Microsoft’s WINsiders4Good Fellowship aims at helping Nigerian entrepreneurs

Microsoft and Co-Creation Hub have announced a new partnership with respect to entrepreneurial mentorship alongside technical support for the launch of Windows Insiders for Good Fellowship at the CcHUB office in Yaba, Lagos.

Windows Insiders for Good Fellowship

Windows Insiders for Good Fellowship

This partnership is expected to open the gateway of opportunities for the Nigerian entrepreneurs who want to change the worked with their indigenous ideas. This move is also expected to deepen Microsoft relationship with Africa. At this juncture, twenty Nigerian entrepreneurs will be supported by the Winsiders4Good Fellowship and this is expected to give a ray of hope for the locals.

Director of Software Engineering, Microsoft Corp, Bambo Sofola explains how WINsiders4Good will use technology to solve the complex problems. He further went on to say,

“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 Nigerian, computer usage is soaring, and tech centers like Yaba represent a manifestation of that growth. 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.”

Applications for the WINsiders4Good fellowship is already on and will end on 10th October 2016, those interested can head on to this link and register themselves. However, as of now the program is open only for the Nigerian nationals. The qualified entrepreneurs will be given Microsoft hardware, software and 6-months of customized technical mentorship to help them turn their ideas into reality. Furthermore, the initiative will also allow them to collaborate with the largest community in order to solve the problem.

Co-founder, Co-Creation Hub (CcHUB) Femi Longe noted that the future of young Nigerians depends on the impact of technology and this meant the need to creates a sustainable platform to host the talent.

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Mahit Huilgol has been using Windows on PC and Mobile since long. He has been following Microsoft developments from close quarters and loves writing about it.

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