Does my startup look big in this? Mixing startups and style

By: Editorial Team  What can entrepreneurs learn from fashionistas? More than you would think, says Perry Kamel, business development lead for Microsoft 4Afrika. At first glance they may seem poles apart. But as a lover of fashion and through her role supporting African small and medium enterprises (SMEs), Perry has found the parallels useful in…

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In case you missed it: How to pitch to investors and raise money for your startup

By Hanan Abdel Meguid, CEO of Kamelizer and member of the 4Afrika Advisory Council Last month, I had the very exciting opportunity of participating in a live DEMO Africa Twitter party. Together with Harry Hare, Amrote Abdella and Collins Onuegbu (you can see their profiles here), we gathered to share our thoughts on: How to…

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Algerian youth get a career kick-start with Djazair Ta3mal

Posted by Lyes Lamri, Citizenship Programs Manager for Algeria Youth unemployment in the Arab world is an acute problem and, according to the Arab Labour Organisation, stands at 30% – the highest rate of any region worldwide. In Algeria, it’s not much lower at 24%. There is a deep pool of resources across the region,…

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How Microsoft Windows Azure can save your start-up time and money

By Dele Akinsade, Server and Tools Business Group Lead for Sub-Saharan Africa  Those of you who move in IT circles might have heard of Microsoft Azure. But it’s not just for the IT savvy – in fact, Azure is the perfect cloud-based platform for any business owner, small or large. If your business makes use of…

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Standing still is falling behind: a little insight into Windows XP End of Support

By Kevin Connolly, Windows Business Group Manager for Microsoft Sub-Saharan Africa & Indian Ocean Islands To exist is to change, to change is to mature, to mature is to go on creating oneself endlessly.  ~ Henri Bergson The news has been out for a while but if you haven’t heard, take note. Microsoft is ending Windows XP…

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Microsoft accelerates tech growth in Africa with Dev Camps

Posted by Dele AkinsadeDeveloper Platforms Evangelism Lead, Sub-Saharan Africa and Indian Ocean Islands Developers are crucial to Africa’s digital development. Without local developers to rely on, Africa would struggle to gain ground in an increasingly digital global economy. And, they are important to our ecosystem in Africa because we rely on them to make our…

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SMBs Keep Africa’s Economy Moving

Posted by Robert Kayihura Director – Legal & Corporate Affairs, Microsoft Microsoft understands the importance of small and medium businesses (SMBs) to Africa’s economy, which is why in November we launched Keep Your Business Moving. This online program is designed to provide advice to SMB owners as well as the budding entrepreneurs that are key…

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Where Have Africa’s Future Builders Gone?

Posted by Louis OtienoRegional Director, Business Development & Strategy for Microsoft Africa Original source: This is Africa – Where Have Africa’s Future Builders Gone? “Young people around the world are facing an emerging opportunity divide between those who have access to a good education, the skills and connections to be successful and those who do…

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Imagine Cup: the journey continues

Posted by Dele Akinsade Developer and Platform Evangelist, West, East and Central Africa I can’t believe Imagine Cup 2012 has come and gone again, after months of build-up and excitement. It was a pleasure to have had the opportunity to be part of the journey and to engage with the talented African teams that made it…

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Start-up Africa

Posted by Aben Kovoor Area Lead, Developer & Platform Group, Microsoft Middle East & Africa   To help accelerate the success of entrepreneurs and early stage startups across the African continent, we were proud to announce our support last month for the LIONS@FRICA initiative in partnership with U.S. Department of State, U.S. Agency for International…

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