Microsoft, one of the top vendor of computer hardware, software for computers, mobile, gaming systems as well as cloud services will bring into being a program that will focus entrepreneurship for business in the East African region.
The program, which is dubbed ‘Insider4Good’, extended its turf to the East African region specifically in Kenya, Rwanda, Tanzania and Kenya a few months ago. Its mandate is to pinpointing talent in entrepreneurship, as well as identifying convergent thinkers who are capable of providing solutions for community-based problems. By doing so, Microsoft aims to empower such leaders by helping them grow their opportunities on a larger market scale.
Microsoft, which called for applications in February (having satisfied eligibility requirements such as member of the Windows Insider Program and adherence to the Fellowship Requirements, among other prerequisites), will announce successful entrepreneurs on June 14.
The program is also backed up by a local-based accelerator called GrowthAfrica, which has worked with Africa’s reputable entrepreneurs and the continent’s business ecosystem for more nearly two decades.
Apart from receiving a premier suit of Windows software and hardware, successful applicants (25) will attend a 6-month mentorship program that will include tailored technical and strategic advisory from world and local business leaders to help elevate their ideas to a broader audience.
Mentorship will take place in Nairobi and close in December. All travel expenses will be handled by the Windows Insider Program.