SCALING AFRICA’S DIGITAL ECOSYSTEM

We identify, support and fund the next generation of African innovators building for sustainability at scale- from SMEs and large Enterprises to Governments and Communities.

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Upskill Your Team

Growth begins with learning. Selected companies have access to our masterclass training resources covering topics in both business and emerging technologies.

Find Customers

Customers are the lifeblood of any business. Selected companies engage in marketing and co-sell engagements targeting SMEs, Enterprise, Government and public sector.

Hire Talent

You need the right type of talent to scale. We offer companies access to specialized talent pool through our premier AI Academy program and talent partners.

Raise Funds

You need money to scale even further. We partner with a network of VCs that share our common vision of building African startups into global enterprises and unicorns.

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Benefits

Startups benefit from a broad range of services and perks for achieving high growth and scale.

ACCESS AND CO-INNOVATION WITH MICROSOFT ENGINEERING AND PRODUCT TEAM​

INNOVATION IS KEY

Startups within the program will have access to Microsoft engineering team to co-innovate, this can range from product integrations to new offerings​

ACCESS AND CO-INNOVATION WITH FLAPMAX ENGINEERING AND PRODUCT TEAM

FLAPMAX ENGINEERING

Startups within the program will have access to Flapmax engineering team to co-innovate, this can include product integrations with Measure, Coral Imaging, and Fast Portal

AZURE CLOUD CREDIT, GITHUB AND DEVELOPER TOOLS​

DEVELOPER TOOLS

Up to $250,000 in cloud credits, including access to Founders Hub and virtual reality (VR) hardware

SME VALUE PROPOSITION AND MARKETPLACE​

value proposition

We have a high preference for startups with SME solution. Our vision is to impact millions of SME’S across the continent as such we will be positioning solutions targeted to solving the SME challenge in the continent​

ENTERPRISE AND GOVERNMENT PROACTIVE CO-SELL​

PROACTIVE CO-SELL​

Joint Co-Sell engagement with Microsoft sales team in the enterprise and public sector as well as with Flapmax product team​

ACCESS TO TALENT THROUGH FLAPMAX AI ACADEMY​

AI ACADEMY​

The AI Academy program includes xHAIL Apprenticeship program, Resident Research Engineers and International Internships​

MICROSOFT PARTNER ECOSYSTEM​

PARTNER ECOSYSTEM

Partner Network provides access to exclusive resources, programs, tools and connections across the continent to foster business growth​

ACCESS TO MICROSOFT AFRICA VC CIRCLE​

VC CIRCLE​

Our network of VCs help drive growth. Startups will have access to Microsoft VC circle to raise funds and scale their business​

CROSS MARKET EXPANSION​

EXPANSION​

Startups seeking to expand to the rest of Africa will benefit from cross market expansion activities which introduces their product/services to new markets within the continent​

Sectors

While we may be sector-agnostic, we have specific interest in startups innovating in key industries where AI can be greatly leveraged
for societal good at large scales.

Ignite the knowledge in every learner and empower the global workforce. Adaptive learning, training, etc.​​

AI driven security systems, logistics, automotive & manufacturing

Include every individual–big or small–in the financial space. Financial planning, payments, insurance, etc.​

Build a sustainable environment that propels socioeconomic growth. Waste, water, biodiversity, etc.​

Bring food to table with no stress, inclusive of underserved communities. Green agriculture, smart faming, etc.​

Deploy technology for equitable healthcare. Telemedicine, genomic sequencing, robotic surgery, etc.

Startups In Our S22 Cohort

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