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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Talking about African startups with Amine Chouaieb

Posted by Editorial Team CEO of Tunisian startup, CHIFCO, is passionate about doing work that impacts the community. With the help of a Microsoft 4Afrika grant, he has been able to do just that by developing technology that taps into the Internet of Things to give African users access to products and services that solve…

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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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Supporting Africa’s culture of innovation for a better tomorrow

Posted by Robert Kayihura, Legal & Corporate Affairs, Microsoft Today, we are celebrating World Intellectual Property Day, a global event that brings attention to the importance of intellectual property in encouraging innovation and creativity. This year’s theme is ‘Creativity: The Next Generation”. This got me thinking –when we look at the next generation in Africa,…

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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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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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Microsoft opens its doors to the public

Posted by Dele AkinsadeDeveloper and Platform Evangelist Lead for Microsoft in West, East, Central Africa and the Indian Ocean Islands  The growth of internet access and mobile penetration across Africa has resulted in a technology tipping point in terms of the opportunities available to business and consumers. Now is Africa’s time. The potential is tremendous,…

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Microsoft partner Virtual City wins an Outstanding Regional Achievement Award at the World Summit Award Mobile 2010

Posted by Louis Otieno General Manager, Microsoft East and Southern Africa For nearly 20 years, Microsoft has worked hard to create a vast and diverse network of partners across Africa, helping to place technology at the heart of sustainable development. We see our role within the region as providing investment opportunities, whilst helping to improve Africa’s…

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