support through mentorship and coaching. The finalist are set launch their products at the upcoming conference this month.
start-ups which provides them with software, support, visibility and community at no cost. The program has more than 50,000 international member companies which includes 625 in Africa.
Cloud computing is the primary technology that enables global scalability, and to that end, a select number of start-ups will also benefit from access to Microsoft Azure, for building, deploying and managing applications and services through a global network of Microsoft-managed data centers.
Welcoming the support, DEMO Africa Executive Producer Harry Hare thanked Microsoft for sponsoring the conference for the second year in a row and for providing the much needed infrastructure to further the growth of ICT in Africa.
Each year, more than 2,500 people from around the globe attend DEMO to experience innovation at its birth. DEMO Africa is the flagship initiative of the Liberating Innovation in Opportunity Nations ([email protected]) partnership, an innovative new partnership aimed at enhancing and deepening start-up and innovation ecosystems of fast-growing African economies. Microsoft is also a founding partner of the [email protected] initiative.