From Passion to Empire: Microsoft to Assist Nigerian Entrepreneurs

Lumia535-NG-EN-PassiontoEmpire-SM-2000x1000-New-jpgAs part of its commitment to supporting entrepreneurship in Nigeria, Microsoft Mobile Devices and Services would be giving N3.5 million to five Nigerians with brilliant business ideas in the Microsoft Lumia 535 Dual SIM activation, tagged “Passion to Empire”, which would run from February 16, 2015 to March 31, 2015.

According to the general manager, Microsoft Mobile Devices and Services, West Africa, Joseph Umunakwe, “Passion to Empire” would help young entrepreneurs push their boundaries and test the strength of their ideas.

“Running a start-up is challenging in any environment, so Microsoft wants to empower entrepreneurs in Nigeria who have great business ideas.

“‘Passion to Empire’ would not be about a cash grant only. The winners will also be mentored by highly successful celebrity entrepreneurs, House of Tara’s Tara Fela Durotoye, Chocolate City’s Audu Maikori and Jobberman’s Opeyemi Awoyemi.” Umunakwe said.

“Our amazing range of Lumia smart phones and tablets, and the Microsoft Lumia 535 Dual SIM, specifically, provide the business support every entrepreneur needs on the go,” he added.

Giving more details about the specifications of the new Lumia 535 Dual SIM smart phone, senior marketing manager, Microsoft Mobile Devices and Services, West Africa, Olumide Balogun, stated that the new device offers five great integrated Microsoft experiences, including a wide-angle five mega-pixel front facing camera, and a spacious five-inch display protected with Gorilla Glass 3.

“With the Lumia 535, one can now make memorable Skype video calls, likewise seamlessly switch between voice and video with built-in Skype integration; access, edit and share Word, Excel and PowerPoint documents and OneNote notebooks, wherever one is, with the pre-installed Office suite” he said.

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