Microsoft unveils new funding opportunities for entrepreneurs in Ibadan

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Tech entrepreneurs in Ibadan can participate in the latest initiative introduced by international tech company Microsoft in partnership with Mara Mentor and Fate Foundation.

The initiative tagged CloudPreneurs will expand the capabilities of creative and passionate tech entrepreneurs in Ibadan and across Nigeria to become cloud resellers.

At a press conference held yesterday at its head office in Nigeria, the partners said 1 000 qualified applicants are needed for the initiative and the online registration portal will automatically shut down when the 1 000th application is submitted.

Wemimo Adeniyi, director of small, mid-market solutions partners at Microsoft Nigeria, said the project seeks to identify and help develop startups in the country. She said it would also empower the youth who are creative and passionate about new technology.

Adeniyi said the project is a crucial aspect of Microsoft’s 4Afrika initiative — a multi-year journey that aims to create 100 000 jobs in Africa. “With this initiative, Microsoft is keeping to the promise made through 4Afrika — to enable youth to become effective contributors to economic growth in Nigeria,” she said.

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