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Microsoft Launches Accelerator Program For Pre-Series A Start-ups in East and West Africa Powered by GreenHouse Lab 

by Milcah Lukhanyu
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 Microsoft has partnered with Green House Labs to launch an acceleration program targeted at start-ups that are pre-series A looking to launch in new markets.

With this partnership, Microsoft aims to provide industry-based African pre-series A stage start-ups with access to new markets, technology infrastructure, technical skills, and funding opportunities to aggressively scale their solutions and leverage the knowledge and networks gained during the program. These start-ups must have validated their model and proven that their products are solving unique problems and are in high demand in the market. 

This acceleration program will run for 8 weeks between 2nd May – 27th June 2022 and will feature a demo day session bringing global investors to meet the start-up founders. 

The 8 weeks Accelerator is tailored to deliver sessions that are immensely positioned at the massive scale of participating start-ups while also giving a strategic focus to raising their next funding round. Some of the program modules include: 

  • Strategy & Growth  
  • Fundraising for Growth stage Companies  
  • Market Expansion & Operations 
  • Culture & Employee Benefits 
  • Marketing, PR, Communication, Sales and Business Development 
  • Technical Workshops 

 Eligibility Criteria 

  • Start-up must be based in East or West Africa 
  • Best suited for start-ups that are preparing to raise a series A round 
  • Participants must be committed for the entire duration of the program.

  Applications are currently open for submission here.

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