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21 startups qualify for Microsoft MEA GrowthX Accelerator program

Twenty-one business to business (B2B) tech startups will participate in the second cohort of the Microsoft GrowthX Accelerator program. They will work to co-create technology solutions with partners such as DHL, Etisalat, EY, Koç Holding, Lulu Hypermarket, and PwC. The startups will spend 12-weeks of virtual and physical workshops and

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Microsoft partners with tech hubs to fast-track investment in Africa’s startup ecosystem

Microsoft wants to accelerate the growth of startups in Africa and fast-track investment in Africa’s startup ecosystem. By providing support to 10,000 startups over the next five years to enable them grow. A new partnership with accelerators, tech hubs and incubators across Africa including Grindstone, Greenhouse, FlapMax and Seedstars will

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Microsoft launches Founders Hub in Africa to support 10,000 startups

Microsoft is bringing the Startups Founders Hub to startups in Africa through new initiatives by the Africa Transformation Office. The Founders Hub tries to remove traditional barriers that startups face when building a company. African startups will be able to get free access to technology, coaching, and support to hit

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Microsoft to support African startups with $500 million investment funding

Microsoft is announcing plans to support African startups with $500 million in potential funding in partnership with venture capital investors to enable them to rapidly scale using investment funding. This is part of new initiatives under its Africa Transformation Office to accelerate the growth of 10,000 African startups over the

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FAST Accelerator, Microsoft and Flapmax court African innovators

Flapmax is launching Fast Accelerator, a startup incubation program in partnership with Microsoft to help strengthen and scale Africa's digital ecosystem. The accelerator program targets startups building cloud and artificial intelligence (AI)-enabled technology products and services. It is currently accepting applications from entrepreneurs and innovators to participate in the first cohort. The

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Turn your mobile phone into a fully automated cameraman with Blink Focos

Silicon Valley-based AI startup, Blink Tech Inc., is trying to revolutionize the video recording experience with its Blink Focos app and Gimbal tool. The technology focuses on turning your mobile phone into a fully automated cameraman by leveraging AI and computer vision. Blink Tech says traditionally most people use a

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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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Microsoft to recruit 15 startups in the GrowthX Accelerator program, applications open!

Microsoft is announcing that applications for its GrowthX Accelerator Program is now open to startups with ground-breaking solutions. The program under Microsoft for Startups initiative hopes to bridge the gap between corporates with challenges and startups with solutions. It is part of a larger strategic partnership between Microsoft and the Abu

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Nigerian tech startup develops online meeting solution

A Nigerian tech startup company has developed a new application for video conferences and webinars known as Konn3ct. The new solution is developed by Newwaves Ecosystems, led by former Chams Nigeria executive, Femi Williams. Although there have been dozens of players in the business for some years, Chinese company, Zoom Video

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$72K, African App Launchpad Cup 2020 competition

IT Industry Development Agency (itidA) is collaborating with Microsoft Egypt to host the 2020 African App Launchpad Cup pitch competition. The virtual competition opens to teams or startups in 21 African countries. Eligible African countries include; Algeria, Angola, Cameroon, Chad, Comoros, Côte d'Ivoire, Democratic Republic of the Congo, Egypt,

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