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Microsoft Partners Flapmax To Empower 12 Startups

The logo of French headquarters of American multinational technology company Microsoft, is pictured outside on March 6, 2018 in Issy-Les-Moulineaux, a Paris’ suburb. / AFP PHOTO / GERARD JULIEN (Photo credit should read GERARD JULIEN/AFP/Getty Images)

Global Tech Company, Microsoft in partnership with Flapmax has empowered about 12 Startups in its FAST Acceleration Program.

The program was organized to boost sustainability and also create an avenue for SMEs to be introduced to a plethora of opportunities for business growth and market visibility.

However, Flapmax is part of Microsoft’s strategic partners across Africa and beyond to support the enablement of over 10,000 Small and Medium Scale Enterprises and Startups to grow and develop their businesses for economic growth and the creation of opportunities for young people.

Speaking at the event, the CEO of Flapmax, Dave Ojika, assured the Startups that Flapmax in partnership with Microsoft would continue to provide the needed support for growth.

He explained that “In partnership with the Microsoft team, we are bringing together a unique mix of technology business and innovative entrepreneurs to build and scale societally impactful solutions that enable digital transformation across industries, as well as an introduction to cloud and AI-integration tools designed to unlock new value for their businesses,”

According to Gerald Maithya, Startups Lead, Microsoft Africa Transformation Office stated that “Microsoft believes that African startups are well-placed to become a cornerstone of the African digital economy, with relevant solutions to local societal challenges. Participation in the FAST startup accelerator program will help these entrepreneurs capture available funding opportunities and plan for growth and future market expansion,”

FAST applicants had to be based in Africa, ready to scale or expand within the continent, and have an established product-market fit while addressing one or more Sustainable Development Goals (SDG).

The FAST accelerator program features the following startups: An online platform to buy and sell invoices for businesses in Africa, Africa’s most advanced proptech platform in real estate and technology, Building Africa’s biggest vehicle data service, Comprehensive precision agriculture platform powered by AI & earth observation, Partner with your doctor; Leverage your data; Pay less; Automated HR for all African businesses.

Other includes; eCommerce platform, digitizing Africa’s agriculture market, Asynchronous and synchronous kindergarten to 12th-grade education app, Pediatric oncology services, East Africa’s First Data-Driven Food Supply Chain Platform, Digital platform for hospitals access to blood that saves lives, Making seamless mobility a reality in Africa.

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