Feb. 2, 2014
The 4Afrika Initiative will award grants to five African startups: access.mobile, Africa 118, Gamsole, Kytabu, and Save & Buy. The grants will provide financial support to empower the next generation of entrepreneurs in Africa.

Highlights

Microsoft invests in the future of South African businesses
Nov. 5
Microsoft launches southafrica.biz4afrika.com – designed to bring a range of free products and services to businesses in South Africa.
Microsoft signs cooperation agreements with African incubators
Oct. 24
CcHUB in Nigeria, DTBi in Tanzania and with AfriLabs partner with Microsoft 4Afrika at DEMO Africa.
Microsoft Ventures supports entrepreneurship in Africa
Oct. 13
88mph is the first African accelerator partner to join the Microsoft Ventures partnership program as part of the 4Afrika Initiative. Microsoft will provide mentorship, technology guidance and more.
Microsoft introduces Advisory Council for 4Afrika Initiative
Oct. 9
The 4Afrika Advisory Council includes leaders and influencers across the continent and aims to guide strategic developments to ensure 4Afrika is closely aligned to Africa’s development goals.
Training South Africa’s next generation of IT leaders
Sept. 18
Microsoft partners with NetHope Academy to bridge the unemployment gap.
Microsoft announces new scholarship program for Africa’s youth
Aug. 11
Part of the 4Afrika Initiative, the program will offer mentorship, training, university-level education and employment opportunities to aspiring African youth