Access global markets for your African business

Start-ups and small-and-medium enterprises (SMEs) are crucial to Africa’s development. Not only do you create jobs, but by innovating for social good, you also improve people’s lives, and drive long-term economic development and inclusive growth.

And so we have a responsibility to invest in you.

Microsoft 4Afrika gives hands-on support to start-ups and SMEs. Across your life-cycle, we provide you with what you need most, which includes access to finance, technology, markets, information, skills and services.

Over the years, we have brought tens of thousands of SMEs online and given one-on-one technical and business support to local start-ups. We want your venture to be visible to markets across the continent – and we want you to take your innovations to the world.

We’re always on the look-out for promising new business models with high-potential to invest in. We have partnered with some of the best accelerators, enablers and organisations, to both grow Africa’s entrepreneur ecosystem and offer the best support.

Discover and join our entrepreneur programmes:



Access freemium services, market your products, network with other businesses and engage with Microsoft experts.

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My Skills 4Afrika


Receive virtual and on-site business support from Microsoft experts and mentors around the world.

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Interns 4Afrika


Get Microsoft-certified interns to help you with day-to-day business operations.

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Microsoft Virtual Academy – 4Afrika

Microsoft Virtual Academy – 4Afrika

Stream and download free technology and business courses that meet your individual needs and organisational goals.

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Who have we partnered with?

  • The Tony Elumelu Foundation
  • DEMO Africa
  • Seedstars Africa
  • Liquid Telecom
  • Global Entrepreneurship Network
  • Growth Africa
  • Afrilabs