Who is eligible for a grant?

Grants are awarded to early-stage internet access and energy access start-ups creating technologies and business models to enable connectivity in agriculture, education, and healthcare. This includes pre-Series A companies with a working solution, paying customers, and a scalable business model.

What's the outcome?

Grant winners participate in our annual Grant Fund Summit. The summit provides peer-based mentorship and accelerator sessions. Additional meetings and activities take place throughout the year to encourage continued collaboration and partnership to help solve the digital divide.

Winner spotlight

Meet the 2018 Microsoft Airband Initiative grant recipients

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