As part of Microsoft’s plans for the year, the company is supporting 10,000 start-ups in Africa over the next five years through a series of initiatives including partnerships with accelerators and incubators across the continent believing that the vibrant African start-up market is well placed to become a cornerstone of the continent’s digital economy, supporting local innovation through relevant solutions to societal challenges.
In line with this commitment, Microsoft has partnered with GreenHouse Labs to launch an acceleration program targeted at start-ups that are pre-series A looking to launch in new markets
With this partnership, Microsoft aims to provide industry-based African pre-series A stage start-ups with access to new markets, technology infrastructure, technical skills, and funding opportunities to aggressively scale their solutions and leverage the knowledge and networks gained during the program.
The 8 weeks program is scheduled for 2nd May – 27th June 2022 and will feature a demo day session bringing global investors to meet the start-up founders.
Start-ups must have validated their model and proven that their products are solving unique problems and are in high demand in the market.
Start-up must be based in East or West Africa
Best suited for start-ups that are preparing to raise a series A round
Participants must be committed for the entire duration of the program.
Applications are open. Interested organisations can apply here