Microsoft SA launches Head Start programme

Microsoft South Africa has launched Head Start – an end-to-end program built to help tech startups grow.

Through the support programme, Microsoft aims to help startups grow by providing them with access to wide ranging skills development, development resources, access to coaches and mentors as well as its customer network.

The support program will boost tech startups by giving them open access to wide-ranging skills development resources, coaches and mentors, a fully-fledged customer network, and the platform on which to build their products and services.

In addition, the programme will also provide participants with access to Microsoft’s customer network and its Azure cloud computing platform.

“As a company whose mission it is to empower every person and organisation on the planet to achieve more, we get how critical entrepreneurship is, especially in the South African context where job creation is vital if we are to improve our economy,” said Lionel Moyal, commercial partners lead at Microsoft South Africa.

“By connecting tech startups with a worldwide network of customers, cloud architects, business development experts, and the latest cloud technologies, Microsoft wants to nurture and evolve these startups into fully-fledged Microsoft partners themselves,” he said

Microsoft already runs the programme in two other countries, the United Arab Emirates and Pakistan.

You can read more about the programme here.

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