Tech Giant Microsoft will start a program to mentor startups in Nigeria as part of its “African Startups” initiative.
Through the initiative #StartUpThursday9ja , Microsoft Nigeria will enable successful entrepreneurs share their experience of what it takes to start and grow a business in Africa.
Evaristus Ezekwem, audience evangelist at Microsoft, informed Footprint to Africa that Microsoft believes the more the number of successful startups in Nigeria, the more the country can solve her problem and improve the lives of her citizens.
Commenting on the aim of the programme, Ezekwem, said, “is to inspire more successful entrepreneurs and small-medium scale businesses in Nigeria and other African countries in the face of our contracting economy.”
The maiden edition launching will take place this Thursday February 18, where two seasoned Nigerian entrepreneurs Oluyomi Ojo, Founder and CEO of Printivo, one of the fastest growing online printing service startups in Africa will share his success stories via twitter alongside Mark Essien, Founder/CEO of HotelsNg, an online based hotel booking platform based in Nigeria.
To join the discussion every Thursday follow Microsoft created @MicrosoftNG and with the hashtag #AfricanStartups #StartupThursday9ja for startups to join in the conversation.