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Microsoft, Cc-Hub To Support 20 Tech Entrepreneurs
« on: September 26, 2016, 10:05:49 AM »
Microsoft and Co-Creation Hub have said that they will support 20 Nigerian entrepreneurs seeking to improve the lives of Nigerians through technology.

Sequel to this, the two companies have announced a new partnership in entrepreneurial mentorship and support through technology with the introduction of Windows Insiders for Good (#WINsiders4Good) Fellowship in Lagos.

The announcement marks the first step by the programme to deepen its relationship with Africa, starting with Nigeria.


 
The partnership with Co-Creation Hub is meant to open opportunities to Nigerian entrepreneurs who have brilliant ideas that they want to use to change their world.

?As such, the Winsiders4Good fellowship will support 20 Nigerian entrepreneurs seeking to improve the lives of Nigerians,? the Director of Software Engineering, Microsoft Corporation, Bambo Sofola, said.

According to him, WINsiders4Good focuses on how to use technology to solve complex problems.

?We have thousands of Windows Insiders in Nigeria, and tens of thousands across Africa. We want to collaborate more closely with them and other Windows users to make this a truly international product. One in seven Africans is a Nigerian; computer usage is soaring and tech centres like Yaba represent a manifestation of that growth,? Sofola said.

?We think it is a great time and place to learn from like-minded techies and entrepreneurs who are solving complex problems and creating opportunities in Lagos and greater Nigeria,? he added.

According to him, the application for the WINsiders4Good Fellowship is on and will close on October 10, 2016.

Entrepreneurs who qualify for the fellowship programme will receive Microsoft hardware, software and six months of tailored technical mentorship to help bring their innovative ideas to life, while also allowing them to collaborate with the world?s largest community of people who use simple technology to solve problems.

Confirming this, Sofola said, ?Microsoft and CcHUB will connect entrepreneurs to a global community of people like them, prioritise and fix the technical issues that can hinder them from reaching their goal, provide mentors for technical and strategic questions for six months, and provide hardware and software to bring their ideas to life.?

Speaking alongside Sofola, the Co-founder, CcHUB, Femi Longe, noted that the future of young Nigerians was in technology, saying, ?There is every need to create platforms that will help them access and conquer their future needs and challenges.?

He added, ?Collaborating with Microsoft will allow entrepreneurs across Nigeria to expand their possibilities, while exposing them to other entrepreneurs in the global space, which will eventually increase their competitive chances.?

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Microsoft, Cc-Hub To Support 20 Tech Entrepreneurs
« on: September 26, 2016, 10:05:49 AM »

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