Cloud Startup Academy: Microsoft Partners FATE Foundation, Mara Mentors

Microsoft-4Afrika-CloudThe initiative will provide beneficiaries with training on
1. How to become entrepreneurs using cloud technologies.
2. To identify and help develop startups in the country and also empower the youth who are creative and passionate about new technology
3. The structure is design to allow 1000 qualified applicants to register over a period of four weeks.
4. Registered applicants will be interviewed to get the best 100 candidates who will then be exposed to modules of marketing and skill development — they will be further trained to become cloud resellers.

Fate Foundation’s director, Habiba Balogun said a platform has been created by Mara Mentor which allows 1 000 qualified applicants to register over a period of four weeks. Registered applicants will be interviewed to get the best 100 candidates who will then be exposed to modules of marketing and skill development — they will be further trained to become cloud resellers.

At the end of the process, participants would have developed their sales, technology, entrepreneurship, marketing, communication and startup management capacities. The top 20 participants will also receive mentorship and seed capital to become cloud-based business owners.