries in Africa

Ecobank, the pan-African banking group, is partnering with Microsoft, LinkedIn, GitHub and Ecobank Academy to train and equip Small and Medium-sized Enterprises (SMEs) across sub-Saharan Africa. The training will provide SMEs with digital skills and knowledge to reach their full potential. As well as play a vital role in driving Africa’s

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Dynamics 365 Business Central

Dynamics 365 Business Central is now available in Africa and the Middle East

Dynamics 365 Business Central the Microsoft business management solution for small and mid-sized organizations (SMBs) is coming to Africa and the Middle East. The solution will launch in Kenya, Nigeria, Tunisia, Morocco, Algeria, and Lebanon over this month. Dynamics 365 Business Central lets SMBs automate and streamline their business operations.

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Coca-Cola Africa Microsoft

Coca-Cola is unifying operations, streamlining pricing with Microsoft tools

Coca-Cola Beverages Africa (CCBA) is collaborating with pricing and rebate management experts Flintfox, and Microsoft to modernise how it uses technology. This is part of an ongoing digital transformation programme at its bottling plants. The collaboration will help the bottling giant retire legacy solutions, to better manage pricing and overcome

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student team Kenya students Imagine Cup Microsoft

Meet the first student team from Africa to win the Microsoft Imagine Cup competition

For the first time in the 19 year history of the Microsoft student competition, a team from Africa are the World Champions. The student team from Kenya beat three other teams to lift the prestigious trophy. The Student Team Khushi Gupta, Jeet Gohil, Dharmik Karania and Abdihamid Ali are computer science

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Microsoft Game of Learners

Team Bloom wins Microsoft Game of Learners virtual hackathon

After weeks of gruelling teamwork, Microsoft announces team Bloom as winners of the second season of its Africa Development Center (ADC) Game of Learners Virtual Hackathon. Team kaizen came in second place and Team Tulearn came in third to complete the winning three teams. Season 2 of the Microsoft ADC

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UmojaHack Africa 2021

1150 students participate in UmojaHack Africa 2021 ML hackathon

More than 1000 students from 126 universities across Africa have participated in the UmojaHack Africa 2021 virtual machine learning hackathon. The hackathon organized by Zindi took place on the weekend of 27-28 March. 1150 Students from 21 African countries joined the event participating in three different machine learning challenges. They

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